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LATEST ALLIANCE NEWS

Read the latest Alliance news from around the world.

  • Malaysian airlines tragedy

    18 Jul 2014

    Along with everybody in the HIV community, we were shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news about friends and colleagues who have lost their lives in the tragic Malaysian Airlines crash yesterday.

  • Follow the Alliance @ AIDS 2014

    16 Jul 2014

    The 20th global AIDS conference starts in Melbourne this week (20-25 July). It’s where people committed to ending HIV, including policy makers and people living with HIV, connect up to chart a way forward in the global response to HIV.

  • Call for expressions of interest: Regional network of people who use drugs in Asia

    20 Jun 2014

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is looking for a regional network of people who use drugs in Asia.

  • Call for Expressions of Interest - strategy evaluation consultant

    17 Jun 2014

    Call for Expressions of Interest

  • Who cares about evidence?

    12 Jun 2014

    Demonstrating the value that civil society plays in the HIV response is vital. Earlier this month, a group of Alliance Linking Organisations met in Cambodia and decided to take matters into their own hands. Oum Sopheap and Jill Russell were there and tell us more.

  • UK enquiry into access to HIV medicines

    12 Jun 2014

    The Alliance’s Head of Policy, Anton Ofield-Kerr, gave evidence this week at an enquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS on access to medicines in the developing world.

  • Surviving Sexual Violence

    11 Jun 2014

    On Wednesday 11 June in London, the Alliance is speaking at a side event at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. You are invited to join our discussion at this public event.

  • New briefing: health in the Post-2015 development framework

    11 Jun 2014

    How to meet the needs of the most marginalized and excluded when the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

  • BLOG: We don't have time to access HIV care

    10 Jun 2014

    Andy Guise, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/Alliance and James Ndimbii, KANCO, report on a study - Access2Care - which looks into the promise of methadone to support HIV care access for people who inject drugs in Kenya

  • Our board chair to speak on global health and U.S. support

    05 Jun 2014

    Alliance international chair of trustees, Steve Sinding, is to speak at the launch of a new book which looks back at 50 years of USAID support for global health.

  • Latin America: in search of its identity

    12 May 2014

    Despite new gender identity laws, violence against gay men and transgender women is still rife in the region. “We can’t let our guard down” says our Regional Representative, Javier Hourcade Bellocq.

  • New toolkit: HIV & human rights

    12 May 2014

    Published in partnership with ARASA, we are delighted to launch our latest Good Practice Guide. It’s a practical tool for HIV programmers to help them respond to human rights within their HIV and broader health programmes.

  • India: They tell me I’m a criminal

    12 May 2014

    Ahead of International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, meet Abhina and Shaleen who are part of India’s vibrant civil society that has been fighting to protect the rights of MSM, transgender and hijra people for more than twenty years.

  • Responding to HIV and health in fragile states

    12 May 2014

    More than half of the people living with HIV live in fragile states. The Alliance and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have embarked on a new partnership to build community capacity to respond to HIV and wider health issues in these countries.

  • Zimbabwe: GALZ honoured for their work defending human rights

    30 Apr 2014

    Our partner in Zimbabwe has been awarded the 2014 Human Rights, HIV and TB Award by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA).

  • Respect please! No laptops & mobile phones

    22 Apr 2014

    As part of efforts to mobilise young people living with HIV to 2015 and beyond, Musah Lumumba, a youth advocate from Uganda, reflects on two important meetings which took place in Cape Town last week.

  • Event at CPD to train youth advocates

    06 Apr 2014

    The Alliance and its Link Up consortium partners are training youth advocates to get their HIV & SRHR-related needs on the post-2015 agenda during the 47th Commission on Population and Development this week.

  • Jakarta beats: harm reduction advocacy in Asia

    01 Apr 2014

    Community advocates from China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and India get together to increase the evidence and build support for harm reduction in Asia.

  • How to prevent HIV? Start by talking to young people

    01 Apr 2014

    Young people living with HIV - and those most affected - have the right to lead healthy lives and be active in the policy debates which will determine their futures.

  • Gender-based violence and HIV: addressing twin epidemics

    28 Mar 2014

    Governments, NGOs and activists gathered in New York for the 58th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) last month. One young woman living with HIV shares her experience of being there.

  • World TB Day: new resources in French and Russian

    24 Mar 2014

    Last year, the Alliance launched its latest Good Practice Guide on community-based TB and HIV integration. This World TB Day, we are delighted to provide French and Russian versions of this guide.

  • Annexation of Crimea will cut off 14,000 drug users from critical HIV prevention services

    20 Mar 2014

    The Alliance expressed alarm at the future of more than 14,000 people in Crimea who inject drugs following its annexation by Russia.

  • Job opportunities at the Caribbean HIV&AIDS Alliance

    17 Mar 2014

    The Caribbean HIV&AIDS Alliance are seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals for the CHAA Eastern Caribbean Community Action Project II (EC CAP II) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Ukraine: boycott of regional HIV conference in Moscow

    14 Mar 2014

    Ukrainian governmental and non-governmental organizations have united in boycotting the upcoming IV Eastern Europe and Central Asia HIV/AIDS Conference scheduled for May 12-13, 2014, in Moscow under the auspices of the Russian Federation Government.

  • Simon Bland responds to Piot’s 10 AIDS myths

    14 Mar 2014

    A personal response to Peter Piot’s keynote speech at our 20th Anniversary Convention last month.

  • Consultant needed: evaluator for harm reduction project

    13 Mar 2014

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is looking for an experienced consultant with expertise in evaluation to undertake an evaluation of our CAHR programme in five countries.

  • Statement on the arrest of Alejandra Gil - a call for the rights of sex workers to be protected in Mexico

    13 Mar 2014

    The Alliance expresses its concern regarding the arrest and prosecution of Alejandra Gil, president of APROASE (Asociación Pro Apoyo a los Servidores).

  • Alliance trustee recognised by World Economic Forum

    13 Mar 2014

    Kanini Mutooni, founder of myAzimia.org and board member of the Alliance, has joined the Forum for Young Global Leaders.

  • You can never give up: life before and after the Anti-Homosexuality Act

    04 Mar 2014

    Last week Uganda enacted a law that will further criminalise LGBTI people. Already, the impact is very real. We hear from John, an inspiring young HIV activist from Uganda.

  • Ukraine: services continue despite crisis

    03 Mar 2014

    As the political crisis in Ukraine unfolds, Alliance Ukraine services continue uninterrupted.

  • International Women's Day: Inspiring change around HIV

    03 Mar 2014

    This International Women's Day (8 March), we celebrate women leaders who are part of the Alliance and the role they are playing to bring an end to AIDS.

  • Statement on Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" - a flagrant breach of human rights

    24 Feb 2014

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance today deplored the news that President Museveni has signed Uganda’s notorious “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” and called on international leaders and donors to step up public criticism of the bill.

  • Peter Piot: 10 myths about the AIDS response

    17 Feb 2014

    In his keynote speech, Peter Piot called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

  • The Alliance at 20

    17 Feb 2014

    In February 2014, 20 years after the organisation was founded, representatives of the Alliance’s Linking Organisations from across the world came together for a three-day anniversary Convention.

  • An early focus on building community responses

    17 Feb 2014

    Jeff O’Malley, Director of Policy and Strategy at UNICEF and founding Executive Director of the Alliance, remembers the events leading up to the establishment of the organisation 20 years ago.

  • For Pru, whose light refuses to be dimmed: Sisonke Msimang

    13 Feb 2014

    Sisonke Msimang, an activist on issues of human rights and democracy in Southern Africa, sent this story to be read out at the Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Convention.

  • Appreciation, gratitude, anger, frustration, hope. Alive.

    13 Feb 2014

    Shaun Mellors, our Associate Director for Africa, shared his story at the Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Convention.

  • 20 for 20: stories to remember

    13 Feb 2014

    Personal stories from the last twenty years of the AIDS response.

  • Founding chair, George Zeidenstein's special anniversary message

    13 Feb 2014

    George Zeidenstein, founding chair of the Alliance, sent this special message to delegates at the 20th anniversary convention.

  • We mark our 20th anniversary this week

    10 Feb 2014

    The Alliance will be marking its 20th anniversary this week with a three-day convention in Brighton, UK. The theme of the event is Together To End AIDS.

  • Our first TV ad celebrates the joys of safe sex

    07 Feb 2014

    Our new ‘Come Together’ advert features a mix of sexualities, races, genders and ages in the throes of passion. However there is a very serious underlying message.

  • New toolkit: Advocacy by and with key populations

    03 Feb 2014

    Our latest publication has been designed to support the communities most affected by HIV to have a voice in policy processes.

  • The backbone of a strong Alliance

    03 Feb 2014

    The Alliance has recently revamped its accreditation system which is how we guarantee standards and ensure a shared vision and values across our membership. As all Linking Organisations prepare to be re-assessed, the international secretariat is the first organisation to go through the process. So how did we do?

  • New strategy needed to combat anti - homosexuality laws

    03 Feb 2014

    Key populations – the people and communities most affected by HIV - remain stigmatised, discriminated against and criminalised. The Alliance’s Regional Representative, Javier Hourcade-Bellocq, asks: when will the international outcry reach a tipping point?

  • Activists demand action on Nigeria’s ‘anti-homosexuality’ bill

    24 Jan 2014

    As the human rights of gay people in Nigeria are further eroded, thousands of people are subject to increasing hostility because of their sexual orientation.

  • Nigeria’s new anti-homosexuality legislation: a serious blow to human rights and the country’s HIV response

    14 Jan 2014

    On 13 January 2014, it was reported that the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, had signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill into law. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is deeply concerned by the severely negative impact the new legislation will have on the HIV response in Nigeria.

  • Tribute to Andrew Hunter

    27 Dec 2013

    The Alliance’s Executive Director, Alvaro Bermejo, pays tribute to Andrew Hunter, President of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects who died on 26th December 2013.

  • Uganda's "anti-homosexuality bill" will have disastrous impact on HIV response

    20 Dec 2013

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance warned today that Uganda’s “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” will have a disastrous impact on the country’s HIV response and urged President Museveni not to sign the bill into law.

  • A major step backwards in India

    13 Dec 2013

    Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 impedes HIV response efforts in world's largest democracy

  • The earth is a lesser place: Nelson Mandela

    06 Dec 2013

    Our Executive Director, Alvaro Bermejo, describes Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday as an emblem of dignity and forebearance.

  • For us and with us at ICASA

    05 Dec 2013

    Our linking organisations and partners will be using their presence at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa next week to demand support for a sustained community response to HIV, health and human rights to bring an end to AIDS in the region.

  • Imagine a world without AIDS – young people can’t

    01 Dec 2013

    This World AIDS Day we are highlighting the urgent need to prioritise and involve young people in efforts to tackle HIV. Protecting, respecting and promoting their human rights, including their sexual and reproductive rights, is critical.

  • How can we ensure universal healthcare in Senegal?

    01 Dec 2013

    At the European Development Days last week, the Alliance participated in a session which debated how the post-2015 development agenda should build on and improve the current health Millennium Development Goals, addressing their shortages around equity, human rights, financing and ownership.

  • Community System Strengthening and the Global Fund

    29 Nov 2013

    ICASO have published a useful briefing on community systems strengthening (CSS) in the context of the Global Fund's New Funding Model.

  • UK HIV position paper: bold action required

    29 Nov 2013

    To mark World AIDS Day 2013, the UK Department for International Development has released an updated version of its position paper on HIV in the developing world, Towards Zero Infections – two years. The Alliance welcomes the pledges it makes but urges bold action to address the legal and structural barriers faced by those most affected by HIV.

  • Ugandan minister: ‘Whatever we do we have to have sex’

    28 Nov 2013

    The Uganda minister of state for health calls for greater investment in sexual and reproductive health services which are tailored for young people at an event to launch Link Up in Kampala.

  • From San Salvador to Bujumbura, from Kiev to Abidjan: the Alliance marks World AIDS Day

    26 Nov 2013

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

  • Global AIDS response – what progress?

    22 Nov 2013

    On Wednesday, in the run up to World AIDS Day, UNAIDS released its 2013 report on the global epidemic.

  • Philippines typhoon – concern for colleagues, family and friends

    12 Nov 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines at the weekend. We are maintaining contact with our colleagues at Alliance Linking Organisation, PHANSUP, to ascertain what support we can provide.

  • Meet Jackie: an inspiring advocate for young women living with HIV

    04 Nov 2013

    As Jacquelyne Alesi, Programmes Director for the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV, prepares to join thousands of delegates at the third International Conference on Family Planning, we find out what drives her to travel the world advocating for young women living with HIV.

  • Looking ahead to ICAAP 2013

    03 Nov 2013

    Ten Alliance Linking Organisations* from the Asia Pacific region are preparing to join delegates in Bangkok for the 11th International Congress on AIDS. They will be highlighting the need for strong political and financial commitments to sustain the HIV response for key populations in the region.

  • Family planning and HIV for young people – facts and figures

    01 Nov 2013

    We believe that linking family planning and HIV services is critical if we are to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people globally. Check out these facts and figures.

  • Key Correspondents gear up to report on HIV and family planning

    01 Nov 2013

    Lucy Maroncha reports on what the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning means to her as a correspondent and a woman living with HIV.

  • New resources on GBV and key populations

    01 Nov 2013

    A review of existing evidence, tools and other technical resources on gender-based violence and key populations, coordinated by the Alliance, has been published by published by AIDSTAR-Two, with the support of USAID and PEPFAR.

  • Alternatives-Cameroun granted HIV and Human Rights award

    30 Oct 2013

    The Alliance congratulates Alternatives-Cameroun for becoming the 2013 international recipient of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Award for Action on HIV and Human Rights.

  • UHC: leaving no-one behind

    28 Oct 2013

    This blog by Marielle Hart, Alliance Policy Manager, on why universal health coverage is a key instrument for ensuring health outcomes for all. This blog appears in full on the Health Matters website.

  • Alvaro Bermejo to speak at STOPAIDS AGM

    21 Oct 2013

    Alliance Executive Director, Alvaro Bermejo, is due to speak at the Annual General Meeting of STOPAIDS (formerly the UK Consortium on AIDS and Development) along with Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development in the UK.

  • Technical assistance for Global Fund CCM's

    21 Oct 2013

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria has announced that the Alliance is one of the preferred providers of technical assistance for Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) who are undertaking their Eligibility and Performance Assessment.

  • Here I Am’s Global Call to Action

    11 Oct 2013

    As we get closer to the Global Fund pledging conference on 3rd December 2013, this is a crucial moment to show donors how much we need their commitments. Take action now!

  • No one should be left behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals

    01 Oct 2013

    At last week’s UN General Assembly Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), world leaders committed to accelerate efforts to achieve the targets by 2015, emphasizing the need for inclusivity and accessibility for all.

  • How to break the cycle of violence against MSM in Africa?

