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  • Key populations demand involvement in program implementation

    People living with HIV, key population and rights networks in Africa highlight grave concerns about how they have been side-lined in the implementation of programs funded by PEPFAR and Global Fund.
  • Impact of Community Activism - Foreword from Solange Baptiste

    Foreword: Annual Report 2015 Solange Baptiste, Executive Director of International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), shares her reflections on the task ahead in her foreword for ITPC’s Annual Report 2015.  I am delighted to share our annual report, which highlights ITPC’s achievements in 2015. Although there are 16 million people on treatment today, our job as treatment activists has never been more critical. The evidence tells us that starting HIV treatment early is necessary for epidemic control, essential for good health and plays a major role in prevention too. The new guidance behind ‘test and treat’ means that suddenly 21 million people need treatment now. At a time of dwindling resources, the international community must wake up and act now! We are facing a US$9 billion gap to finance the HIV response.  Need has dramatically outpaced resourcing. And amidst shrinking funding, the money allocated rarely reaches communities most affected. Still far too many interventions are not evidence informed, and in some cases actually harm those most vulnerable. We must urgently fix the drug development model that ...

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'Be healthy - know your viral load' film

'Be healthy - know your viral load' film

ITPC launches new Africa-wide campaign ‘Be Healthy – Know your viral load’ encouraging people living with HIV to get a viral load test, and demanding governments to provide routine viral load testing to all people living with HIV. Partnering with AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and eleven national partners from across the region, the campaign got started with a march in Lusaka on 30 October. Check out the new website http://www.knowyourviralload.org/

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