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HIV Activists Denounce ViiV for Denying 3.5 million People Access to Optimal Treatment

Today, Monday, 24 July 2017, during the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (IAS 2017), HIV treatment activists from around the world collectively blocked access to ViiV Healthcare’s promotional booth and stormed its presentation to physicians. The action, which included taping off ViiV’s booth, to deny access to conference delegates, highlights the […]

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Civil Society and Allies Push Against IP Barrier in Guatamala

Last week, ITPC Latin America and the Carribean (ITPC LATCA) and allies began urging Guatemala and the international community to expand HIV treatment coverage through the use of compulsory licensing for the Lopinavir 200mg / Ritonavir 50 mg fixed-dose combination tablet. What is compulsory licensing? According to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights […]

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Regional Activist Meeting Starts Demand Creation for Differentiated Models of ART Delivery

On 19 – 23 June, 2017, ARASA and ITPC hosted a 5-day community workshop on differentiated ART delivery in Bangkok, Thailand. With the support of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the workshop brought together more than 30 participants across 12 countries from seven networks of people living with HIV in Africa and Asia to strengthen […]

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Regional Community Treatment Observatory Continues Building Capacity for Community Monitoring

This past month, June 2017, ITPC and country partners gathered for three trainings as part of the Regional Community Treatment Observatory in West Africa (RCTO-WA), supported by the Global Fund. The three separate trainings – on governance, finance, and monitoring & evaluation – aimed to further build capacity among the RCTO-WA implementation teams in-country, and […]

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BTG Alliance drafts Declaration on the Right of People Who Use Drugs to Be Protected From State Sanctioned Violence

Statement from attributed members of the Bridging the Gaps Alliance following the conclusion of the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference in Montréal. In an era of rising populism and heightened political repression around the world, communities most affected by HIV, including people who use drugs, sex workers, and LGBT people, with specific concern for transgender […]