    01 Oct 2013

    Since 2004, our Middle East and North Africa programme has been successfully building the capacity of groups of men who have sex with men to undertake HIV prevention. This is despite operating in countries where same sex activity is criminalised. How can the rest of Africa learn from this programme?

  • Conquering TB is everybody’s business

    01 Oct 2013

    Tuberculosis (TB) is still the most common opportunistic infection and cause of death among people living with HIV. While TB is curable and HIV is treatable, too often people do not access services quickly enough. More has to be done to fight these two diseases, and community organisations have an important role to play.

  • Building the evidence-base

    01 Oct 2013

    Alliance programming draws on a strong evidence-base of existing and emerging HIV research. We also contribute to this knowledge base by conducting research ourselves. We have recently contributed to three new pieces of published research and set up a partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

  • Community consultation published for new ARV Guidelines

    24 Sep 2013

    The Alliance and GNP+ have published the results of their community consultation which informed the development of the recent World Health Organization Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ARV) for HIV Treating and Preventing HIV Infection.

  • Alliance advocates for HIV and health at UN General Assembly

    23 Sep 2013

    As leaders and senior ministers meet in New York this week for the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Alliance will be advocating for a strong commitment to HIV, health, marginalised groups, and community responses in the new post-2015 Development Framework.

  • Alliance applauds UK’s role as champion of international development

    23 Sep 2013

    The Alliance has responded to today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, that the UK government is to commit £1 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria over the next three years.

  • Grant Management Solutions: Expressions of Interest solicited in October

    11 Sep 2013

    The Grant Management Solutions (GMS) project, which works with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides technical support to countries experiencing challenges implementing grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund).

  • Alliance Ukraine secures affordable life-saving Hepatitis C treatment for people living with HIV

    11 Sep 2013

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine has reached an agreement with MSD, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical producers, to more than halve the cost of a 48 week treatment course for Hepatitis C for its project in Ukraine.

  • Child protection and HIV: making the connections

    02 Sep 2013

    A new report recommends that specific HIV and child protection interventions should be integrated into each other’s responses. Through our experience of supporting children in Uganda, we take a look at the role of community action in this area.

  • Community caregivers fill gap in South African social welfare system

    02 Sep 2013

    As South Africa faces a critical shortage of social workers, the Alliance is supporting training of community caregivers who play a unique role in frontline services to vulnerable children.

  • Reaching more children early

    30 Aug 2013

    While there have been gains made in the HIV response, children continue to face devastating impacts on their lives.

  • Replenish the Global Fund to make the end of AIDS a reality

    01 Aug 2013

    The Alliance calls on international donors to seize the chance to save more lives, prevent more infections and ultimately defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by recommitting to the Global Fund in its 2014-2016 replenishment conference in Autumn 2013.

  • Preparing for the New Funding Model: key resources for civil society

    01 Aug 2013

    As the Global Fund prepares to roll-out a New Funding Model (NFM) which aims to simplify its application process, better identify country needs and enhance participation, particularly among key stakeholders, we outline the key opportunities and challenges for civil society engagement.

  • Tackling AIDS in Senegal

    01 Aug 2013

    Last year our Linking Organisation in Senegal, ANCS, reached a record breaking 1.3 million people with targeted HIV prevention, care and support services for women and vulnerable groups such as female sex workers and men who have sex with men. 95% of this reach was with the support of the Global Fund. We take a look at the pro’s and con’s of working with the Fund.

  • Discussion paper on health in the post-2015 sustainable development framework

    30 Jul 2013

    Mapping the way forward for the goal, targets, indicators and key principles.

  • Change of leadership in Burkina Faso

    24 Jul 2013

    The Executive Director of our linking organisation in Burkina Faso is moving on after six years working to strengthen civil society within the national HIV response.

  • Barriers to PMTCT in Sub-Saharan Africa

    24 Jul 2013

    Our latest peer reviewed publication addressing the uptake of anti-retroviral drugs for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, has just been published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

  • Loud and clear: digital story-telling gives Bangladeshi youth a voice

    23 Jul 2013

    An EC funded project in Bangladesh has enabled six young people to creatively use media technology to get their messages about sexual and reproductive health and rights to a wider audience.

  • Trans*Pride Brighton – celebrating gender diversity

    18 Jul 2013

    The UK’s first Trans* Pride event will take place over three days (26-28th July) in Brighton and Hove, where the Alliance secretariat is based, one week ahead of Brighton Pride.

  • HIV well represented on FP2020 Working Groups

    01 Jul 2013

    The representation of the Alliance and our partners on the new FP2020 working groups is another important milestone in our efforts to promote the integration of HIV and SRHR services.

  • US Supreme Court Overturns the "Anti-prostitution Pledge"

    01 Jul 2013

    The Alliance welcomes the legal decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the infamous “anti-prostitution pledge” which required all nongovernmental organisations who received US government funds to fight AIDS to sign a statement publicly opposing sex work.

  • Stronger community systems vital to scaling up HIV treatment

    30 Jun 2013

    The Alliance welcomes the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) new guidelines on the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treating and preventing HIV infection which were launched at the 7th International AIDS Society conference on HIV Pathogenesis Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur today.

  • EU takes major step towards protecting the rights of LGBTI people

    27 Jun 2013

    In a world where human rights abuses continue to fuel the HIV epidemic, a ground-breaking global policy agreed by EU foreign affairs ministers last week which instructs EU diplomats to defend the human rights of LGBTI people around the globe will offer a lifeline to activists and civil society organisations everywhere.

  • Activists around the world demonstrate against 'war on drugs'

    27 Jun 2013

    Activists in 26 cities around the world took to the streets on 26 June in an historic day of action to raise awareness of the harms caused by the ‘war on drugs’.

  • Alliance refreshes brand identity

    14 Jun 2013

    This month, we unveil a new strapline - Together to end AIDS - which affirms our intention. We are an alliance of 40 organisations dedicated to ending AIDS through community action.

  • Our film to be screened at Drugs & Harm Reduction Festival

    07 Jun 2013

    The Alliance’s award winning film on harm reduction is being screened tonight as part of the public section of the Drugs and Harm Reduction Film Festival.

  • Take part in a Youth HIV and SRHR E-consultation

    05 Jun 2013

    The Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS and the ATHENA Network! wants your help to share the voices of young people all over the world.

  • Alliance at the International Harm Reduction Conference

    03 Jun 2013

    Representatives from Linking Organisations across the Alliance will join delegates in Lithuania from 9-12 June at what is the key event for all those interested in harm reduction programming around the world.

  • Harm reduction is key to ending HIV transmission

    03 Jun 2013

    According to WHO and UNAIDS, Ukraine is home to Europe’s worst HIV epidemic. Every day 57 people are newly infected and 11 die of AIDS. Yet last year, for the first time in over a decade, new data shows that HIV incidence is now in decline.

  • RedTraSex marks International Sex Worker Day

    02 Jun 2013

    Thirty-eight years after 150 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon in France, to protest about criminalisation of sex work and exploitation, RedTraSex are campaigning for the recognition of the human rights of sex workers.

  • Our response to the HLP Report on Post-2015 Agenda

    30 May 2013

    The Alliance welcomes the Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda which has been released today, particularly the importance it places on completing the unfinished business of the unmet MDG’s – including tackling HIV.

  • Shivananda Khan OBE: “pioneer and warrior”

    21 May 2013

    Staff and partners from across the Alliance honour the life and work of Shivananda Duncan George Khan, OBE, one of South Asia’s leading HIV and LGBT activists.

  • Candlelight Memorial offers moment of solidarity

    19 May 2013

    On Sunday 19 May 2013, for the 30th time, grassroots organisations worldwide will commemorate International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Communities will raise awareness around HIV, stand together with people living with HIV and remember the loved ones lost to HIV and AIDS.

  • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2013

    17 May 2013

    Widespread discrimination, stigma and violence against men who have sex with men and transgender people is holding back the HIV response.

  • Change in China - AIDS Care China joins Alliance

    08 May 2013

    The Alliance is delighted to welcome AIDS Care China as our newest linking organisation. We look forward to building on the work of our previous country office in China to contribute to the HIV response in China.

  • UK to cut direct aid to South Africa - our response

    02 May 2013

    The UK government has this week announced that it is to cut direct aid to South Africa by 2015. Given that the Department for International Development’s priorities in the country in recent years have been to tackle HIV and to address maternal mortality, this is worrying news for the future of the epidemic there.

  • Empowering women to make choices

    01 May 2013

    As thousands of delegates travel to Malaysia to attend the 2013 Women Deliver conference at the end of this month, Shaleen - an outreach worker at a drop-in centre for sex workers – talks about the work she does to empower women to demand quality, user friendly integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV services.

  • Alliance activities at Women Deliver

    01 May 2013

    Representatives from Linking Organisations across the Alliance will join thousands of delegates at what is being billed as ‘the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women’.

  • Women Deliver: a chance to link up?

    01 May 2013

    That is the question the Alliance will be posing to the 5000 delegates from the sexual and reproductive health and family planning community attending Women Deliver this year from 28-30 May in Malaysia.

  • Civil society survey on Global Fund New Funding Model

    01 May 2013

    Civil society representatives are invited to provide crucial input to a meeting that the Global Fund Board Communities and NGO delegations are organizing on 19-20 May. At this meeting they will discuss how to best support civil society and communities in the current pilot and the future roll out of the GF¹s New Funding Model (NFM).

  • New study: Sex work and the law in Latin America

    16 Apr 2013

    A new study, designed and carried out by the network of female sex workers in Latin America and Caribbean (REDTRASEX), has documented legislation that affects sex work - as well as detailing what this means in practice.

  • Building the evidence that what we do saves lives

    12 Apr 2013

    This week the Alliance hosted a workshop to explore practical ways for our Linking Organisations to better understand their results. The participants were specifically tasked with developing a new set of indicators to measure the impact of Alliance programmes. Two workshop participants tell us what they had learnt.

  • European Commission commits to fully funded Global Fund

    09 Apr 2013

    As the Global Fund to Fight to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launches its fourth replenishment bid for US$ 15 billion, Arben Fetai, Senior EU Policy Advisor at Stop AIDS Alliance, a joint initiative by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! writes about the events in Brussels this week which highlighted the critical need to defeat the three diseases.

  • The Global Fund can change the trajectory of the HIV epidemic

    09 Apr 2013

    Yesterday’s announcement that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is to target $15 billion to effectively fight the three diseases is a welcome one. There can be little doubt that the Global Fund has, in the words of Bill Gates, “started to change the trajectory of epidemics”.

  • Ensuring HIV and health targets post-2015

    05 Apr 2013

    As the High Level Panel on the post-2015 framework prepares to submit its final report to the UN Secretary General, we outline our position on how to ensure progress on the HIV and related health needs of future generations.

  • Alliance directors reflect on strength of their union

    05 Apr 2013

    Our annual directors meeting last month was the first face-to-face opportunity to reflect collectively on the recently launched new global strategy for the Alliance, which sets out how we aim to help bring an end to AIDS and sustain community action.

  • RedTraSex marks 15 years of campaigning for sex workers rights

    21 Mar 2013

    RedTraSex, the Latin American and the Caribbean network of sex workers, has launched a new report celebrating its 15th anniversary.

  • Saving lives with UK aid

    20 Mar 2013

    The UK government is to be applauded for holding firm on its longstanding commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on aid, as announced in today’s budget.

  • Commonwealth Charter: What is the Queen signing today?

    11 Mar 2013

    The Queen of England is signing the new Commonwealth Charter today. The Charter is the culmination of months of consultation and debate among State Members of the Commonwealth of Nations and has been agreed by consensus.

  • Improving treatment for children living with HIV

    06 Mar 2013

    Last week the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a new collaboration with ViiV Healthcare - a joint venture of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi - to work together to increase access to HIV medicines for children. We very much welcome the announcement as the initiative is an important step forward in improving treatment for children living with HIV.

  • ‘Infant cured of HIV’: Our initial response

    05 Mar 2013

    At the ongoing CROI conference (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections), researchers from the University of Mississippi presented the case of an infant ‘functionally cured’ of HIV. This means that the HIV virus is no longer actively multiplying in the infant, who initially tested HIV-positive.

  • Fighting to be recognised: Gender identity in Latin America

    04 Mar 2013

    Marcela Romero, Regional Coordinator of the Latin America and Caribbean Network of Transgender People (REDLACTRANS), fought for 10 years to be legally recognised as a woman in her country, Argentina.

  • Stop violence against transgender women for effective HIV response

    04 Mar 2013

    Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we highlight the horrific violence against transgender women across the world, and the disproportionately high rates of new HIV infections within this highly stigmatised community.

  • “Sexual identity is not a crime”: taking the first steps to fight transphobia in Uganda

    28 Feb 2013

    “We are human, we exist, our human rights should not be violated”, the passionate and powerful words of Beyonce Tushabe, founder of Transgender Equality Uganda, one of the first organisations of its kind in a country where stigma and discrimination against transgender people is entrenched and endemic.

  • Case study: mock OIG visits in India

    26 Feb 2013

    The Alliance has compiled a case study to share widely the preparatory work of the India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) and its partners in advance of an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in late 2012.

  • Take action: Prioritise the unmet health MDGs

    26 Feb 2013

    The Alliance has been working with International Civil Society Support (ICSS) and ICASO to mobilise the global HIV community around a new framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.

  • Ecuador: mobilising communities against malaria

    25 Feb 2013

    Alliance Linking Organisation, Kimirina, is pleased to share a photo- gallery of its project to prevent and control malaria in Ecuador.

  • Events to highlight violence against transgender women in Latin America

    12 Feb 2013

    The Alliance is coordinating a number of high profile policy seminars in Europe and the U.S. to present a groundbreaking report featuring the testimonies of transgender women who experience extreme levels of violence and impunity in Latin America.

  • Reaching remote areas with radio: Bangladesh

    04 Feb 2013

    Every Saturday in Munshiganj, an agricultural area outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, a two-hour radio show entirely dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues is broadcast.

  • New project to Link Up family planning and HIV services for young people

    04 Feb 2013

    The Alliance is delighted to announce the start of a new project, Link Up, which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of more than one million young people in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar† and Uganda.

  • Take an online tour of our project in Latin America

    31 Jan 2013

    ViiV Healthcare has launched an online ‘tour’ of the Alliance’s Vida Digna project, which tackles HIV related stigma, discrimination and violence against key affected populations in Latin America.

  • HIV in the Post-2015 Development Goals – Let’s keep the momentum going

    22 Jan 2013

    The International Development Committee (IDC) today publishes its Post-2015 Development Goals report calling for a simple and measurable set of global targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015.

  • Launch of new global strategy for the Alliance

    21 Jan 2013

    We are pleased to present our new global strategy which has been developed through wide consultation with Linking Organisations and other partners, and has been approved by you - our international board of trustees.

  • Consultants sought to support community-based PPTCT projects

    15 Jan 2013

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is seeking proposals for technical support to Linking Organisations undertaking PPTCT projects in four countries: Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and South Africa.

