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Civil Society Must Participate in Domestic Funding Dialogues – Here’s How

On September 18, 2017, at the Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) AIDS Philanthropy Summit in Washington D.C., ITPC Director of Global Programs and Advocacy Wame Mosime and AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) Deputy Director Felicita Hikuam spoke at the session titled Civil Society-Driven Actions on Sustainability and Domestic Mobilization for HIV and […]

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High-, Middle- or Low-Income: Pharma Greed is Not Justified in Any Country!

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 ITPC Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead Othoman Mellouk addressed the Human Rights Council’s 2017 Social Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, explaining why we can’t stand back while Big Pharma abuse the patent system at the expense of public health:  Translating Principles into Action: Patents, Big Pharma and Access to […]

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The Future of the HIV Response Through the Eyes of Youth Leadership

Helen Etya’ale, ITPC’s Program Coordinator, shares her reflections from the recent Intergenerational Summit on Positive Youth Leadership and what the HIV advocacy movement looks like through the eyes of youth leadership.   August 12th is International Youth Day. In light of that, I can’t help but think back on my recent experiences and observations from […]

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Civil Society Leaves Important Mark at IAS 2017

On 22-26 July 2017, ITPC Global, Regional Directors from ITPC LATCA and ITPC MENA, and representatives from ITPCru were in Paris, France for the 2017 International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017). With support from the Bridging the Gaps initiative, we were able to ensure treatment access issues – particularly as they affect key populations […]

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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 […]