IAS statement: Ending racism involves us all

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As champions of health and rights, we add our voices to the global chorus condemning the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others – and denounce the structural racism that enabled their deaths.
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Remembering Professor Gita Ramjee

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the passing of Professor Gita Ramjee, world-renowned HIV scientist and Chief Scientific Officer at the Aurum Institute, who died in South Africa on Tuesday, 31 March from COVID-19 related complications.
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“It`s hard to know if this is a cure, only time will tell, but this is looking very promising,” said Sharon Lewin, IAS Governing Council member and Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Lewin is also Co-Chair with Mark Dybul of the IAS initiative Towards an HIV Cure.
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Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) is an established and scientifically sound and proven concept in HIV prevention. A staggering body of evidence has shown that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load by taking and adhering to antiretroviral therapy as prescribed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others.
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3 February 2020 (Geneva, Switzerland) - The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (the Enterprise), hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), shares the deep disappointment that the Phase 2b/3 HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 has been stopped by the trial sponsor, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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Australian condom brand, Moments Condoms, has announced an official partnership with the International AIDS Society.
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Dear 2019 IAS Youth Ambassadors, Thank you for your letter regarding your request for at least one young person (under the age of 26) to deliver a plenary presentation at all International AIDS Society (IAS) conferences. We were pleased to hear you were impressed that almost 40% of presenters were under 35 years old at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City. The IAS is strongly committed to ensuring active youth participation in our conferences and programmes, providi...
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Uganda is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement of plans to introduce legislation that will impose the death penalty on people found to have had sex with a member of their own sex or to have “promoted” homosexuality.
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IAS Educational Fund Press Fellowship now open

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Applications for the second round of the IAS Educational Fund Press Fellowship are now open. Taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 30 November – 4 December, the press fellowship aims to advance on-the-ground media coverage of the human and community impacts of implementing key HIV–related science and research. Applications will close on Sunday, 27 October, at 23:59 CET. Apply now The press fellowship offers selected journalists the opportunity to gain first-hand experience by visiting implement...
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Later this week, French President Emmanuel Macron will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund in Lyon, France. There, donors from around the world will pledge new funding in support of the Global Fund’s goal of helping the world get back on track towards ending AIDS, TB and Malaria. The importance of a robust replenishment cannot be underestimated. Since 2002, the Global Fund partnership has helped save 32 million lives and contributed to 18.9 million people on antiretrovir...
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