  • Consultants sought for MSM health project

    14 Jan 2013

    The Alliance is seeking applications from consultants to provide tailored technical support focused on the continuum of prevention, HIV testing and care and support for men who have sex with men (MSM), working with partner organisations in Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

  • New Elton John AIDS Foundation grant for work with MSM in Haiti

    08 Jan 2013

    The Alliance’s Linking Organisation in Haiti, POZ (Promoteurs Objectif Zerosida), has been awarded a one-year grant of US$50,000 from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

  • Robert Carr Society Networks Fund supports REDLACTRANS

    12 Dec 2012

    The Latin America and Caribbean network of transgender people, REDLACTRANS, is one of 24 regional and global networks to receive funding in the inaugural year of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund.

  • Botswana: Public health bill shocking and regressive

    07 Dec 2012

    Media release issued by BONELA, the Alliance's linking organisation in Botswana.

  • UK launch of Global Commission on HIV and the Law report

    05 Dec 2012

    The Alliance, along with the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS and UNDP, are co-ordinating the UK launch of the report by the Global Commission on HIV and the law on 6 and 7 December 2012.

  • US blueprint: a catalyst for action by other donors?

    30 Nov 2012

    Timed to coincide with World AIDS Day, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation which provides four individual roadmaps for how the US Government will work to achieve an AIDS-Free Generation.

  • Alliance sounds warning on criminalisation of HIV

    29 Nov 2012

    Alliance Linking Organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean, along with their strategic partners REDLACTRANS and RedTraSex, have used the occasion of World AIDS Day 2012 to sound a warning about the impact of criminal law being applied to those who transmit or expose others to HIV infection.

  • An HIV-free generation: What’s holding us back?

    29 Nov 2012

    As we mark World AIDS Day 2012 we do so with the knowledge that, if new opportunities are seized, for the first time in the global HIV response, achieving an HIV-free generation† is possible.

  • World AIDS Day events 2012

    27 Nov 2012

    Alliance Linking Organisations across the globe have organised a host of events to mark World AIDS Day 2012 (1 December).

  • Uganda’s 'anti-homosexuality bill' would be disastrous for HIV response

    23 Nov 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance warned today that Uganda’s 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill' would have a disastrous impact on the country’s HIV response if it becomes law.

  • UK parliamentary discussion: what next after the MDGs?

    20 Nov 2012

    The Alliance is speaking this week at a UK parliamentary event on health in the post-2015 development framework.

  • New UNAIDS report: vulnerable groups still bearing the brunt of the epidemic

    20 Nov 2012

    The new UNAIDS report on the Global AIDS Epidemic for 2012 indicates that recent progress on the HIV response has been uneven and that, since 2001, the number of people newly infected in the Middle East and North Africa increased by more than 35% and that there has also been an increase in new HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in recent years.

  • Caring for children impacted by HIV

    05 Nov 2012

    Children living in families affected by HIV often face increased levels of distress, anxiety and depression. So how can we support these children to live better lives?

  • New research: strengthening linkages between health and community systems

    02 Nov 2012

    The Alliance has co-authored a new piece of research, published in the Global Health Public Journal, which argues for stronger linkages between formal health systems and community systems.

  • Danish government announces $4.4m for Alliance MSM programming in Africa

    02 Nov 2012

    Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, has announced a DKK 25 million (US$4.4m) grant from the Danish government to support Alliance programming for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa.

  • How can the HIV community shape the future HIV and development agenda?

    01 Nov 2012

    As the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, global and country level discussions have kicked off on what a post-2015 development framework should look like.

  • 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health to focus on sustainability

    01 Nov 2012

    The 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health takes place from 13-17 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • TB targets under threat

    01 Nov 2012

    The overall number of new TB cases is gradually declining globally, yet the number of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) incidences is alarmingly on the rise, meaning progress made in the TB response is at risk of being undermined.

  • HIV and Islam conference

    31 Oct 2012

    The first ever HIV and Islam conference is to be held in Malaysia, 19 to 21 November.

  • Take part: civil society consultation on ARV guidelines

    29 Oct 2012

    To inform new global guidelines for HIV treatment, WHO has asked the Alliance and GNP+ to help ensure the voices of civil society and communities are heard in determining how ARVs are provided in the future.

  • Minister re-dedicates DFID to HIV and AIDS

    24 Oct 2012

    Lynne Featherstone MP, the new UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DFID has underlined the UK’s continuing support to the HIV response.

  • Making it work: Integrating human rights into national HIV plans

    24 Oct 2012

    Without a human rights-based approach, investments in HIV may not be effective or reach those most in need.

  • Partners share experiences in Latin America

    24 Oct 2012

    From 2–5 October this year, the Alliance’s Linking Organisations and networks in Latin America and the Caribbean family came together in their annual ‘Blue Sky Week’ regional meeting.

  • Alliance Ukraine applauded in Global Fund results report

    16 Oct 2012

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria’s 2012 results report has acknowledged the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine’s HIV prevention work.

  • New contract to supply Global Fund technical support

    12 Oct 2012

    We are pleased to announce that the Alliance has been part of a successful bid for a new contract to supply critically needed technical support to Global Fund grantees through a project called Grant Management Solutions (GMS).

  • Girls, not brides: tackling child marriage in India

    10 Oct 2012

    To mark the International Day of the Girl Child we look at the work VMM, one of our Linking Organisations in India, is doing to tackle child marriage and support vulnerable girls.

  • Bill 8711 ignores the human rights of LGBT people in Ukraine

    05 Oct 2012

    Ukrainian and international LGBT organisations and human rights advocates are calling for the withdrawal of homophobic bill No. 8711 which threatens the basic human rights of LGBT people in Ukraine.

  • Positive Gains: UK Consortium’s new policy brief

    05 Oct 2012

    This paper identifies the HIV response as one of the most successful and innovative of recent global movements, with the potential to champion a more integrated and collaborative response to global public health issues.

  • Global Fund New Funding Model: latest

    01 Oct 2012

    The Global Fund Board has adopted in principle a new funding model. Here we assess the model against our own ‘key principles’ and outline how civil society is involved in refining the process of how money will be allocated.

  • MDG Countdown: Finish the job!

    01 Oct 2012

    “Before we focus on the next set of goals we must remember to deliver on existing ones,” said Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development, speaking at the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Countdown event on 26th September, co-hosted by the UK and US governments.

  • Voices of Kenyan capacity building leaders

    01 Oct 2012

    The latest eAlert from the Capacity Building Knowledge Exchange Network (CBKEN) eAlert focuses on the role of organizational capacity building in Kenya. Our Linking Organisation, KANCO, is featured.

  • Commonwealth campaign success

    01 Oct 2012

    Following a concerted action by our What's Preventing Prevention? campaign, the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers met in New York on Saturday 29 September and agreed to adopt in full the outstanding recommendations of the Eminent Persons Group – which include the prioritisation of law reform for a more effective response to HIV.

  • Innovative knowledge sharing

    28 Sep 2012

    Horizontal learning exchanges are one of the innovative ways that we drive knowledge sharing between our Linking Organisations (LOs).

  • Blue Sky Weeks: fostering South-to-South learning

    28 Sep 2012

    "This is not just meeting, this is meaningful meeting”, these are the words of Sonal Mehta from Alliance India, who attended the Alliance’s regional Blue Sky Week for Asia and Eastern Europe this September.

  • The Alliance at the European Development Days 2012

    28 Sep 2012

    The Alliance will be participating in the European Commission’s European Development Days from 16-17 October 2012.

  • Malaysian AIDS Council Rejects Guidelines to Identify LGBT children

    27 Sep 2012

    Kuala Lumpur, 17 September 2012 - Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) expresses its disheartenment over the introduction of guidelines to help parents and teachers identify gay and lesbian ‘symptoms’ in schoolchildren, published recently by Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd and the Putrajaya Consultative Council of Parents and Teachers Association.

  • Of Spices and Silk: sharing stories of technical support to Global Fund grants in Asia

    27 Sep 2012

    Over the past three years, the Alliance’s regional Technical Support Hubs have provided over 12,000 days of support to Alliance Linking Organisations and other civil society organisations. Twenty-five percent of this has been for Global Fund grant support.

  • Alliance Zambia work showcased at MDG Countdown 2012 event

    24 Sep 2012

    The governments of the UK and US are hosting an event titled MDG Countdown 2012 during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York on 26th September. The work of Alliance Zambia will be profiled in a panel discussion on creating healthy families through empowered women.

  • “I’ve always wanted to be a diva”: Kimirina celebrates Gay Pride in Ecuador

    19 Sep 2012

    The Alliance’s Linking Organisation in Ecuador, Kimirina, held an innovative event in Quito on July 5th to mark Gay Pride Day.

  • La Alianza respalda a la Asociacion Atlacatl Vivo Positivo en El Salvador

    13 Sep 2012

    La Alianza Internacional VIH/SIDA (International HIV/AIDS Alliance) quiere expresar su apoyo y acompañamiento a la Asociación Atlacatl Vivo Positivo, organización de enlace de la Alianza en El Salvador.

  • 'Here I Am' campaign calls for fully funded Global Fund

    07 Sep 2012

    The Here I Am campaign is a global call on world leaders to save millions of lives by supporting a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

  • Global Fund New Funding Model: 6 basic principles to watch out for

    03 Sep 2012

    As the Global Fund Board prepares to meet (12-14 September) a new funding model is being developed so that money to help end AIDS, TB and malaria can begin to flow again in 2013. Here we highlight some of the options being considered and the key principles we believe should be upheld during the decision making process.

  • Reproductive health and HIV services in Africa

    03 Sep 2012

    There is a growing acceptance that an integrated approach to HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is essential to improved HIV and SRH outcomes. The Alliance will be sharing its growing experience at the Integration for Impact Conference in Kenya this month.

  • Commonwealth must address laws that stifle AIDS response

    03 Sep 2012

    For many people living with HIV, punitive laws for sex work or sodomy offences make it impossible for them to access HIV services. As Ministers gather in New York this month to agree how the Commonwealth must reform, the Alliance’s ‘What’s preventing prevention?’ campaign reasserts its appeal for Commonwealth countries to repeal laws that impede effective responses to HIV.

  • Harm Reduction project launches Annual Report

    30 Aug 2012

    The Community Action on Harm Reduction (CAHR) project has released its 2011 Annual Report.

  • Ukraine: good model for managing Global Fund grants

    28 Aug 2012

    In a country battling widespread corruption, it is significant for Alliance Ukraine’s management of a $183M Global Fund Grant to be praised by the Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for appropriate grant management.

  • India HIV/AIDS Alliance honoured at India NGO Awards

    23 Aug 2012

    We’re proud to report that the work of India HIV/AIDS Alliance has been recognised at the India NGO Awards.

  • SUNRISE project aims to reach over 1m vulnerable children in Uganda

    15 Aug 2012

    SUNRISE-OVC, a project which aims to reach over 1m vulnerable children in Uganda with high quality care and services, has been officially launched by Uganda’s Minister for Youth and Children’s Affairs and USAID.

  • Global Hunger Event: What food insecurity means for HIV

    09 Aug 2012

    This weekend, on the closing day of Olympic Games, David Cameron and Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer are hosting the Global Hunger Event, aiming to generate the political will and leadership to address malnutrition.

  • Alliance profiles human rights at AIDS 2012

    31 Jul 2012

    Over 50 Alliance delegates who attended the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) were there to draw attention to human rights approaches.

  • Alliance welcomes the Robert Carr Networks Fund

    31 Jul 2012

    We welcome the new Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund, which aims to secure stronger funding flows to civil society networks, to sustain vital work with under-represented and under-resourced groups.

  • Science and human rights: we must bridge the gap to end AIDS

    31 Jul 2012

    As delegates from across the HIV response left the International AIDS Conference last week, there was a worrying division between those working to find the latest scientific advances and those defending the rights of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Unless we can bridge this divide, we will never bring an end to AIDS.

  • Washington march to end AIDS

    25 Jul 2012

    As the International AIDS Conference convenes in Washington DC, the Alliance joined thousands of activists for the We Can End AIDS march.

  • Human rights highlighted at Alliance AIDS 2012 reception

    25 Jul 2012

    The Alliance stressed the importance of human rights based approaches to HIV and AIDS at a reception attended by the ‘royalty’ of the international AIDS movement at the British Embassy in Washington DC on 23 July 2012.

  • New U.S. blueprint for AIDS-free Generation

    24 Jul 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes the announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the International AIDS Conference in Washington that the U.S. Government is to develop an AIDS-Free Generation Blueprint by World AIDS Day 2012 (December 1).

  • 15 murders of LGBTI people in one month

    24 Jul 2012

    The Alliance joins the Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) in condemning the extremely high levels of violence towards lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Tanya Deshko wins Levi Strauss Pioneer Award

    23 Jul 2012

    The Alliance is proud to announce that Tanya Deshko of Alliance Ukraine has been presented with the Levi Strauss & Co Pioneer Award for her contribution to the fight against HIV and AIDS.

  • Children’s Symposium at AIDS 2012

    22 Jul 2012

    Ahead of the International AIDS Conference, 450 delegates participated in a symposium to discuss how community-based programs are central to international efforts to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).

  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes new UNAIDS report

    19 Jul 2012

    The findings in UNAIDS’ new ‘Together We Will End AIDS’ report offer considerable food for thought.

  • Truvada: one part of a combination prevention approach

    18 Jul 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the daily use of the antiretroviral drug, Truvada, for people at high risk of HIV, if it is used as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy.

  • Doing global health in the context of crisis, conflict and disaster

    16 Jul 2012

    Lynette Lowndes, the Alliance’s Deputy Executive Director and Director of Field Programmes, is speaking at 'Doing global health - in the context of crisis, conflict and disaster', a conference organised by the Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex on Tuesday 17 July.

  • Football fights back against HIV in Kenya

    12 Jul 2012

    Young people from countries across East Africa spent last week learning how football can help tackle AIDS and HIV prevention as part of the Alliance and Albion in the Community’s (AITC) unique ‘Football Fighting Back’ project.

  • Alliance welcomes Global Report on HIV and the Law

    11 Jul 2012

    The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, entitled “HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health,” presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV.

  • Summit highlights links between HIV and family planning

    11 Jul 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes the pledges and commitments made by governments and donors at today’s London Summit on Family Planning led by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Gates Foundation.

  • Paediatric AIDS journal special

    11 Jul 2012

    The special issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society on community action to end paediatric AIDS features Alliance work in Uganda.

  • Promising practices in PMTCT

    09 Jul 2012

    Alliance work in Uganda, South Sudan and India features in a new UNAIDS review which aims to address the information gap around the essential and complementary role of communities in efforts to stop HIV transmission to children and enable their mothers to remain healthy.

  • Our impact in 2011

    05 Jul 2012

    We have re-launched our impact site to show the progress made last year against the targets in our 2010-12 strategy, HIV & Healthy Communities.

