ITPC West Africa Press Release: “Ebola is Major Factor Interrupting Antiretroviral Treatment to People Living with HIV in Sierra Leone”

MAY 29TH, 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Today, human rights campaigners call for improved and regular access to HIV treatment in Sierra Leone, following the Ebola crisis. The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition – West Africa (ITPC-WA) joined forces with The Network of HIV Positives in Sierra-Leone to survey people living with HIV. They found that the […]

ITPC Welcomes Evidence for Early Start to HIV Treatment

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) welcomes encouraging new evidence from an international study, Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment, or START for short. “It is exciting to see that we now have data that provides concrete evidence of the clinical benefits of starting people early on HIV treatment,” explains Christine Stegling, Executive Director of ITPC. […]

Activists in Ukraine hold critical roundtable on patent barriers on medicines

On April 15, 2015, the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS convened a roundtable meeting titled Patent Barriers on Medicines: Potential Opportunities to Overcome the Barriers. The meeting brought together representatives of Indian and Ukrainian generic manufacturers in order to identify opportunities to overcome patent barriers through the use of compulsory licensing, […]

Thousands of activists urge company to change its policies on eve of shareholder meeting

New York, May 5, 2015 — On the eve of pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences’ annual shareholder meeting, thousands of people who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HCV/HIV coinfection, with their allies and physicians, have demanded that Gilead change its policies that deny access to treatment for millions of people in developing countries. “Gilead must […]

Civil Society Opposes Patent Application on HIV Drug Truvada® In a Bid to Stop Argentina From Paying 30 Times More Than Other Countries

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) supports the patent pre-grant opposition that was filed on 13 April 2015 by the Fundación Grupo Efecto Positivo (FGEP) and the Argentinian Network of Positive People (Redar Positive). The patent was filed at Argentina’s patent office and challenges the validity of a patent application submitted by Gilead Sciences on […]

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ACT Toolkit launches in English, French, Russian and Spanish

On Human Rights Day, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is proud to announce that our Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit  is now available in English, French, Spanish and Russian. The ACT Toolkit facilitates community activists to become effective advocates for HIV treatment access. It includes a special focus on supporting key populations and ensuring everyone’s right to health is respected.

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Sign ITPC’s petition to Gilead A recent decision by India’s Patent Office rejecting one of Gilead’s key patents for sofosbuvir is an important step for treatment activists. But Gilead is using every trick in the book to get the decision reversed, including lobbying the Indian Government. Sign our petition today to expand Hep C treatment!

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ITPC and ARASA host workshop on Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements for activists in Johannesburg

News summary On November 24-28, 2014, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) held a joint workshop training, titled Community Involvement in Access to Affordable HIV Treatment: Focus on the Influence of Intellectual Property & Free Trade Agreements, at the Aviator Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. […]

ITPC and KeNPUD: Working together to protect the health and rights of PUDs in Kenya

In 2013, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), through Bridging the Gaps, supported KeNPUD with a small grant to grow their organization. Mid-way through their ITPC grant, KeNPUD has conducted 15 advocacy actions, conseled 85 people, and held HIV education workshops for over 200 people. They continue to do health outreach to mobilize people to […]

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New report: Global Action with Local Impact: Why Advocacy Matters

News summary The report, “ Global Action with Local Impact: Why Advocacy Matters ,” details strategies used and outcomes achieved by ITPC and our other global network partners focused on key populations under the Bridging the Gaps programme. The report examines the role of international advocacy in addressing HIV among key populations, including people living […]

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Call to Action from HIV community

In July 2014, 23 community leaders came together at the Bellagio Centre, Italy for a three day meeting to assess the state of the HIV/AIDS movement. The meeting resulted in this Call to Action. The Bellagio meeting brought together a diverse group of academics, health practitioners, activists and policy makers, including HIV and human rights […]