TB and HIV: Nothing about us without us
BLOG - 16 November 2017
When it comes to tuberculosis (TB) control, the world is falling short. Despite being a curable disease, TB is the cause of one-third of the 1.5 million AIDS deaths each year and continues to kill an estimated 1.7 million people and infect another 10 million each year. In over some three decades working in TB control, between us, we have survived TB, treated patients with TB and lost loved ones to TB.
The IAS welcomes Peter Sands as the Global Fund’s new Executive Director
STATEMENT - 14 November 2017
The International AIDS Society (IAS) welcomes the appointment of Peter Sands as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Following more than a decade in the financial sector – including more than eight years as the Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank – Peter has dedicated his life to improving global health and accelerating the fight against pandemics, including AIDS, TB and malaria.
International AIDS Society statement on the passing of Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan
STATEMENT - 9 October 2017
The International AIDS Society mourns the passing of Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and honours his life of service and dedication to an open society and to the fight against AIDS. Amsterdam, the city that Mayor van der Laan led for seven years, occupies a critical role in the history of the global fight against AIDS. It was among the first cities in the world to support needle exchange, which helped address a growing epidemic among people who inject drugs.
The future of research: HIV cure and cancer
BLOG - 22 September 2017
As the second leading cause of death globally, cancer is a serious global health problem, accounting for 8.8 million deaths in 2015 alone. Across the world, scientists are collaborating to develop effective treatments and tools to combat this disease and save lives, making remarkable advances. In the long search for innovative ways to achieve a cure or remission for HIV, a rigorous analysis of these approaches and inter-disciplinary collaboration between the two fields could be a game changer for researchers and scientists working towards a cure for HIV.
The key priorities that need UN action
BLOG - 14 September 2017
The United Nations was born in 1945 to help maintain peace and resolve global conflicts. The founding documents of the UN recognized that peace involves much more than the lack of warfare. A world living in peace is one in which people have the tools they need to live happy, healthy and productive lives. A peaceful world is one in which our natural environment is protected and our fundamental human rights respected and celebrated. It is a world that is just and equitable.
In remembrance of Pierre Bergé
STATEMENT - 9 September 2017
The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the passing of Pierre Bergé, a giant in the fight against AIDS and a renowned human rights advocate. Pierre died at the age of 86 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, on 7 September 2017. A successful businessman, a patron of the arts and an active member of the supervisory board of Le Monde, Pierre used his wealth and influence to make the world a better, more just place.
Unleashing the potential of youth to fight HIV
BLOG - 8 August 2017
Despite the progress made against HIV, with tens of millions of people receiving lifesaving drugs and declines in infection rates, we now face the challenge of accelerating and sustaining these gains, especially among young people. It’s not easy to navigate adolescence under the best of circumstances.
IAS 2017: A week in review
BLOG - 27 July 2017
It’s been an extraordinary week for HIV science. An extraordinary week for the HIV response. As 6,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders begin their journeys home from the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris, here’s a quick summary of some of what made news inside the Palais des Congrès this past week and got news editors around the world talking too
Wiley and International AIDS Society confirm new publishing partnership
NEWS - 14 July 2017
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International AIDS Society (IAS) to publish their fully open access journal, Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). JIAS is well-established with an Impact Factor of 6.296, and all articles in the journal are open access and free to view, download and share.
A country on the brink
BLOG - 29 June 2017
Grisbel Escobar is the director of the Civil Association of Women United for Health (MUSAS), an organization created to support women living with HIV in Venezuela. Dr Martin Carballo is an infectious disease specialist and coordinator of the AIDS unit at the University Hospital of Caracas since 1998.