  • UK House of Lords debate on Global Fund

    05 Jul 2012

    A debate in the UK House of Lords on 4 July 2012 acknowledged the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and urged the UK government to demonstrate their continued leadership by increasing their contribution to the Fund.

  • Home-based HIV testing: Our response

    04 Jul 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to approve the first over-the-counter HIV test but raised a question mark over what the implications are for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America where the HIV burden is heaviest.

  • Don’t Stop Now! Invest in communities

    02 Jul 2012

    That is our message for the 20,000 people who work in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, people living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic who will convene at the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC later this month.

  • Alliance activities at AIDS 2012

    02 Jul 2012

    The Alliance will ensure that community action on AIDS is visibly and meaningfully represented at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, USA on 22-27 July 2012.

  • Alliance features in first PICS photo festival

    29 Jun 2012

    The work of participants from an Alliance participatory photography workshop was featured in the first PICS (Photographic Images Changing Society) festival, held in London last month.

  • Protect human rights, prevent HIV

    29 Jun 2012

    As stigma and discrimination and unsupportive policy and legal environments continue to undermine the scale up of effective, evidence based interventions to address HIV, the Alliance is holding a high profile reception at AIDS2012 to highlight the importance of human rights in an effective HIV response.

  • Raise the bar: Family Planning Summit

    29 Jun 2012

    The London Summit on Family Planning (11 July) aims to galvanise the international community to commit to increasing access to family planning for an additional 120 million women and girls by 2020.

  • From stigma to strength: MSM and transgender people at AIDS 2012

    29 Jun 2012

    In advance of the International AIDS Conference (22-27 July) the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) has organised the fourth MSM (men who have sex with men) Pre-Conference (21 July) which the Alliance is pleased to be a part of.

  • The war on drugs is fuelling HIV

    28 Jun 2012

    The Global Commission on Drug Policy last week published a hard-hitting report spelling out how the drug war is fuelling the HIV pandemic.

  • Invest in communities to tackle HIV

    28 Jun 2012

    As over 20,000 delegates prepare to gather in Washington DC for the international AIDS conference, the Alliance is co-hosting two satellite events to explore how stakeholders need to act together to scale up towards universal access to quality HIV services.

  • Ginan Koesmayadi wins Levi Strauss & Co Pioneer Award

    27 Jun 2012

    The Alliance is proud to report that Ginan Koesmayadi of Rumah Cemera, our Linking Organisation in Indonesia has been presented with the Levi Stauss & Co Pioneer Award.

  • Sign up to key messages on family planning and HIV integration and rights

    26 Jun 2012

    In advance of the London Family Planning Summit (11 July) the Alliance is joining the UK SRHR Network and the UK AIDS Consortium in asking civil society networks and organisations to support their key messages on family planning and HIV integration.

  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance seeks new trustees

    22 Jun 2012

    We are recruiting trustees to lead the Alliance through its ambitious programme to help curb the HIV epidemic and ensure universal access to comprehensive HIV services.

  • Alliance joins WHO civil society reference group on HIV

    20 Jun 2012

    The Alliance has been invited to become a member of the WHO Civil Society Reference Group on HIV.

  • How will the EU honour commitments to HIV and human rights?

    15 Jun 2012

    On 20 June the European Working Group on Reproductive Health HIV/AIDS and Development will meet in Brussels to discuss the European Union’s (EU) response to HIV and AIDS and ask if it is honouring commitments it has previously made.

  • Hijras advocate for equality

    11 Jun 2012

    In a national event organized by Pehchan, hijras highlight discrimination and demand equality for their community.

  • BOND event addresses value for money

    10 Jun 2012

    The Alliance presented its work on costing community mobilisation at a multi-agency learning event held by British NGOs for Development (BOND) last month.

  • RedTraSex condemn police ‘witch hunt’ of sex workers in Colombia

    07 Jun 2012

    The recent recall of several secret service agents providing security for President Barack Obama during the Summit of the Americas in Colombia focused the world’s attention for a few days on the issues faced by sex workers. Sex workers continue to be subjected to threats, refusal to pay, intimidation and indeed violence in many parts of the world, including across Latin America.

  • Getting to zero new HIV infections – communities are key

    01 Jun 2012

    This is an exciting time in the HIV response. The development of new HIV prevention technologies is uppermost in many minds. But in order to make the most of these opportunities, they need to become part of a community-driven combination prevention approach, combining biomedical with behavioural and structural interventions.

  • Global Fund is back in business

    31 May 2012

    Many celebrated after the Global Fund announced it will have US$1.8 billion to fund new programmes until the end of 2013 and it would freeze its '55% rule’, which limits funding for middle income countries. But questions remain as to what will happen in September once the freeze is over, and how countries will fare with proposed changes to the way new funds are allocated.

  • Tackling stigma: building on progress

    31 May 2012

    Alliance Linking Organisations cite stigma as the single greatest barrier to progress in the HIV response.

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

    31 May 2012

    Sunday 20 May saw events for the 2012 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial take place in locations across the world, a time to reflect and remember those who have died of AIDS related illnesses. Alliance Linking Organisations around the world held activities to mark the day.

  • Alliance joins Girls Not Brides partnership

    21 May 2012

    The Alliance is proud to announce that it has joined Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of over 100 organisations working to end child marriage all over the world.

  • Robin Hood Tax: week of action

    18 May 2012

    From 15-22 May organisations and activists in over 30 countries united to put pressure their governments to back a Robin Hood Tax as part of a global week of action.

  • Making transgender rights a reality in Latin America

    17 May 2012

    Recent studies have shown an HIV prevalence of over 30% among transgender people in some Latin American cities. Transgender people in the region also face frequent violations of their rights and stigma and discrimination in all areas of life.

  • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012

    17 May 2012

    Widespread discrimination, stigma and violence against transgender people and men who have sex with men are holding back the HIV response.

  • Global Fund decision to 'turn tap back on' is great news

    11 May 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the decision by the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria today to ‘turn the tap back on’ and get back to its business of saving lives.

  • Eurasian Harm Reduction Network launches Global Fund report

    09 May 2012

    The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network has launched a complementary publication to our report ‘HIV, Drug Use and the Global Fund: Don’t Stop Now’.

  • HIV epidemics driven by drug use set to spread due to Global Fund rule

    08 May 2012

    The Alliance is warning of an impending HIV/AIDS crisis in Eastern Europe and Asia following its assessment of the impact of the cancellation of Global Fund Round 11 funding.

  • PEPFAR pipeline funding needed now to create AIDS-free generation

    04 May 2012

    Jason Wright, U.S. Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, explains how the recently discovered PEPFAR pipelines have built up and calls on U.S. government staff to act quickly and work alongside key stakeholders in each country to create investment strategies which will translate the goal of an AIDS-free generation into a reality.

  • Address homophobia and transphobia to tackle HIV

    01 May 2012

    As the International Day Against Transphobia and Homophobia approaches (17 May), commitments to reach men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people must be upheld.

  • Mixed outcomes from special inquiry on the Global Fund

    30 Apr 2012

    The past few years have been a tumultuous time for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

  • Alliance trustee made Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia Pacific

    30 Apr 2012

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Prasada Rao as his new Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Asia Pacific region.

  • The Alliance welcomes European Parliament’s support for LGBT rights

    27 Apr 2012

    The Alliance welcomes the European Parliament’s (EP) Annual Report on Human Rights in the World, which aims to change the future direction of the European Union's (EU) human rights policy.

  • Innovative financing solutions for development

    25 Apr 2012

    Where are the social entrepreneurs to lead innovation? What new financing models should we be investigating? On 11 April 2012, the Alliance organised a seminar designed to bring together pioneers engaged in the most innovative financing solutions to social problems.

  • Helping to scale up national HIV responses

    24 Apr 2012

    Rooted in the Alliance’s approach to community mobilisation, and drawing on the diverse experience across the global partnership on health, human rights and HIV programming, this article reflects on how our Technical Support Hubs are successfully responding to civil society demands for support.

  • Serviced office space available for charities

    24 Apr 2012

    The Alliance has office space to rent out to other charities and not-for profit enterprises in its premises on Davigdor Road in Hove.

  • Community caregivers graduate in South Africa

    23 Apr 2012

    30 March saw the graduation of 101 learners who have successfully completed the accredited Thogomelo programme for community caregivers in South Africa.

  • Global Health Council to close

    23 Apr 2012

    The Alliance expresses sadness at the news that the Global Health Council will close operations within the coming months.

  • Lord Fowler calls for increase in harm reduction and HIV prevention work in Ukraine

    17 Apr 2012

    Lord Fowler, Chair of the House of Lords’ Select Committee on HIV and Vice Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS (APPG), made a parliamentary field trip to Ukraine from 10-13 April.

  • Challenging perceptions of street children

    12 Apr 2012

    Every day millions of children around the world who are working or living on the streets face violence, abuse and exclusion.

  • Showing value for money in Cambodia

    11 Apr 2012

    Recently there has been much debate about value for money in development and health programmes.

  • The Alliance welcomes UNAIDS condemnation of transgender killings

    04 Apr 2012

    In the midst of escalating violence and discrimination against transgender people in Latin America, the UNAIDS regional office in Latin America has publically condemned killings, violence, disappearances and other human rights violations against the transgender community and the wider LGBTI population.

  • Drug policies must protect people from HIV

    02 Apr 2012

    Injecting drugs is the most effective way to transmit HIV. Outside of Africa it is the biggest driver of the HIV epidemic. Yet despite this, global drug policy is still not focusing on efforts to protect people who inject drugs from HIV.

  • Government of India stands firm on decriminalisation of homosexuality

    01 Apr 2012

    New Delhi: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Indians welcome the stand taken by the Government of India in the Supreme Court on the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

  • Directors meet to build momentum to end AIDS

    30 Mar 2012

    The 8th Annual Directors Meeting was hosted by Alliance linking organisation Via Libre in Peru, from 12-16 March 2012. The meeting offered a space for Alliance directors to share experiences and think collectively about a new Alliance strategy for 2020.

  • Integrating HIV and health activism in Uganda

    29 Mar 2012

    In Uganda 16 women die giving birth every day and each year more than 25,000 babies are born with HIV. Understandably, maternal health is an issue many Ugandans feel very strongly about.

  • Will gains made on TB and HIV be lost?

    29 Mar 2012

    The urgent need to address TB and HIV was highlighted by the Alliance on World TB Day this year (24 March).

  • Fighting TB/HIV co-infection

    23 Mar 2012

    Ahead of the World TB day on the 24 March, the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development has released a policy briefing which highlights the need for integrated HIV and TB programming.

  • World TB Day 2012

    23 Mar 2012

    March 24 is World TB Day. TB is the most common cause of death of people living with HIV.

  • Should caregivers be remunerated?

    19 Mar 2012

    New briefing on caregivers

  • Drug users in the Philippines call for more meaningful involvement in HIV response

    13 Mar 2012

    Leaders of groups for people who inject drugs took centre stage in a recent forum on HIV and drug use hosted by the Philippine NGO Support Program (PHANSuP), the Alliance Linking Organisation in the Philippines.

  • HIV funding cutback in Malaysia: Alliance LO responds

    09 Mar 2012

    Civil society in Malaysia has quickly rallied to appeal to the Ministry of Health to reconsider its decision to cutback national HIV funding.

  • Reducing maternal mortality in Zambia

    08 Mar 2012

    To mark International Women’s Day we look at how Alliance Zambia is helping the Zambian Government to reduce maternal mortality.

  • International Women's Day call to action: integrate family planning and HIV services to save women's lives

    08 Mar 2012

    To mark International Women’s Day 2012 the Alliance’s Executive Director Alvaro Bermejo and Dana Hovig, Marie Stopes International’s Chief Executive, have called for better integration of family planning and HIV services to save women’s lives.

  • Harm reduction: new Russian language educational films launched

    02 Mar 2012

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine has produced three educational videos for people who inject drugs, their families and NGOs.

  • Malaysian shelter homes to receive over 900 gas cylinders from Shell

    01 Mar 2012

    Shell Malaysia has sponsored 936 gas cylinders for 19 shelter homes for people living with HIV which are managed by partners of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC).

  • Alliance and RESULTS UK respond to IDC inquiry on Zambia

    29 Feb 2012

    In response to the UK’s International Development Select Committee Inquiry on Zambia, the Alliance and RESULTS UK submitted joint evidence on the impact that Tuberculosis (TB) and AIDS continues to have on Zambia’s efforts to reach the MDGs.

  • Family planning and HIV: what next?

    29 Feb 2012

    As we mark International Women’s Day this year it is striking to see the recent debates taking place about family planning and of HIV risk, sparked in part by the recent release of the WHO technical statement on hormonal contraception and HIV, which emphasizes the need for dual protection and appropriate counselling for women.

  • Hormonal contraceptives and HIV

    27 Feb 2012

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that women living with HIV or at high risk of HIV can continue to use hormonal contraceptives, but that dual protection is essential to effectively prevent HIV.

  • Kenyan MSM group attacked at meeting

    23 Feb 2012

    A group of men who have sex with men (MSM) were injured today after being attacked while attending an HIV education meeting in Mombasa.

  • Preventing mother to child HIV transmission in Burundi

    21 Feb 2012

    A new national awareness-raising initiative on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) has been launched in Burundi.

  • Registration opens for AIDS 2012 pre-conferences

    16 Feb 2012

    Registration is now open for two important pre-conferences to the International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012.

  • Hollywood stars to raise funds for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation

    16 Feb 2012

    Actors including Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Paul Walker and Camilla Belle are to take part in a glitzy fundraiser for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and the Global Poverty Project.

  • Online survey of men who have sex with men in the Caribbean

    09 Feb 2012

    A groundbreaking anonymous online study of the lives of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Caribbean is underway now.

  • Youth Partnership Platform launched in India

    08 Feb 2012

    Platform launched to promote dialogue with decision makers to achieve policy action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for young people in Manipur, India

  • Alliance seeks consultants to support prevention work and project evaluation

    03 Feb 2012

    The Alliance has released two calls for proposals for consultants.

  • Strengthening community response to HIV in Uganda

    02 Feb 2012

    This week the Alliance will be presenting the findings of its Ugandan Networks Project at the Irish Forum for Global Health.

  • Colectivo Sol launch networking site for Mexican Civil Society Organisations

    31 Jan 2012

    Alliance Linking Organisation, Colectivo Sol, has launched a virtual exchange network for Mexican organisations working in HIV prevention. It is a space to meet and share proposals for implementation.

  • Spanish language toolkit for Global Fund sub recipients launched

    30 Jan 2012

    An innovative new toolkit to increase knowledge about grants management among implementing organisations working on Global Fund grants has been launched by the Alliance and the Global Fund.

  • Kazatchkine's Global Fund legacy

    25 Jan 2012

    Following the decision by Michel Kazatchkine to step down from the Global Fund, the Alliance reflects on his recent field visit to Ukraine where he leaves a lasting impression - and looks ahead at the task ahead for Gabriel Jaramillo, the new General Manager who is tasked to accelerate the fight against the three pandemics.

