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A country on the brink

A country on the brink

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. He is also a member of the antiretroviral resistance committee and an advisor on antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines in Venezuela. In the midst of the current crisis in Venezuela, these two In...
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Living with HIV, then and now

Living with HIV, then and now

The first AIDS-related deaths were reported in the United States on 5 June 1981. Thirty-six years later, there are almost 37 million people living with HIV. Today, seven of these people share their personal stories; they come from around the world and are between the ages of 23 and 73 years. In this #IASONEVOICE series, International AIDS Society (IAS) Members shed light on the diversity of experiences, perspectives and realities of HIV over time across ages, countries and backgrounds. Here are ...
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The HIV research evolution

The HIV research evolution

More than three decades of dedicated research on HIV/AIDS has led to great discoveries and advances in the HIV response. In recognition of the day that the first AIDS-related deaths were reported on 5 June 1981, four scientists working in four different parts of the world reflect on the evolution of the HIV research field, their most significant moments and predictions for the future of HIV research. Read more
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 Testing on the front lines

Testing on the front lines

Garry Kuchel is a registered nurse with more than 26 years of experience. He has been an International AIDS Society (IAS) Member since 2014. Garry currently works at the M Clinic, a sexual health clinic for men who have sex with men in Perth, Australia. He provides free, confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and associated services for men who have sex with men (MSM). In recognition of International Nurses Day this month, Garry opens up about his experiences pr...
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Standing up for science

Standing up for science

The support and investment of the United States has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking and historic health milestones in the world. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has led to highly effective treatments, such as of life-saving antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis, turning a fatal infection into a chronic, manageable one in many places. Millions of lives have been saved by implementing those scientific advances through the US President's Eme...
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HIV prevention in the hands of women

HIV prevention in the hands of women

Denise van Dijk is a Member of the International AIDS Society (IAS), an IAS Industry Liaison Forum Advisory Group member and the President of the Global Public Health Sector division of the Female Health Company (FHC), overseeing the management of the female condom distribution and education programme. This International Women’s Day, Denise shares her perspective on the importance of the female condom as part of women-controlled HIV prevention strategies. This is her story... Read the full sto...
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IAS Member viewpoint:  Five things to know about women living with HIV

IAS Member viewpoint: Five things to know about women living with HIV

By Alice Welbourn   Over the past quarter century since my HIV diagnosis, I have had the good fortune to meet hundreds of extraordinary women who also have this bug in their bodies. As one of the estimated17.8 million women living with HIV worldwide, I want to raise our voices this International Women’s Day and share the six simple things you should know about being a woman living with HIV. It is so important that global leadership take these points into account when developing relevant polic...
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