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Civil society cooperation network for the Americas and the Caribbean launched - 2018/11/26

A new regional civil society cooperation network for the Americas and the Caribbean to support nongovernmental organizations working to end AIDS was launched on 30 October in Quito, Ecuador. Launched by Coalition PLUS, the initiative will support coordination and capacity-building among community organizations involved in the AIDS responses of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

- 2018/11/26

- 2018/11/26

Global HIV prevention targets at risk - 2018/11/26

As the world grapples with how to speed up reductions in new HIV infections, great optimism is coming from the world of HIV prevention research with a slate of efficacy trials across the prevention pipeline. Major HIV vaccine and antibody efficacy trials are under way, as is critical follow-on research for proven antiretroviral-based prevention options.

Young people have a say in Fiji - 2018/11/26

Twenty-four young people gathered in Suva, Fiji, / to take stock of the country’s progress/ in meeting the commitments in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration /on Ending AIDS/ and to identify what puts young people at risk of HIV.

- 2018/11/26

- 2018/11/26

Race to ensure that people living with HIV get treatment after Central Sulawesi earthquake - 2018/11/23

On 28 September, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, was struck by a powerful earthquake and a subsequent tsunami. Thousands of people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been displaced. In the event of a major humanitarian disaster, the basic needs of people are always difficult to fulfil—this is especially true for people living with HIV in Central Sulawesi. The hospitals in the town of Palu are heavily damaged but remain operational. There are still stocks of antiretroviral therapy in those hospitals, but there are concerns about how long those stocks will last. Before the disaster, according to government data, there were an estimated 1913 people living with HIV in Central Sulawesi, with 334 people, including three children, on antiretroviral therapy.

- 2018/11/23

Germany: taking a human-rights based approach to injecting drug use - 2018/11/23

People who inject drugs often have one or more associated health issues. Drug use and mental health issues often coexist and drug use can increase the risk of contracting infections. Among people who inject drugs, for example, the risk of acquiring to HIV is 22 times greater than for people in the general population. People who use drugs are also widely stigmatized and marginalized, putting them out of reach of health and social services. In line with Germany’s efforts to take a people-centred, human rights-based approach to health, the non-profit organization Fixpunkt has begun offering a safe haven for people who inject drugs. Fixpunkt provides a wide range of services, including support for people who are on opioid substitution therapy, counselling for mental health and social problems, basic health services, sterile injecting equipment and supervised drug consumption rooms and professional assistance in the event of overdose.

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