  • Alliance report on the Global Fund warns millions will go without HIV services

    24 Jan 2012

    The Alliance is warning of an impending HIV/AIDS crisis following its assessment on the impact of the $2 billion shortfall announced by the Global Fund last year.

  • Kenyan delegation learns about needle exchange programmes in Mauritius

    18 Jan 2012

    In September 2011 the Alliance Technical Support Hub for Eastern Europe and Central Asia organised a field visit to Mauritius for a Kenyan delegation of civil society and government representatives to learn about needle exchange and other harm reduction programmes for drug users.

  • GIZ funding to build Hubs capacity on Global Fund

    15 Jan 2012

    The Alliance has recently received a grant from German aid agency, GIZ, to build the capacity of Alliance technical support providers around the Global Fund.

  • Community Action on Harm Reduction Programme – Year 1 progress

    10 Jan 2012

    As the first year of the Community Action on Harm Reduction project ends, the Alliance shares some of its key achievements.

  • Fun run in the Philippines raises awareness of rising HIV

    06 Jan 2012

    As part of World AIDS Day celebrations PHANSuP, the Alliance linking organisation in the Philippines supported two advocacy fun runs organised by groups of people living with HIV.

  • REDLACTRANS launch anti-transphobia video

    05 Jan 2012

    REDLACTRANS, an Alliance partner organisation, have produced a new video to combat discrimination against transgender people.

  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes release of EC contribution to Global Fund

    20 Dec 2011

    The Alliance has welcomed the release, on 15 December, of the European Commission’s 2011 contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • Reducing HIV in newborns in Uganda

    20 Dec 2011

    Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) can be overshadowed by limited access to services, lack of information, community values and beliefs which mean women don’t access the services that are available. The fear of disclosing HIV status, stigma and discrimination and the limited resources women have available to pay for health services or treatment prevents them from seeking or using PMTCT.

  • New service to prevent drug stock-outs

    19 Dec 2011

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is launching a new service aimed at helping to prevent and mitigate drug stock-outs in countries.

  • New data system strengthens India's Pehchan project

    16 Dec 2011

    New information system strengthens groundbreaking HIV prevention efforts for MSM and transgenders in India.

  • New report on health and gender rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

    12 Dec 2011

    A new report on young people’s right to health and gender identity in Latin America and the Caribbean has been launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to mark Human Rights Day 2011.

  • Putting human dignity at the centre of the HIV response in the Middle East

    09 Dec 2011

    On Human Rights Day (10 December), people all over the world celebrate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights over 60 years ago. At the Alliance on this day we reflect on the importance of human rights and human dignity to achieve better health for all and to end HIV transmission globally.

  • Community Animators from the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance attend regional conference

    06 Dec 2011

    The Caribbean HIV & AIDS Alliance (CHAA) recently completed a successful trip to the2011 Caribbean HIV Conference where a team of fourteen people attended, most of them sponsored by USAID.

  • Global Fund: call to action

    04 Dec 2011

    As the full impact of the Global Fund decision to cancel Round 11 becomes clearer, the International Secretariat of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance has endorsed a global call to action from civil society. The text of the Call is below and civil society organisations are encouraged to make their voices heard to the Global Fund and to donors.

  • New survey shows majority of British public supports government overseas funding for HIV/AIDS

    01 Dec 2011

    A public perceptions survey conducted by Ipsos MORI and commissioned by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance has found that nearly three quarters (73%) of the British public think it is important that the UK government maintain its spending on HIV programmes overseas.

  • World AIDS Day 2011: communities react to Global Fund news

    01 Dec 2011

    Decisions taken by the Global Fund ahead of this World AIDS Day will have a devastating effect on people and communities affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as TB and malaria.

  • Global protest against drug policy in Russia

    01 Dec 2011

    This World Aids Day, INPUD (The International Network of People who Use Drugs) is coordinating a global protest in 10 cities around the world, to protest against drug policy in Russia.

  • Alliance at Family Planning Conference in Senegal

    01 Dec 2011

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is pleased to be part of the International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal this week.

  • Mozambican civil society express grave concern over potential ART shortages

    01 Dec 2011

    Following the news that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria had decided to cancel its next funding round, Mozambicans are faced with the very real prospect of running out of AIDS treatment by the end of 2012.

  • World AIDS Day 2011: President Obama commits to an AIDS Free Generation

    01 Dec 2011

    On World AIDS Day (December 1) 2011, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance applauds President Barack Obama’s bold leadership to achieve an AIDS Free Generation.

  • Health overlooked at High Level Forum in Busan

    30 Nov 2011

    The Alliance is disappointed to see the lack of attention to global health at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea (29 Nov - 1 Dec).

  • World AIDS Day photo exhibition

    30 Nov 2011

    Keeping Mothers Healthy in Zambia

  • Meeting the needs of women who inject drugs in India

    30 Nov 2011

    India’s Chanura Kol is one of the few projects in the country which is specifically targeted at women who inject drugs. One of the women reached by the project is 35-year-old Babina, who wants to stop using drugs so she can support her two children.

  • Reaching vulnerable mothers and children in Ukraine

    30 Nov 2011

    Alliance Ukraine’s USAID supported SUNRISE programme is taking an innovative approach to ensure that women who are most vulnerable to HIV and their children are properly supported.

  • Supporting women who use drugs and their children

    30 Nov 2011

    Women who inject drugs are particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  • Key Correspondents speak their world to make mothers matter this World AIDS Day

    30 Nov 2011

    This World AIDS Day, Key Correspondents from across the world have documented what life is like for mothers and their children living with HIV.

  • Community partners in Kenya pull together to stop maternal and child deaths

    29 Nov 2011

    “It’s amazing to see what community based organisations (CBOs) can do. When you sit with CBOs they have all these ideas and strengths and while they lack the capacity, they are still willing to press on,” says Lucy Simiyu, National Partnership Platform (NPP) Coordinator in Kenya.

  • Saving mothers and babies in South Sudan

    29 Nov 2011

    The world’s newest country is facing huge challenges in developing health infrastructure. Rakshas (tuktuks) and radio are two of tools being used to increase referrals for pregnant women.

  • Keeping mothers living with HIV healthy

    29 Nov 2011

    Over 100,000 people were reached by the Alliance’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) programme.

  • New self-assessment tool is helping to increase access to family planning and HIV services

    29 Nov 2011

    As part of its new partnership agreement with Marie Stopes International, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance has developed a new self-assessment tool.

  • Updated - Alliance activities at ICASA 2011

    29 Nov 2011

    Alliance linking organisations, partners, technical support hubs and representatives from the international secretariat will be well represented at the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in December.

  • World AIDS Day activities

    28 Nov 2011

    Alliance Linking Organisations across the world have organised a host of events to celebrate World AIDS Day 2011.

  • Pulling together to prevent HIV and improve maternal and child health

    25 Nov 2011

    Uganda has one of the highest maternal and child mortalities in the world. Every day 16 women die giving birth and each year more than 30,000 babies are born with HIV.

  • Involving men in HIV and maternal healthcare

    25 Nov 2011

    Thirty year old Amon Banda is an unusual man. As women gather at the maternal health clinic on a hot dusty morning at Bwafwano Community Care Association, in Chazanga, Lusaka, Zambia, he joins them.

  • Alliance China wins award for work with communities

    25 Nov 2011

    On 1 December the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in China will be presented with the prestigious ‘Loyalty Award’ for its dedication to working the community and people living with HIV.

  • Live tweeting from the High Level Meeting on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

    23 Nov 2011

    The Alliance’s Global Health Advocacy Officer Olga Golichenko will be tweeting live from the 4th High Level Meeting on Aid Effectiveness, in Busan, South Korea (29 November – 1 December).

  • Alliance India expresses condolences and concern after fire kills 15+ hijras

    23 Nov 2011

    The India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) has issued the following statement following a fire which resulted in the deaths of over 15 members of the hijra (transgender) community:

  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance responds to Global Fund decision to cancel Round 11

    23 Nov 2011

    The Alliance is extremely alarmed by the decision of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to cancel the next funding round (known as ‘Round 11’) due to a lack of available funding. This will have a devastating effect on people and communities affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as TB and malaria.

  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance response to the UNAIDS World AIDS Day report

    21 Nov 2011

    The Alliance today welcomes the UNAIDS World AIDS Day report on the HIV epidemic, How to get to zero: Faster. Smarter. Better. We are encouraged that the collective efforts of governments, civil society, communities, scientists and healthcare workers continue to show progress in tackling the epidemic.

  • Transgender violence: keeping the pressure on

    21 Nov 2011

    To mark the 16 days of activism against gender violence, the Alliance is once again calling for an end to the killings, violence and discrimination against transgender people in Latin America.

  • Caribbean HIV Conference 2011

    21 Nov 2011

    The Alliance recently attended the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference. The conference was held in Nassau, the Bahamas, between 18 and 21 November.

  • Who is implementing the aid transparency initiative?

    18 Nov 2011

    This useful graphic has been published which shows which donors and INGOs (including the Alliance) are implementing IATI (the International Aid Transparency Initiative).

  • Africa regional workshop examines monitoring and evaluation

    14 Nov 2011

    This October the Alliance Secretariat organised a workshop which brought together Monitoring and Evaluation Officers from nine Linking Organisations (LOs) and Country Offices (COs) in East and Southern Africa.

  • Malaysian gay rights festival banned by authorities

    10 Nov 2011

    Organisations are calling on the Malaysian authorities to lift a ban on the country’s annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival.

  • Ukrainian doctor accused of drugs trafficking acquitted

    10 Nov 2011

    We are pleased to report the acquittal of Dr Ilya Podolyan after he was wrongly accused of drug trafficking in Ukraine.

  • U.S. commits to AIDS-free generation

    09 Nov 2011

    “Creating an AIDS-free generation has never been a policy priority for the United States government—until today”, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced.

  • Africa regional workshop examines SRHR and HIV integration

    07 Nov 2011

    Earlier this year the Alliance brought together Linking Organisations and partners from East and Southern Africa for a workshop on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV integration.

  • Alliance Linking Organisations at ICASA

    01 Nov 2011

    Two Alliance Linking Organisations in Africa tell us about their work, the challenges faced by the communities they work with and what they hope to gain from attending the 2011 International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in December.

  • Thousands demand Commonwealth change

    01 Nov 2011

    A campaign by the Alliance and partners, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the Commonwealth HIV/AIDS Action Group (CHAAG), with support from the Peter Tatchell Foundation, has resulted in thousands of letters being sent to Commonwealth leaders calling on Commonwealth governments to implement legal reforms and respect human rights in order to tackle HIV.

  • Barriers still facing people living with HIV in Africa

    01 Nov 2011

    Involving people living with HIV (PLHIV) in shaping and delivering HIV policies and programmes in their countries is essential to an effective HIV response. However, significant barriers to involvement still exist for many groups and individuals in Africa.

  • Africa workshop: Integrating MNCH and community system strengthening

    27 Oct 2011

    An Alliance workshop has explored integration of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and community system strengthening (CSS) in East and Southern Africa.

  • New linking organisation in Vietnam

    24 Oct 2011

    The Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in Vietnam has become the newest Alliance Linking Organisation, following the decision of the Accreditation Committee last month.

  • Involve men in HIV, maternal and child health!

    21 Oct 2011

    In a packed meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, held to discuss the findings from the UKAid project to reduce HIV related maternal mortality, one of the issues that emerged is the critical need to involve men to prevent HIV transmission of mothers to their babies, and improve maternal and child health.

  • Cambodia floods: thousands without services

    17 Oct 2011

    Massive flooding along the Mekong River in Cambodia has killed over two hundred people since early August. KHANA, the Alliance’s linking organisation in Cambodia, is appealing for support to help vulnerable communities in the area.

  • A step along the path to aid transparency

    17 Oct 2011

    The Alliance has become the first civil society organisation to publish its data using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard, which aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand.

  • Remembering HIV and TB activist Winstone Zulu

    14 Oct 2011

    The Alliance is saddened at the news that prominent HIV and TB activist Winstone Zulu has died this week at the age of 47 in hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

  • Alliance partners gather for Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting

    13 Oct 2011

    From the 10th to the 14th October 2011, linking organisations and regional networks based in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as members of the Alliance international secretariat, took part in their annual regional meeting in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

  • Alliance participation in Union TB conference

    10 Oct 2011

    At this years’ 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Lille, France, the Alliance will host a symposium titled: ‘Tackling HIV and TB through partnerships’.

  • Human Rights workshop in South Africa

    07 Oct 2011

    This September the Alliance and UNAIDS co-facilitated a workshop which explored practical ways that governments can expand human rights, gender and HIV prevention in their national HIV responses.

  • Alliance appoints new US Director

    06 Oct 2011

    Jason Taylor Wright, former USAID Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) Multilateral Team Leader and USAID Liaison to the Global Fund and UNAIDS, will take up his new role as Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance USA later this month.

  • Vía Libre receive annual research award

    03 Oct 2011

    Alliance linking organisation in Peru, Vía Libre, have received the annual research award granted by Merck Sharp & Dohme Perú (MSD) for their significant contribution to the development of clinical research in Peru.

  • Invest now to make AIDS history

    03 Oct 2011

    The news last week that the Global Fund is under-resourced and Round 11 is delayed is devastating. There is now a real possibility that lives will be at risk and the gains we have made will be lost. Now is not the time to give up. Together we must act decisively to start to turn the tide and make AIDS history.

  • Become a citizen journalist for the Key Correspondents

    30 Sep 2011

    Do you have something to say about health issues? Are things happening in your community that the world needs to know about?

  • Blue Sky Week Asia - reaching key populations

    30 Sep 2011

    Over 30 Alliance participants from 12 countries gathered in Bandung and Jakarta in Indonesia for Blue Sky Week Asia 2011 (19-23 September).

  • New Linking Organisation in Botswana

    29 Sep 2011

    We are thrilled to welcome the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law & HIV/AIDS (BONELA) to the Alliance as our newest Linking Organisation.

  • India: sharing knowledge on HIV prevention

    29 Sep 2011

    In early September, Alliance India’s regional office in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, hosted a meeting to share key findings and best practices in HIV prevention. Almost 200 participants from regional and national organizations attended.

  • Transgender beauty queen event held in India

    27 Sep 2011

    In an open-air amphitheatre under a night sky in Imphal, the state capital of Manipur in India’s northeast corner, 31 contestants competed for the title Miss Transgender Beauty Queen 2011. The event was coordinated as part of the advocacy work of Pehchan, a Global Fund supported project being implemented by the India HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • New reports highlight the role of HSS in reducing HIV in Vietnam and Jamaica

    26 Sep 2011

    The Alliance has contributed to work undertaken under the AIDSTAR-Two Project to determine how to make the health systems in Jamaica and Vietnam more effective at reducing the HIV/AIDS burden in most at risk populations (MARPs).

