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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 a...
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19 September 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland) — The International AIDS Society (IAS) enthusiastically welcomed the news that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria had raised US$ 12.9 billion at its 5th Replenishment Conference, held in Montreal. The amount raised, just shy of the Global Fund’s US$ 13 billion goal, is nearly one billion more than the amount raised at the 4th Replenishment in 2013.  This year’s conference saw over three-dozen national governments, foundations, and ...
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The International AIDS Society’s Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) and the World Health Organization are coordinating a shared global research agenda on HIV services for children and adolescents. Despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV epidemic, much work remains to be done to comprehensively address gaps in HIV testing, treatment, care and support for children and adolescents. With increased competing priorities, funding for such resear...
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On 16 September 2016, the 5th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will commence in Montreal, Canada. There, donors from around the world will pledge their commitment to invest in the Global Fund and support its goal of raising US$ 13 billion to be spent over the next three years; an investment that would save an estimated 8 million lives by 2020. The International AIDS Society (IAS) fully supports the Global Fund in its goal and urges all...

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HIV Cure Research Advances and the New IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016 will headline the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban (Durban, SOUTH AFRICA) -- Sixteen years ago, the historic 13th International AIDS Conference inspired a new paradigm for HIV treatment access that helped change the trajectory of the global AIDS epidemic. This year, as 18,000 scientists, policymakers, advocates and people living with HIV return to Durban, South Africa, AIDS 20...
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Published in Nature Medicine, the IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016 Is a Roadmap for Researchers, Donors, and Stakeholders Working to Achieve HIV Cure or Remission
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We are delighted to welcome Carlo Oliveras to the International AIDS Society (IAS) as the new Programme Coordinator for the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC) hosted by CIPHER. The ATC collaborates with networks of people living with HIV, HIV treatment organizations, youth organizations – including young people living with HIV – researchers, clinicians and global health agencies to fill urgent gaps in addressing the treatment and care needs of adolescents living with HIV. Previously, ...
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The International AIDS Society (IAS) welcomes the Global Health Sector Strategies and congratulates the World Health Organization (WHO) on the broad- based consultation - particularly the engagement of civil society partners who are key players in supporting their realisation. HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs are major public health issues and an integrated client-centred approach within a framework of universal health coverage will strengthen achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
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2016 IAS Governing Council elections results

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 IAS Governing Council Elections. We would like to thank the members for your commitment and engagement in the elections. A total of 1,675 votes were received, which means that 22.1% of all members eligible to vote participated in the elections. The following IAS members were elected – using the Single Transferable Vote electoral system – and will serve on the IAS Governing Council for the next four years.   ...
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The IAS thanks Dr. Jack Whitescarver

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is grateful to Dr. Jack Whitescarver for his lifetime of dedication in the fight against HIV and AIDS and his more than twenty years as a member of the IAS. Dr. Whitescarver has announced that he will step down as Director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States as of 1 July 2015. He has held the position since 2000. During his NIH tenure, Dr. Whitescarver launched visionary domestic and international re...
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