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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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Integrating HIV and hepatitis C services could improve the health of hundreds of thousands of people

Integrating HIV and hepatitis C services could improve the health of hundreds of thousands of people

Though little talked about, hepatitis C is one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. More than 70 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with chronic hepatitis C, and every year, close to 400,000 people die from it.
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Ending child and adolescent TB:  Commendable progress, yet far to go

Ending child and adolescent TB: Commendable progress, yet far to go

As we near the deadline for the 2020 End TB milestones, it’s time to take stock of our efforts as set out in the World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap towards ending TB in children and adolescents, using a client-centred lens.
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Six things to advocate for at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

Six things to advocate for at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

When the first people living with HIV were recognized in 1982, the world’s health systems were not prepared to address a new and rapidly expanding epidemic. Almost 40 years after the appearance of AIDS, much has changed. AIDS-related deaths continue to decline as antiretroviral treatment coverage rose to 62% in 2018.
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IAS 2019: A week in review

IAS 2019: A week in review

This week, you and more than 5,900 other professionals from nearly 130 countries made IAS 2019 a conference to remember. Across 1,300 abstracts, selected from more than 3,000 submissions, this 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science marked several key milestones in the global response to HIV.
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A wake-up call: Integrating contraceptive choice and HIV prevention

A wake-up call: Integrating contraceptive choice and HIV prevention

The results released yesterday of a large clinical research study ‒ known as the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) ‒ sought to resolve long-standing questions on a potential link between hormonal contraceptive use and the risk of HIV acquisition. Although the results found no significant difference in HIV risk among women using one of three highly effective contraceptive methods in the trial, it is not all good news. The findings showed high rates of HIV acquisition.
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IAS Statement on the 72nd World Health Assembly

IAS Statement on the 72nd World Health Assembly

The International AIDS Society (IAS) welcomes the emphasis that the World Health Organization (WHO) places on universal health coverage (UHC), tuberculosis (TB) and vaccines in the agenda for the 72nd World Health Assembly. The IAS commends the prioritisation of efforts to ensure that no one is left behind in reaching the health targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. Across the world, for a variety of cultural, social, political and religious reasons, accessing services is still ...
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