  • Securing the HIV response in South Sudan

    26 Sep 2011

    The Alliance, through its What’s Preventing Prevention? campaign is advocating to maintain appropriate levels of funding for the HIV response in South Sudan through a programme of international and policy activity.

  • In memory of Marcel van Soest

    23 Sep 2011

    The Alliance was deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Marcel van Soest, epidemiologist and Executive Director of the World AIDS Campaign.

  • Ugandan activist's Human Rights Awards

    19 Sep 2011

    Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is to receive both the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Award, and the 2011 Rafto Prize for Human Rights on behalf of SMUG.

  • Key Correspondents website relaunched

    16 Sep 2011

    We are pleased to announce that the Key Correspondents new website www.keycorrespondents.org is now live. The new site replaces healthdev.net as the place community voices speak their world to reveal the truth about health and development.

  • Photo exhibition: Kick HIV stigma out

    13 Sep 2011

    A participatory photography project brought together six people from five countries who are all working to increase HIV awareness and reduce stigma in their communities.

  • Kicking out HIV from the rubble in Haiti

    09 Sep 2011

    We meet the participants of an exciting new project from Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion football club, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Breaking the cycle of poverty and HIV

    08 Sep 2011

    We meet the participants of an exciting new project from Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion football club, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Beating stigma through football

    07 Sep 2011

    We meet the participants of an exciting new project from Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion football club, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Football fights back against HIV/AIDS

    06 Sep 2011

    Eighteen people from twelve developing countries are visiting Brighton for the first time to receive specialised training on football and HIV prevention, treatment and care at the new American Express Community Stadium this week.

  • Investment framework for HIV and AIDS

    01 Sep 2011

    Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, new research from the Kaiser Foundation & UNAIDS finds that donor government funding for HIV/AIDS fell for the first time in 2010. A month earlier The Lancet published a new investment framework for HIV that shows how we can better target HIV programming and curb spending on HIV over the next decade. What an increased focus on value for money mean for the community response to HIV and AIDS, and for the Alliance?

  • Key Correspondents at ICAAP

    31 Aug 2011

    The 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) took place from 26 – 30 August 2011 in Busan, South Korea and the Key Correspondents were there to report.

  • Transgender network tackles rights abuses

    31 Aug 2011

    The Latin American and Caribbean network of transgender people (REDLACTRANS) is holding a Regional workshop in Buenos Aires from 29 of August to 2nd of September to tackle the human rights abuses that transgender women in the region are so often subject to.

  • Rumah Cemara at the Homeless World Cup

    30 Aug 2011

    A football team made up of representatives of Alliance linking organisation Rumah Cemara performed spectacularly in this year’s Homeless World Cup.

  • Engaging with the Global Fund

    30 Aug 2011

    Between now and December 15 Alliance linking organisations and other potential grant recipients from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria are preparing Round 11 proposals.

  • Alliance condemns police action at ICAAP

    27 Aug 2011

    The Alliance joins civil society in condemning the recent actions by police at the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), currently being held in Busan, South Korea. The ICAAP meeting has traditionally been a space for free assembly, free speech and peaceful protest.

  • Mexico: murder of transgender woman sparks protest

    26 Aug 2011

    The murder of Gaby, a transgender woman, in Guadalajara, Mexico, has sparked demonstrations in the city, with activists fighting for the human rights of the transgender population.

  • UK parliamentary event on the role of civil society in South Sudan

    22 Aug 2011

    South Sudan celebrated independence on 9 July 2011 but now attention is shifting to the challenging work of nation building. The Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan and the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is hosting an event at the UK parliament on Wednesday 7 September.

  • HIV and women who inject drugs in India

    18 Aug 2011

    Largely neglected in the current HIV strategy in India, women who inject drugs are a highly marginalised and vulnerable population in need of a comprehensive response to meet their health and social needs.

  • Global Fund chair resigns

    17 Aug 2011

    The Alliance is extremely saddened by the news that Alliance trustee, Martin Dinham, has had to resign from his position as Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria due to ill health.

  • Protecting the health of MSM in Eastern Europe

    16 Aug 2011

    A comprehensive package of services for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Eastern Europe has been endorsed by countries throughout the region, and strategies are now being developed to include the package in each country’s HIV response.

  • What is the Investment Framework for HIV?

    16 Aug 2011

    The Alliance has produced a discussion paper which provides a short introduction to the Investment Framework for HIV/AIDS, an important new development in global HIV policy.

  • Alliance Linking Organisations on Facebook

    05 Aug 2011

    Many Linking Organisations of the Alliance now have Facebook pages where you can ‘like’ them and stay up to date with their work.

  • Asia & the Pacific: tackling stigma

    01 Aug 2011

    This August, Alliance members from across Asia will join thousands of delegates at the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP).

  • ICAAP: Community voices

    29 Jul 2011

    Members of two community based organisations tell us about the challenges they and the people they work with face, and what they hope to get out of attending the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP).

  • New report: How civil society can engage with Global Fund programmes

    29 Jul 2011

    A new report launching at ICAAP highlights the successes and challenges that civil society in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region has experienced when engaging with Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria processes.

  • Pehchan’s potential: Simran’s story

    28 Jul 2011

    Tackling trauma and violence, mental health, and positive living are three of the areas that 900 MSM (men who have sex with men), hijra and transgender people are being trained in as part of Alliance India’s Pehchan programme, which expects to reach 450,000 people over five years with prevention services.

  • Learning exchange: integrating SRHR and HIV programming in Asia

    28 Jul 2011

    Alliance linking organisations from seven countries in Asia came together in Phnom Penh in Cambodia for a week long learning exchange (30 May – 3 June 2011) focused on integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in HIV programming.

  • From rhetoric to action: International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Marie Stopes International partner to combat HIV and maternal mortality

    28 Jul 2011

    AIDS and complications related to pregnancy and childbirth are the two main causes of death in women of reproductive age globally. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Marie Stopes International have announced a new partnership which will combine their collective strengths within the sexual and reproductive health arena: community action on AIDS and family planning.

  • Technical support for Global Fund proposals

    26 Jul 2011

    As the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria prepares to launch its latest call for proposals on 15 August 2011, the Alliance Regional Technical Support Hubs are gearing up to support Alliance linking organisations and other grant recipients with technical assistance.

  • Alliance activities at ICAAP 2011

    21 Jul 2011

    Alliance linking organisations, partners, technical support hubs and representatives from the international Secretariat will be well represented at the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP).

  • Alliance event to raise awareness of LGBT rights in Colombia

    21 Jul 2011

    Mauricio Albarracin, a Colombian lawyer and co-author of a new report produced by Colombia Diversa on LGBT rights in Colombia will speak at an event in London on Friday 22 July.

  • Universal access for key populations

    15 Jul 2011

    At the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS in June a side event took place to highlight the impact of human rights violations against those at higher risk of HIV (key populations) and to promote evidence-informed approaches to addressing HIV.

  • Kenya shares advocacy skills with South Sudan NPP

    14 Jul 2011

    A learning exchange workshop was recently facilitated by representatives of the Kenyan National Partnership Platform (NPP) in South Sudan. It involved 25 participants from civil society organizations in South Sudan.

  • Don’t stop now, finish the job: HIV/AIDS investment framework debated

    13 Jul 2011

    Bernhard Schwartländer, one of the authors of a new paper published in The Lancet that argues that substantial changes are needed to achieve a more targeted and strategic approach to investment in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, was the keynote speaker at a high level panel discussion held in London this week.

  • HIV and maternal health on the agenda as South Sudan celebrates

    08 Jul 2011

    As the world’s newest country celebrates on Saturday 9 July, Alliance South Sudan is taking the opportunity of being in the world’s spotlight to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, and to advocate for access to services, particularly for HIV positive women.

  • Activists in Uganda: Prevent maternal deaths

    07 Jul 2011

    Alliance linking organisation Community Health Alliance Uganda is part of a national coalition of activists who will gather at the Constitutional Court in Kampala on July 7 at the start of a landmark case against the Government of Uganda on maternal mortality.

  • Alliance hosts event to discuss new investment framework

    01 Jul 2011

    The Alliance is co-hosting a high level panel discussion in London on 11 July to discuss the recently launched 'HIV/AIDS Investment Framework'. The event is being co-organised by the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development and the World Bank.

  • Shaping civil society in the world’s newest nation

    01 Jul 2011

    This month sees the world’s newest country, South Sudan, come into being on 9th July. Alliance South Sudan will be celebrating the country’s independence and looking forward to further contributing to the development of civil society, in order to improve the lives of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

  • Are we any closer to universal access?

    01 Jul 2011

    In 2011, 30 years after the first diagnoses of AIDS, an estimated 34 million people are living with HIV.

  • Financial transaction tax is taking shape: important it happens for HIV, health and development

    01 Jul 2011

    We’re at a critical juncture for a financial transaction tax (FTT), or ‘Robin Hood’ tax in more ways than one.

  • Making sense of capacity development

    30 Jun 2011

    This is the title of a new book which includes a chapter written by Dr Greg Munro, Associate Director of Technical Cooperation at the Alliance, on aligning capacity development with Global Fund grant weaknesses.

  • Fighting for transgender rights in Latin America

    30 Jun 2011

    On 7 June the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted a resolution on human rights, sexual orientation, and gender identity that reaffirms the commitments of member states made in the previous three resolutions on the issue.

  • Providing vital ARV treatment

    29 Jun 2011

    The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) - the charitable arm of the Malaysian AIDS Council, an Alliance linking organisation - has given a new lease of life to their thirteen year Medicine Assistance Scheme which provides second line anti-retrovirals (ARVs) for underprivileged Malaysians living with HIV.

  • Securing the right to love: repealing the law against homosexuality

    28 Jun 2011

    To coincide with the Commonwealth Law Ministers meeting in Sydney, Australia (11-14 July 2011) the film Securing the Right to Love describes the impact that punitive laws have on sexual minorities, which in turn affects our ability to reach these populations with HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

  • Danish government AIDS review finds Alliance model effective

    28 Jun 2011

    “We will not be able to tackle the HIV epidemic efficiently as long as we do not also squarely address stigma, discrimination, and violations of human rights.” The comment comes from a statement made by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Søren Pind, just last month at the UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS.

  • KANCO intensifies campaign against TB stigma in Kenya

    27 Jun 2011

    KANCO has intensified its campaign to fight Tuberculosis stigma by involving religious leaders in Kenya’s TB response.

  • Football fighting back against AIDS

    27 Jun 2011

    Sixteen young people from fourteen countries are taking part in what is hoped will become an annual event to use football as a method of increasing community awareness of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

  • Unique visualisation of Alliance impact

    23 Jun 2011

    To coincide with the publication of its latest annual review and impact data for 2010, the Alliance has launched a unique visualization of the impact it is having on the global HIV epidemic.

  • Impact 2010: building healthier communities

    23 Jun 2011

    The Alliance has launched a new Impact site, where we share with you progress made in 2010 against out strategy; HIV and Healthy Communities.

  • UN Political Declaration to shape HIV response

    17 Jun 2011

    UPDATED: The Political Declaration agreed on Friday, 10 June, at the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS 2011 is crucial as it will guide the global HIV & AIDS response for the next five years. The declaration will make a real difference in the HIV response if it is honoured by governments.

  • Keeping the Faith: HIV, Islam and Beyond

    15 Jun 2011

    Malaysia’s Islamic religious authorities continue to scale up efforts to address HIV related issues affecting key populations in a week long campaign spanning two states.

  • New UK government HIV paper

    09 Jun 2011

    The Alliance has welcomed the publication of new HIV position paper by the UK government’s Department for International Development.

  • Living with HIV in Bolivia

    08 Jun 2011

    Daniel Ruiz Diaz from Bolivia has been living with HIV for 20 years. He is the national secretary for Red Bol, the national network for people living with HIV in Bolivia.

  • ‘War on drugs’ and HIV prevention

    07 Jun 2011

    The Alliance has welcomed the new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy that launched this week, which clearly outlines a series of recommendations on how to deal effectively and humanely with illicit drug use and people who use drugs.

  • UN HLM side event: A dialogue on HIV and Human Rights

    06 Jun 2011

    At the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York this week a side event will take place to highlight why HIV prevention must target those at higher risk of HIV (key populations).

  • Alliance trustee elected Chair of Global Fund Board

    01 Jun 2011

    The Alliance welcomes the appointment of one of its trustees, Martin Dinham, as the new Chair to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • Why is HIV prevention failing key populations?

    01 Jun 2011

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is calling for human rights and greater access to health programmes for communities at the highest risk to be central to the new international HIV & AIDS agreement being finalized by the UN prior to the High Level Meeting which takes place next week.

  • Twitter competition: Win tickets to exclusive film preview of LIFE, ABOVE ALL

    23 May 2011

    You could win one of two pairs of tickets to an exclusive preview screening of the film ‘Life, Above All’ at the Tricycle Cinema in London.

  • Malaysia’s Selangor State Islamic Council Pledges Commitment to Fight AIDS

    20 May 2011

    Lives lost to the AIDS epidemic remembered in ceremony held at the Selangor State’s largest mosque.

  • Alliance welcomes new guidance from US government on MSM HIV programming

    20 May 2011

    The US Global AIDS Coordinator’s office has just released new technical guidance on HIV prevention for men who have sex with men (MSM).

  • Evidence for action report launch

    19 May 2011

    The Evidence for Action research programme provides much needed evidence for how best to deliver HIV treatment and care. That was one of the key messages outlined yesterday at an event held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

  • New film: Life, Above All

    18 May 2011

    The Alliance is pleased to partner in the showing of the film Life, Above All, an emotional drama about a young girl who fights fear and shame that have poisoned her community and challenges the stigma and discrimination of HIV and AIDS.

  • There ain’t no other way, I was born this way

    16 May 2011

    So say the lyrics of Lady Gaga’s hit pop song. It could also form an anthem for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, where it serves as a potent reminder that despite all of the advances in human rights in recent years, we still find it difficult to embrace diversity around sexuality, with a direct negative impact on our ability to respond to HIV epidemics around the world.

  • Groundbreaking clinical HIV prevention study

    16 May 2011

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance welcomes the newly released results from HPTN 052 study which demonstrates that early antiretroviral treatment reduces HIV transmission amongst discordant heterosexual couples by more than 90%.

  • Commonwealth Health Ministers must tackle legal obstacles that undermine HIV responses

    12 May 2011

    The Commonwealth HIV/AIDS Action Group (CHAAG) and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are attending the Commonwealth Health Ministers meeting in Geneva this weekend to raise the important issue of dealing with the legal barriers that are undermining HIV responses.

  • Remembering human rights activist Robert Carr

    11 May 2011

    The Alliance was deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Dr. Robert Carr, an international human rights and HIV/AIDS activist who worked tirelessly to defend the health and human rights of people living with HIV, and those at higher risk from the disease.

  • Remembering David Cairns MP

    11 May 2011

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is deeply saddened by the passing of David Cairnes MP.

