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Remembering Mark Wainberg

It is with a heavy heart that the International AIDS Society (IAS) has learned of the death of past president Prof. Mark A. Wainberg (1998-2000), who died this week at the age of 71 in Bal Harbour, Florida. We stand in mourning and shock from this news as Mark was a leader, mentor and close friend to the IAS, our staff and our community.
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IAS statement on reinstatement of the global gag rule (Mexico City Policy)

On 23 January 2017, US President Donald J Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy. Under this policy, any and all non-US-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to receive US foreign assistance for family planning or global health must pledge to not use any funds – received from the US government or any other source – to “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning”. The International AIDS Society (IAS) is deeply...
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IAS statement on the Executive Order halting refugee admissions (United States)

US President Donald J Trump signed the Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” on Friday, 27 January 2017. Under this proposed Order, all refugee admissions are suspended for 120 days, and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – are blocked from entering the US for 90 days. This Order essentially legalizes stigma of an entire population, striking at the core of human rights a...
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The IAS welcomes the results of the Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment

19 September 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland) — The International AIDS Society (IAS) enthusiastically welcomed the news that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria had raised US$ 12.9 billion at its 5th Replenishment Conference, held in Montreal. The amount raised, just shy of the Global Fund’s US$ 13 billion goal, is nearly one billion more than the amount raised at the 4th Replenishment in 2013.  This year’s conference saw over three-dozen national governments, foundations, and ...
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IAS and WHO – New survey on research priorities for children and adolescents

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  • 9/16/2016 11:04:00 AM
The International AIDS Society’s Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) and the World Health Organization are coordinating a shared global research agenda on HIV services for children and adolescents. Despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV epidemic, much work remains to be done to comprehensively address gaps in HIV testing, treatment, care and support for children and adolescents. With increased competing priorities, funding for such resear...
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The International AIDS Society Calls for Global Leadership Ahead of the 5th Global Fund Replenishment

On 16 September 2016, the 5th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will commence in Montreal, Canada. There, donors from around the world will pledge their commitment to invest in the Global Fund and support its goal of raising US$ 13 billion to be spent over the next three years; an investment that would save an estimated 8 million lives by 2020. The International AIDS Society (IAS) fully supports the Global Fund in its goal and urges all...

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Prospects for developing a cure or sustained remission for HIV take centre stage at AIDS 2016

HIV Cure Research Advances and the New IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016 will headline the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban (Durban, SOUTH AFRICA) -- Sixteen years ago, the historic 13th International AIDS Conference inspired a new paradigm for HIV treatment access that helped change the trajectory of the global AIDS epidemic. This year, as 18,000 scientists, policymakers, advocates and people living with HIV return to Durban, South Africa, AIDS 20...
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Announcing Carlo Oliveras as the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition Programme Coordinator

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  • 6/1/2016 1:42:00 PM
We are delighted to welcome Carlo Oliveras to the International AIDS Society (IAS) as the new Programme Coordinator for the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC) hosted by CIPHER. The ATC collaborates with networks of people living with HIV, HIV treatment organizations, youth organizations – including young people living with HIV – researchers, clinicians and global health agencies to fill urgent gaps in addressing the treatment and care needs of adolescents living with HIV. Previously, ...
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69th World Health Assembly: Statement by the International AIDS Society (IAS)

The International AIDS Society (IAS) welcomes the Global Health Sector Strategies and congratulates the World Health Organization (WHO) on the broad- based consultation - particularly the engagement of civil society partners who are key players in supporting their realisation. HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs are major public health issues and an integrated client-centred approach within a framework of universal health coverage will strengthen achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
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