AIDS Action Europe regional training on affordability and pricing of medications
30.09.2016

AIDS Action Europe is happy to launch the call for trainee applications for its regional training for the Baltic States on affordability and pricing of medications taking place.

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EHRN visited the Baltics
29.06.2016

«We learned that in Latvia government support for harm reduction programs was not systemic either. City officials may simply ban syringe exchange, as it has happened in Ventspils; or, as in Jurmala, they may refuse to recognize the problem of drug use to avoid scaring tourists away from the major resort.»

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Expressed greetings to AGIHAS for Exemplary Contribution to Health and Well-Being
10.04.2016

AmCham, together with the United States Embassy in Latvia and Civic Alliance of Latvia, organized the Human Development Award program for the third consecutive year to honor inspirational people, businesses and organizations. The purpose of the award is to promote human development, prosperity, and the well-being of Latvia's people.

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Thanks to BaltHIV! 05.04.2016

HIV Statistics in the Baltic States - all in one place http://balthiv.com/statistics-in-the-baltic-states-january-1st-2016



We demand that the Government of the Czech Republic adheres to the international principles and treaties
21.02.2016

Pan-European Networks of communities of people living with and affected by HIV, doctors and scientists call upon the Government of the Czech Republic to immediately stop the Prague Public Health Authority's persecution and intimidation of people living with HIV, and to return to evidence-based and proven practices in HIV prevention, testing and care in the Czech Republic.

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International meeting on 26 - 29 May, 2016
07.02.2016

The NGO ‘AGIHAS’ – a support group for people living with HIV and AIDS, and the Baltic HIV Association, as well as the Association of LGBT people and their friends ‘Mozaika’, with ViiV Healthcare’s financial support are jointly organising a major project ‘Coalition for Change’, which will take place over (the next) two years.

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18.08.2015

AGIHAS Infosheet #30 from the series „For a Better Quality of Life of PLWHA!” IS CURE NEAR? (The VIII International AIDS Society conference and the IV "Towards an HIV Cure" symposium, July 2015, Vancouver). Read here 



AIDS Action Europe calls the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers to follow the international guidelines on treatment and prevention
12.05.2015

Chair of the Steering Committee of AIDS Action Europe Anke van Dam sent a letter to the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers to express the concerns of AIDS Action Europe regarding the ongoing policies and the lack of political will in the response to HIV and AIDS in Latvia. With this letter, AIDS Action Europe joins and expresses support of the call of Latvian Civil Society Groups to follow international guidelines on treatment and prevention.

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AAE in Riga (20 - 21 April)
12.04.2015

AIDS Action Europe: "We do already have a pretty good idea of the issues we will focus on during the next SC meeting which will take place in Riga in April 2015. One of the highlights of the meeting will be the possibility to meet some of the Latvian authorities and institutions and discuss HIV related issues with them. We are looking forward to this important event which will take place during the Latvian Presidency Semester."

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Dear Health Minister Belvics
24.03.2015

I am writing to you to bring to your attention the alarming rates of tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the European Region and to request that you take action on this issue at the upcoming 1st Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Tuberculosis organised by the Latvian government on 31st March in Riga, Latvia.

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Conference on tuberculosis in Riga
18.02.2015

1st Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis and Its Multi- Drug Resistance (MDR), Riga, Latvia, March 30 - 31, 2015 (National Library of Latvia, Ziedoòa hall)

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Local conditions may drive viral evolution in opposite directions
12.12.2014

HIV has become more virulent over time, not less, European study finds. Local conditions may drive viral evolution in opposite directions. Gus Cairns: "In other words, both studies could be right: HIV could currently be weakening in one part of the world, while becoming stronger in another."

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Research suggests ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing
03.12.2014

It is widely believed that epidemics in new hosts diminish in virulence over time, with natural selection favoring pathogens that cause minimal disease.

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Anniversary of the radical advocacy
12.10.2014

October 12 marks the 10th anniversary of the direct action taken by the Russian activist group, "FrontAIDS". At that time, less than 1200 HIV-positive people in Russia were receiving ARV-s. Within a year of their series of actions (and also actions by other civil society leaders) the Russian government finally started to purchase ARV drugs. Its an important part of our region’s history.

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FDA approves "Harvoni". Gilead said it’s price will be $94,500 for a 12-week course of treatment
11.10.2014

Hepatitis С is contagious disease with known and extensive medical risks, but given Gilead’s choice to price these treatments so irresponsibly high, it makes it impossible to treat everyone who could benefit.

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The number of people living with HIV and hepatitis is on the rise in Europe
01.10.2014

There is an urgent need to change our strategy for testing for HIV and hepatitis in Europe. The number of people infected is increasing and many are still not aware that they are infected. The problem is greatest in Southern and Eastern Europe, but it is also an increasing problem in other European countries, and new testing strategies are therefore required. Late diagnosis means a higher mortality rate, greater risk of onward transmission and increased financial costs.

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European HIV testing week 2014 and AHF grant
15.09.2014

From 21 to 28 November, the 2-nd European HIV Testing week is planned to take place. AHF Europe invites creative proposals that promote Community Based rapid HIV testing during European Testing Week.

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After the End of AIDS
14.09.2014

Everyone loves a happy ending. After 33 years of a terrible epidemic, looking forward into the distance and glimpsing the end of the disease, an AIDS-free future is like seeing water on the horizon after a long, hard walk through the sands of a desert. We want it so desperately, so acutely, we can taste it.

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Australia against Sovaldi price
25.08.2014

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee rejected the submission for Highly Specialised Drugs Program listing for sofosbuvir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C on the basis of unacceptably high and likely underestimated cost-effectiveness and the high and likely underestimated budgetary impact on the Public health.

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