  • Malaysia: HIV and Islam

    09 May 2011

    Important steps are being taken in Malaysia by the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and the Islamic religious authorities to address the HIV epidemic.

  • Stop the violence against transgender people in Latin America

    02 May 2011

    Ahead of the 41st Organisation of American States General Assembly in El Salvador in June, and as part of the Alliance’s recognition of the 7th International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, this article highlights the urgent need to stop the killings, violence and discrimination against transgender people and end widespread impunity for transphobia crimes, particularly in Latin America.

  • A strong, human rights-based response is critical to reduce the HIV epidemic

    28 Apr 2011

    All communities have the right to equal access to high quality prevention, treatment and care services. This includes communities who are most marginalised, such as drug users, men who have sex with men, sex workers, and women.

  • The Global Fund delivers value for money

    28 Apr 2011

    In Latin America and the Caribbean a grant from the Global Fund is making a real difference to the lives of sex workers.

  • Our 7 key messages

    28 Apr 2011

    In June the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS will take place in New York.

  • Global AIDS Alliance closes its doors

    28 Apr 2011

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is saddened by the news that the Global AIDS Alliance is to close but acknowledges the huge contribution they have made to the AIDS response in the last 10 years.

  • UNGASS: Don’t stop now, finish the job!

    28 Apr 2011

    This is the Alliance’s call to the international community as progress in the global AIDS response is being reviewed before the UN General Assembly High Level meeting taking place 8-10 June in New York.

  • Ukraine TB and HIV work showcased in Brussels

    27 Apr 2011

    On 13-14 April 2011, Alliance Ukraine was invited to Brussels by the Stop AIDS Alliance to participate in a European Parliament roundtable on 'Drug-resistant TB and TB-HIV co-infection in Ukraine - what can the EU do to curb the threat?'

  • Sustain treatment gains

    26 Apr 2011

    Zambia is one of the 20 countries listed by UNAIDS where if intensified action were taken it would achieve the greatest impact on the HIV epidemic.

  • Care and support coverage need increasing

    26 Apr 2011

    There are an estimated 70,000 children living with HIV in India and thousands more are orphaned by AIDS. Many struggle to access healthcare and education because of poverty, isolation and exclusion.

  • Integrate HIV and reproductive, maternal and new born services

    26 Apr 2011

    Kenya features on the UNAIDS list of 20 countries that would make the greatest impact on the epidemic if all parties intensified joint action.

  • Community System Strengthening supports an effective civil society role in the HIV response

    26 Apr 2011

    Civil society, particularly those infected or affected by HIV, must be recognised and properly resourced as key deliverers of HIV services at community level and must be able to meaningfully participate in the development and implementation of government HIV related policies and programmes.

  • Anti-gay camp condemned

    21 Apr 2011

    Following recent media reports of sixty-six schoolboys in Malaysia who have been required to attend an anti-gay camp the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is extremely concerned that this approach is undermining the Malaysian government’s comprehensive response to HIV and is breaching the children’s fundamental human rights.

  • New HIV Monitoring, Evaluation and Strategic Information Curriculum launched

    14 Apr 2011

    In cooperation with various organisations the Alliance has launched a new training curriculum for Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Results-based financing for health: kill or cure?

    07 Apr 2011

    On the occasion of World Health Day (7 April), health donors, including the GAVI Alliance and the Global Fund, policymakers, advocates and academics are meeting at the University College London today to discuss how to improve aid for health in developing countries.

  • Care and support for people affected by AIDS is neglected

    06 Apr 2011

    The UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development highlights the poor attention that care and support has received in the AIDS response.

  • The power of a peer: methadone maintenance therapy in China

    04 Apr 2011

    Every day at noon Xiao Jun goes from office in the bustling city of Nanning. He delivers lunches and takeaways, contentedly collecting money and quickly rushing off to his next client. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago Xiao Jun was dependent on heroin.

  • Success of 'What's Preventing Prevention?' action in Ukraine

    04 Apr 2011

    The Alliance’s 'What’s Preventing Prevention?' campaign has helped to protect the rights of people receiving drug substitution therapy in Ukraine.

  • Harm reduction in Ukraine

    04 Apr 2011

    Alliance Ukraine is the largest NGO focused on HIV in Ukraine and is now one of the technical partners which are supporting the Alliance’s new Community Action on Harm Reduction project (CAHR).

  • Hidden women

    04 Apr 2011

    Outside of sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 50% of HIV positive women are infected through sex with a male partner who is an injecting drug user (IDU) while between 30-35% are infected through sharing contaminated injecting equipment.

  • Protecting drug users from HIV

    04 Apr 2011

    Outside of Africa injecting drug use is the biggest driver of the HIV epidemic. There are an estimated 3 million people who inject drugs and are HIV positive, and 13 million more at risk of infection.

  • Côte d'Ivoire crisis: the HIV response

    04 Apr 2011

    Three months after the presidential elections designed to end a decade-long civil crisis, Côte d’Ivoire has plunged into a political crisis few imagined possible. As the crisis continues, Alliance Nationale contre le SIDA en Côte d’Ivoire (ANS-CI), warns that if HIV treatment runs out more people will die.

  • Global Fund consultation

    31 Mar 2011

    Your opportunity to input into the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

  • Civil society urges: “Recommit to UNGASS targets”

    31 Mar 2011

    On 8-10 June the world will come together to mark 10 years since the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS).

  • Understanding the needs of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia

    29 Mar 2011

    The impact of HIV on children and adolescents in Zambia is significant.

  • Results-based financing: An open debate

    28 Mar 2011

    On 7 April, to celebrate World Health Day, Action for Global Health UK is hosting a debate on the potentials and pitfalls of using results-based financing for health in developing countries.

  • Alliance activities at the IHRA Conference in Beirut

    25 Mar 2011

    Alliance linking organisations and partners will be heavily represented at the next International Harm Reduction Conference to be held in Beirut, Lebanon, 3-7 April 2011.

  • World TB Day

    24 Mar 2011

    Today is World TB Day, a reminder of the dangers of TB for those living with HIV. 33 million people are infected with HIV worldwide and 1.1 million people are co-infected with both TB and HIV.

  • How can people of all genders lower their HIV risk?

    23 Mar 2011

    This was the subject of a series of questions that Senior Adviser Kate Iorpenda at the Alliance was asked by young people through Gemin-i, a charity that connects schools around the world to teach young people about international development issues.

  • Uganda’s Community HIV Networks still going strong

    18 Mar 2011

    The Networks Project in Uganda came to an end in September 2009, but many of the Networks of People Living with HIV are active and still supported by Network Support Agents (NSAs).

  • Alliance trustees recognised in Women Deliver 100

    10 Mar 2011

    Two trustees of the Alliance secretariat have been included in a list of the top 100 people fighting to improve girls’ and women’s lives worldwide.

  • Strengthening HIV-TB collaboration in India

    10 Mar 2011

    The Alliance linking organizations in India, LEPRA and Alliance India jointly hosted a workshop to strengthen TB-HIV integration in Andhra Pradesh in India from the 3 to 5 March 2011.

  • Ukraine backtracks on drug substitution

    10 Mar 2011

    Following a call to action by Alliance’s What’s Preventing Prevention campaign, the Prime Minister of Ukraine has issued an order to support the scaling up of drug substitution therapy in the country.

  • Women suffer Victorian healthcare standards

    08 Mar 2011

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day but despite huge advances in medicine and healthcare many women around the world are still only able to access ‘Victorian standard’ health services, says the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • European Parliament votes in favour of Robin Hood Tax

    08 Mar 2011

    Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a European Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), popularly known as the Robin Hood Tax.

  • Robin Hood and his merry men take action

    04 Mar 2011

    Thursday 17 February was a global day of action to push forward the Financial Transaction Tax, or Robin Hood Tax, under the French presidency of the G8 and G20.

  • The UK government shakes up development spending

    03 Mar 2011

    As the UK Department for International Development publishes its review of overseas aid support, the Alliance has welcomed the continued commitment of the British government to the world’s poor and vulnerable, and its recognition of the valuable role civil society plays in reducing poverty and improving health.

  • Urgent petition to the European Parliament on the Financial Transactions Tax

    02 Mar 2011

    On March 7, the European Parliament will vote on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).

  • Global Fund Round 10 grants awarded to Alliance Linking Organisations

    01 Mar 2011

    We are pleased to announce that three Alliance Linking Organisations are Principal Recipients of Round 10 grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

  • Alliance country studies illustrate progress against IMPACT 2010

    28 Feb 2011

    The Alliance has published a compilation of country studies which illustrate the Alliance’s work with communities in 28 different countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Maternal health and HIV prevention project launched in the Philippines

    28 Feb 2011

    Alliance Linking Organisation in the Philippines, PHANSuP has launched a brand new project to address the issue of high maternal and neonatal mortality rates as well as the high incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Eastern Visayas region. The project is a partnership with VICTO, a confederation of cooperatives.

  • HIV and maternal mortality in South Sudan

    28 Feb 2011

    The Alliance is expanding its programming in South Sudan to reduce HIV related maternal mortality. The project, funded by UKAID for the Department for International Development (DFID), started in October 2010 and focuses on social mobilisation, advocacy and enabling HIV positive women and their families to access effective health services*.

  • AIDS still major cause of deaths among women of reproductive age

    28 Feb 2011

    As the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day approaches on 8 March, the Alliance is renewing its call for greater integration of HIV and sexual and reproduction health services.

  • The International HIV/AIDS Alliance at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

    23 Feb 2011

    The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to London from 24 March - 1 April with a programme packed full of documentaries and dramas set to inspire, inform and trigger debate.

  • Alliance India launches new website

    21 Feb 2011

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India has launched a brand new website.

  • Event: Should we Bank on the Robin Hood Tax?

    18 Feb 2011

    St Paul’s Institute, Tearfund, CAFOD and The Salvation Army have come together to host a panel debate in St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 29 March 2011 at 7.00pm. The debate will focus on whether or not, and the extent to which, the financial sector has a moral role to play in contributing to the common good.

  • Now or never for the Robin Hood Tax

    17 Feb 2011

    Thursday 17 February is a global day of action to push forward the Financial Transaction Tax, or Robin Hood Tax, under the French presidency of the G8 and G20.

  • New video from Atlacatl in El Salvador

    16 Feb 2011

    Our Linking Organisation in El Salvador, Asociacion Atlacatl Vivo Positivo (Atlacatl), have produced a Spanish language video explaining the importance of joining the Alliance and the new services they’ve developed.

  • British Medical Journal highlights threat to drug substitution therapy in Ukraine

    11 Feb 2011

    Kostia Pertsovskyi, Alliance Ukraine’s Senior Communications Manager, has blogged for the British Medical Journal on the government threat to drug substitution therapy in Ukraine.

  • Alliance trustee appointed director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

    08 Feb 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Alliance trustee, Carole Presern, has joined the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).

  • PODCAST: What the Robin Hood Tax could mean for HIV/AIDS funding

    07 Feb 2011

    The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have posted a podcast in which Alliance Executive Director Alvaro Bermejo looks at how the proposed Robin Hood Tax could benefit the HIV/AIDS response across the world.

  • The time for a Financial Transaction Tax is now!

    01 Feb 2011

    NGOs all across Europe and the world are scaling up their efforts to campaign and advocate for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) as part of the Robin Hood Tax campaign. This year is pivotal because France holds the G20 Presidency, and being the country most in favour of an FTT, there are strong hopes for concrete progress being made on implementing the tax.

  • New Linking Organisation in Zimbabwe

    01 Feb 2011

    The Alliance is delighted to announce that The Zimbabwe AIDS Network is now an Alliance Linking Organisation. ZAN is a national membership network of over 200 HIV/AIDS service organisations in Zimbabwe.

  • Human rights issues set to dominate 2011

    01 Feb 2011

    Alliance linking organisations are struggling to deliver community-led health programmes as they continue to experience the impact of punitive laws, and law enforcement practices on their work.

  • Alliance welcomes four new Linking Organisations

    01 Feb 2011

    We are delighted to welcome four organisations to the Alliance, all of whom have become accredited Linking Organisations.

  • HIV prevention under threat in Ukraine

    01 Feb 2011

    In Ukraine most peoples’ lives have been affected by drugs in some way. A friend, brother, a husband, a mother, a child.

  • The Alliance at the European Development Days

    01 Feb 2011

    As part of its ‘What’s Preventing Prevention? Campaign’, the Alliance participated for the first time in the European Development Days which took place in Brussels on the 6-7 of December 2010.

  • Turning evidence into action

    31 Jan 2011

    In November 2010, 10 participants from the Evidence for Action international research programme, core funded by the UK’s Department for International Development, participated in a Policy and Communications workshop in Kampala, Uganda.

  • Via Libre influences national TB/HIV plan in Peru

    31 Jan 2011

    Recommendations from Via Libre’s successful integrated TB/HIV pilot project will be adopted at national level in Peru.

  • New Linking Organisation in India

    31 Jan 2011

    The Alliance is pleased to announce that Humsafar Trust have joined us as a Linking Organisation. Humsafar will play a key role in Alliance India’s Pehchan project.

  • New Linking Organisation in Burundi

    31 Jan 2011

    The Alliance is delighted to welcome L’Alliance Burundaise Contra Le SIDA (ABS) as a Linking Organisation.

  • Violence against transgender people in Latin America

    28 Jan 2011

    A young transgender woman named Cheo was found stabbed to death in Colonia de Tegucigalpa in Honduras on 2 January. Shockingly, this is only the latest in a worrying trend of hate crimes against transgender people in Latin America.

  • New Good Practice Guide: Integrating HIV and SRH Rights

    28 Jan 2011

    The latest Alliance Good Practice Guide - on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) – has just been launched.

  • Uganda: gay activist David Kato murdered

    27 Jan 2011

    Ugandan human rights defender David Kato was brutally beaten to death in his home on 26 January 2011. The Alliance stands alongside Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan LGBT community in condemning the killing.

  • DFID portfolio highlights Alliance work in El Salvador

    26 Jan 2011

    DFID has published a compilation of case studies from twelve agencies, including the Alliance, working in the Latin American Partnership Programme Arrangement which illustrate how active citizens can achieve accountable governments in the region.

  • Ukraine: crackdown on drug substitution

    24 Jan 2011

    Patients receiving drug substitution therapy and NGOs that are supporting programmes providing substitution therapy are facing harassment and abuse from state authorities in Ukraine after orders from the Ministry of Interior’s drug enforcement department in a worrying crackdown on people trying to access health services.

  • Ukraine awarded $305 million grant by the Global Fund

    18 Jan 2011

    Ukraine has been awarded the second largest grant in the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Round 10 funding.

  • Haiti – one year on

    14 Jan 2011

    “The physical damage of the buildings is really shocking to see,” says Anamaria Bejar, head of the Alliance’s Latin America and Caribbean team at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Successful project model to be extended across Central America

    06 Jan 2011

    Following the success of the Vida Digna Project, which worked to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination in Mexico, the project model is to be extended across Central America.

