Letter of response to the 2019 IAS Youth Ambassadors

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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IAS Educational Fund Press Fellowship now open

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  • 10/11/2019 1:53:00 PM
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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Making the money work: Statement on the 6th Global Fund Replenishment

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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Statement: Welcome to the new UNAIDS Executive Director

The International AIDS Society welcomes the announcement of Winnie Byanyima named as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS. A former parliamentarian in Uganda, Byanyima has served as Executive Director of Oxfam International since 2013. She is a globally recognized and respected champion for gender equality and poverty eradication, bringing decades of political leadership and expertise to this role. Byanyima assumes the leadership of UNAIDS at a pivotal moment in the HIV response - when gains i...
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IAS statement: Brunei’s anti-gay laws counter stated aim to end AIDS epidemic

On behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS), we, the officers and Regional Representatives of Asia and the Pacific Islands of the IAS Governing Council, express our grave concern regarding the anti-gay laws in Brunei Darussalam. From 3 April 2019, Brunei Darussalam will impose death by stoning as punishment for gay sex and adultery, as provided for in sections of the country’s Syariah Penal Code Order 2013. This comes against a backdrop of discrimination against gay and other men who hav...
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Substance use is a medical, public health and social issue – institutionalized stigma has no place and drug policies need to evolve

The following text was delivered by the International AIDS Society President-Elect Adeeba Kamarulzaman at opening of Ministerial Segment of Session 62 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Of the 13 million people who inject drugs globally, about 10% or 1.7 million are living with HIV. The risk of HIV is 23 times higher for people who inject drugs than the general population. In 2019, we have the tools to prevent people who inject drugs from becoming HIV positive. Comprehensive evidence-based p...
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The International AIDS Society announces new press fellowship series

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  • 3/7/2019 11:05:00 AM
7 March 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced a new press fellowship series that aims to advance on-the-ground media coverage of the human and community impacts of implementing key HIV-related science and research. The IAS Educational Fund Press Fellowship offers selected journalists the opportunity to gain first-hand experience by visiting implementers of HIV programmes and their clients through exclusively tailored field trips. Additionally, they w...
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