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The case for evidence driving investments to overcome the HIV pandemic

The case for evidence driving investments to overcome the HIV pandemic

Follow the science. That’s what we’ve come to know in four decades of responding to HIV, and that’s the message the IAS delivered at the fifth United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV and AIDS in June 2012.
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COVID-19 compounds challenges for people who use drugs – and we know the solution

COVID-19 compounds challenges for people who use drugs – and we know the solution

For people who use drugs, COVID-19 has added to an already difficult situation marked by widespread violations of human rights, criminalization and disproportionate use of force by law enforcement. Violence, stigma and discrimination, high prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis and high rates of overdose have compounded the challenges for a group of already marginalized people. IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman on the solutions that have been known to us for many years.
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Scientific highlights from HIVR4P // Virtual

Scientific highlights from HIVR4P // Virtual

As HIVR4P // Virtual comes to an end, here is a look at some of the highlights which emerged from the global scientific conference focused exclusively on HIV prevention research.
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Adeeba Kamarulzaman: Innovations in HIV care for continuity and expansion

Adeeba Kamarulzaman: Innovations in HIV care for continuity and expansion

World AIDS Day this year falls at the close of an unprecedented year for the planet. The spread of COVID-19 has affected communities across the world – disrupting and threatening lives and livelihoods.
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Meet Birgit Poniatowski, our new Executive Director

Meet Birgit Poniatowski, our new Executive Director

The HIV community is unique and inspires me every day. I saw the resilience of the HIV community early on in my career when I was working at the United Nations University in Tokyo. I was responsible for capacity-building programmes, which brought together people from all over the world for various trainings.
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IAS bids sad farewell to Timothy Ray Brown, the “Berlin patient”

IAS bids sad farewell to Timothy Ray Brown, the “Berlin patient”

It is with a profoundly heavy heart that IAS – the International AIDS Society – today mourns the passing of Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV.
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New beginnings

New beginnings

After several wonderful and productive years with the IAS, I have decided to relocate and join my partner in Greece to begin the next chapter in our lives together. This, of course, also means that my time as Executive Director of this amazing organization is coming to an end.
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