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Unleashing the potential of youth to fight HIV
BLOG - 8 August 2017

Despite the progress made against HIV, with tens of millions of people receiving lifesaving drugs and declines in infection rates, we now face the challenge of accelerating and sustaining these gains, especially among young people. It’s not easy to navigate adolescence under the best of circumstances.
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IAS 2017: A week in review
BLOG - 27 July 2017

It’s been an extraordinary week for HIV science. An extraordinary week for the HIV response. As 6,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders begin their journeys home from the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris, here’s a quick summary of some of what made news inside the Palais des Congrès this past week and got news editors around the world talking too
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Wiley and International AIDS Society confirm new publishing partnership
NEWS - 14 July 2017

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International AIDS Society (IAS) to publish their fully open access journal, Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). JIAS is well-established with an Impact Factor of 6.296, and all articles in the journal are open access and free to view, download and share.
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A country on the brink
BLOG - 29 June 2017

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.
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International AIDS Society announces Dr Kenneth Mayer is new JIAS Editor-in-Chief
PRESS RELEASE - 20 June 2017

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today that Dr Kenneth Mayer is a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). Dr Mayer, who joined the JIAS Editorial Board in 2016, has co-authored more than 800 peer-reviewed publications.
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Announcing Dr Kenneth Mayer as new Editor-in-Chief of JIAS
NEWS - 20 June 2017

We are delighted to announce Dr Kenneth Mayer as a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). Dr Mayer, who joined the JIAS Editorial Board in 2016, has co-authored more than 800 peer-reviewed publications.
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The HIV research evolution
BLOG - 5 June 2017

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.
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Living with HIV, then and now
BLOG - 5 June 2017

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.
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Testing on the front lines
BLOG - 23 May 2017

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).
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Standing up for science
BLOG - 20 April 2017

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. 
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Remembering Mark Wainberg
STATEMENT - 13 April 2017

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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Women are leading the way in HIV research
OPINION PIECE BY LINDA-GAIL BEKKER AND ANTHONY FAUCI - 8 March 2017

There is a saying in South Africa: Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo. You strike the women, you strike the rock. On International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the strong women who have always been at the heart of fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For more than 35 years, women have modeled strength and resilience as researchers, nurses and physicians, caregivers, volunteers, advocates, social workers, and community leaders.
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HIV prevention in the hands of women
BLOG - 8 March 2017

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.
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IAS Member viewpoint: Five things to know about women living with HIV
BLOG - 8 March 2017

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 policy decisions.
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IAS statement on reinstatement of the global gag rule (Mexico City Policy)
STATEMENT - 2 February 2017

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”.
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IAS statement on the Executive Order halting refugee admissions (United States)
STATEMENT - 2 February 2017

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 and putting public health at risk.
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The double burden: HIV and cervical cancer
BLOG - 27 January 2017

To mark Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the International AIDS Society and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon hosted a webinar entitled "The Double Burden: HIV and Cervical Cancer". Today, cervical cancer is preventable and curable if diagnosed and treated early.
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