  • Court bans Ugandan media from outing gay people

    04 Jan 2011

    The Ugandan High Court has ruled that articles published in a Kampala newspaper which called for homosexuals to be hanged violated the constitutional rights to privacy and safety of those named.

  • Alliance Ukraine nominated for ‘Best Impact’ award

    04 Jan 2011

    Please vote for Alliance Ukraine in the ‘Best of Kyiv 2010’ awards, which are awarded by the Kyiv Post.

  • New linking organisation in Mozambique

    22 Dec 2010

    The Alliance is delighted to announce that our partner in Mozambique, MONASO, has become the latest Alliance Linking Organisation.

  • Boston event highlights discrimination in Eastern Europe

    21 Dec 2010

    The Alliance’s Elden Chamberlain spoke at an event in Boston on 15 December, held in recognition of International Human Rights Day, and highlighted stigma and discrimination faced by men who have sex with men in Eastern Europe.

  • Urgent Action needed: Protecting LGBT People from Extrajudicial Executions

    20 Dec 2010

    Last month, a number of States proposed an amendment to remove an explicit reference to sexual orientation from an important UN resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The amendment was passed on 16 November.

  • Improving value for money in HIV programming

    20 Dec 2010

    The Alliance, in association with the UK AIDS consortium, held a very successful seminar last week focused on the issues surrounding the measurement and improvement of value for money of HIV/AIDS interventions.

  • Washington D.C. debate marks Human Rights Day

    13 Dec 2010

    To mark International Human Rights Day the Alliance co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington D.C. on human rights, HIV and men who have sex with men (MSM).

  • Advancing human rights: responding to HIV

    10 Dec 2010

    To mark International Human Rights Day the Alliance is today publishing a new report that outlines the current human rights challenges facing our national civil society linking organisations and their partners tackling HIV and AIDS.

  • Partnership Programme Arrangement report published

    07 Dec 2010

    We are pleased to publish this independent evaluation of our DFID funded Partnership Programme Arrangement (PPA) for the period 2008 – 2010.

  • Looking to the future on World AIDS Day

    06 Dec 2010

    To mark the launch of aids2031’s book 'AIDS: Taking a long-term view', Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the Alliance, participated in a seminar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on World AIDS Day yesterday.

  • New training team launched to tackle stigma in Africa

    06 Dec 2010

    A new team of French speaking stigma trainers has been established by the Alliance’s Regional Technical Support Hub for West, North and Central Africa to help reduce stigma and discrimination.

  • Lack of services for men who have sex with men in Eastern Europe

    03 Dec 2010

    The Alliance has written a new report which details the urgent need for HIV/AIDS programmes and services for men who have sex with men in Eastern Europe.

  • EU commits to a human rights-based approach to HIV

    03 Dec 2010

    The European Union released a World AIDS Day statement on Wednesday which included a strong commitment to human rights-based approaches to address HIV.

  • Alliance Ukraine celebrates ten years of fantastic work

    02 Dec 2010

    1 December saw the tenth anniversary of Alliance Ukraine. Initially a project with a fixed end point, Alliance Ukraine is now the largest NGO in the field of AIDS in Ukraine.

  • Change punitive laws to fight HIV

    01 Dec 2010

    A new report launched this World AIDS Day warns that punitive legal environments are seriously increasing people’s risk of getting HIV

  • Alliance demonstrates social return on investment

    01 Dec 2010

    As it becomes increasingly important to demonstrate aid effectiveness and value for money, the Alliance has been adapting and piloting a method to measure the social return of investment (SROI) as one of a number of methods to test the value for money of specific programmes or activities.

  • Alliance World AIDS Day activities

    01 Dec 2010

    Today, on the 22nd World AIDS Day, the Alliance has been marking the successes and challenges of the HIV response. Here’s a taster of Alliance activities around the world.

  • HIV Southern Africa web portal launch

    30 Nov 2010

    World Aids Day 2010 sees the launch of HIV Southern Africa, a brand new virtual community of health workers, development programmers, activists and advocates focused on accelerating HIV prevention in southern Africa.

  • Harm reduction programming set to expand

    29 Nov 2010

    The Alliance has successfully secured funding from the Government of The Netherlands to lead an ambitious new harm reduction programme.

  • Haiti and El Salvador: new linking organisations

    25 Nov 2010

    The Alliance is delighted to announce that two of our partners, one in Haiti and one in El Salvador have become linking organisations of the Alliance.

  • World AIDS Day 2010: 2031 seminar

    25 Nov 2010

    Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the Alliance, will participate in a seminar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which will preview a forthcoming AIDS2031 book which examines the pandemic’s possible progress according to a variety of scenarios.

  • Alliance Cote d’Ivoire awarded Global Fund grant

    16 Nov 2010

    Alliance Cote d’Ivoire has become civil society’s principal recipient (PR) for Round 9 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in the country.

  • Ugandan government invites application to support work for orphans and other vulnerable children

    15 Nov 2010

    The Ugandan Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA), soliciting applications from civil society and private sector organisations to serve as Zonal Technical Service Organisations (TSOs) in Uganda.

  • Boost for sexual health rights for people living with HIV

    10 Nov 2010

    Alliance India has secured European Commission funding to provide advocacy and technical support on sexual and reproduction health and rights (SRHR) strategies for networks of people living with HIV (PLHIV).

  • Latest on gay people threatened in Uganda

    05 Nov 2010

    Following the shocking details about the weekly newspaper published in Kampala, Uganda, that publicly exposed the details of homosexuals and called for them to be ‘hanged’, a judge in Uganda has now ordered the Rolling Stone newspaper to stop publishing the men and women’s details.

  • TB REACH extends to marginalised populations

    05 Nov 2010

    Accessing TB diagnosis and treatment services has been a challenge for many marginalised populations.

  • Communities tackling HIV and TB

    01 Nov 2010

    The 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health opens in Germany this month (11-15 November 2010) and participants will meet to discuss along with many other issues, advances in tuberculosis (TB) and HIV care.

  • Gay people threatened in Uganda

    25 Oct 2010

    A weekly newspaper published in Kampala, Uganda has caused international outrage with an article that has called for homosexuals to be ‘hanged’ and exposed names, addresses and pictures of gay men and women.

  • HIV update on family centred approaches

    25 Oct 2010

    The Alliance has published the latest in its series of regular HIV updates. It summarises the key approaches, interventions and models of delivery that should be used when using a family centred approach to providing care and support for children affected by HIV and AIDS.

  • Promoting integrated TB/HIV services in Peru

    22 Oct 2010

    Successful TB/HIV pilot project launched in Peru in 2010.

  • HIV and Healthy Communities in Asia & Eastern Europe

    22 Oct 2010

    For this year’s Asia and Eastern Europe annual Blue Sky Week (19-22 September 2010), representatives from 10 countries across the region met in Orissa, India.

  • UK government protects overseas AID

    20 Oct 2010

    In the face of sweeping national budget cuts announced today the UK coalition government have courageously stood by their 0.7 per cent pledge of GDP for overseas development assistance.

  • World AIDS Day 2010: Commonwealth HIV and Human Rights Lecture

    18 Oct 2010

    To coincide with World AIDS Day 2010, the Alliance is organising a Commonwealth HIV and Human Rights Lecture on 30 November 2010 at the Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House in London, UK.

  • Stop AIDS Alliance expands to Geneva and Washington

    18 Oct 2010

    The Stop AIDS Alliance (SAA), a joint partnership between the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW!, is expanding its lobbying presence from Brussels to also include Geneva and Washington.

  • New briefing on HIV and the Law in the Commonwealth

    18 Oct 2010

    A new Issues Paper has been published by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Commonwealth HIV & AIDS Action Group (CHAAG) as part of a wider project involving civil society and state actors which focuses on ‘Addressing the Structural Barriers to HIV & AIDS - Stigma, Human Rights and Law Reform in the Commonwealth’.

  • Empowering communities of men who have sex with men to prevent HIV

    13 Oct 2010

    In 1990 three men in Mumbai, India, wondered aloud to each other, “What will happen to us in old age? Who will take care of us?” As Indians, each felt a strong sense of responsibility to his own family and each expected to care for his parents as they aged.

  • Europe backs a tax on banks

    13 Oct 2010

    This month has seen Europe back a tax on banking activities that could raise as much as £22bn.

  • Alliance India launches Pehchan project

    08 Oct 2010

    On 1 October Alliance India launched Pehchan, a new five-year project that will provide HIV prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender and hijra communities.

  • Sex workers defend human rights in Latin America

    04 Oct 2010

    Social and institutional violence against female sex workers in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased over recent decades.

  • Big Society – innovative models drawn from the global HIV/AIDS response

    04 Oct 2010

    As the UK coalition government works out how to deliver on the promise of the Big Society, the Alliance has launched a policy briefing which provides evidence of a model that has had real social impact – in the developing world.

  • Is AIDS ‘denialism’ back?

    04 Oct 2010

    Globally AIDS remains the main cause of death in women of reproductive age. AIDS is responsible for 1 in 5 maternal deaths. We are concerned about the noticeable lack of discussion and reporting on how to maintain the AIDS response in these challenging economic times.

  • Vida Digna project reduces HIV stigma in Mexico

    01 Oct 2010

    The Vida Digna (Life with Dignity) project in Mexico has helped reduce stigma towards vulnerable populations and those most at risk from HIV. This includes gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, intravenous drug users, and people living with HIV.

  • Coming together to learn together to progress together

    01 Oct 2010

    47 participants from 15 countries across Africa came together in Maputo, Mozambique in September for the annual regional Blue Sky meeting for Alliance linking organisations and other regional partners in Africa.

  • Alliance welcomes US advance on access to HIV medicines

    01 Oct 2010

    The Alliance today welcomed an agreement between the UNITAID-backed Medicine Patent Pool Foundation (MPPF) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to license the antiretroviral drug darunavir to the patent pool.

  • Using art and creative approaches with young people to tackle HIV-related stigma

    30 Sep 2010

    ‘We’re all in the same boat’ is a new toolkit that uses art and creative approaches with young people to tackle HIV-related stigma.

  • Dedication to Ivan Shekker, Ukraine

    24 Sep 2010

    These words are dedicated to Ivan Shekker, or ‘Vanya’, manager of one of the largest injecting drug use (IDU) harm reduction projects in Ukraine, implemented by the Eney Club in Kyiv. On August 17, 2010, Ivan died from cancer.

  • Alliance Ukraine on ‘needs of most vulnerable’ at MDG Summit

    24 Sep 2010

    At the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit in New York, Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director, of Alliance Ukraine presented on ‘Addressing the special needs of the most vulnerable’.

  • Alliance speaking at mobile healthcare conference

    23 Sep 2010

    Paul Higgins, Head of ICT and Farai Matsika, Data Analyst at the Alliance on the challenges and opportunities of mHealth and the work the Alliance has been doing in this sector.

  • Robin Hood Tax can help meet MDGs

    21 Sep 2010

    World leaders are meeting this week at the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Summit (20-22 September) to review progress on the MDGs, which currently are perilously off target.

  • MDG summit and statement on international assistance as a human rights obligation

    21 Sep 2010

    The UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights has issued a "Statement on mutual responsibility for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in the context of the Summit on the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Alliance endorses UN strategy for Women's and Children's health

    20 Sep 2010

    As world leaders gather in New York at the UN Summit to assess progress against the Millenium Development goals, the Alliance has issued a statement in support of and endorsing the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.

  • Telefonica 02 support for Alliance communications challenges

    17 Sep 2010

    The Alliance has been working with telecommunications provider 02 to maximise the use of communications technology in support of its strategic objectives.

  • Get involved: Global Week of Action

    17 Sep 2010

    A ‘Global Week of Action’ kicks off on Monday (20-28 September) to push for a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • World leaders must become ‘Health Heroes’

    14 Sep 2010

    Action for Global Health (AfGH) is calling on European policy makers to become ‘Health Heroes’ by rescuing the MDGS on child mortality, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases.

  • $25M for MSM and TG communities in India

    13 Sep 2010

    The Alliance in India has signed a new contract with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a US $25 million grant (115 crore rupees). This is the largest Global Fund grant to date to strengthen HIV prevention programming with men who have sex with men (MSM), hijra and transgender communities in their fight against HIV.

  • Integrating SRH and HIV in Cambodia – a new partnership between the Alliance and Marie Stopes International

    10 Sep 2010

    The Alliance Regional Technical Support Hub in South East Asia and the Pacific has agreed a technical support contract with Marie Stopes International (MSI) Cambodia on the integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV programming.

  • EU finance ministers urged to move on a Financial Transaction Tax

    07 Sep 2010

    A broad coalition calling for an European-wide Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) staged an action outside the meeting of EU Finance Ministers today (7 September), in Brussels.

  • HIV impacts MDGs on maternal and child health

    07 Sep 2010

    World leaders are meeting in New York this month to review global progress to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015. Despite some progress, it’s not looking good.

  • Dramatic results for Alliance Frontiers Prevention Programme

    07 Sep 2010

    An external evaluation examining the impact of the Frontiers Prevention Project (FPP) has reported “dramatic results” showing that community-based prevention leads to an increase in condom use and a reduction in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW).

  • Alliance Ukraine to speak at MDG Summit

    07 Sep 2010

    Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of Alliance linking organisation International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, has been selected to speak at one of the six NGO round-table discussions taking place at the UN MDG Summit in New York in September.

  • Global Fund Replenishment provides the first test of the MDG promises

    06 Sep 2010

    Two weeks after the MDG Summit in New York, on the evening of the 5th of October, we will see the results of the first test of world leaders’ promises to step up efforts to hit the ambitious Millennium Development Goals when the final total of the Global Fund’s third replenishment is announced.

  • Taking harm reduction to Capitol Hill

    06 Sep 2010

    Issues relevant to injecting drug users will be taken to Capitol Hill, during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit in New York this month (20-22 September).

  • HIV services contributing to improvements in maternal health

    06 Sep 2010

    MDG 5 on improving maternal health aims to facilitate universal access to reproductive health services by 2015.

  • European MPs visit Cambodia to assess MDGs

    06 Sep 2010

    In August, Alliance linking organisation in Cambodia KHANA (the Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance) hosted a week-long study tour by a delegation of four European MPs (from Belgium, Spain, Lithuania and Germany).

  • Sexual and reproductive health rights of adolescents are not being met

    03 Sep 2010

    The number of adolescents living with HIV is growing, particularly in low-income countries with high HIV prevalence.

  • ExpoSida 2010: My family through good and bad

    03 Sep 2010

    ‘Family’ is the theme of a 10 day exposition underway in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

  • Key Correspondents make their first video

    02 Sep 2010

    Key Correspondents, who are community-based writers representing those affected by and living with HIV, have made a new video about their work.

  • Rumah Cemara global football winners

    27 Aug 2010

    Alliance partners around the world are celebrating with Rumah Cemara, our linking organisation in Indonesia, as they become global winners of the Nike-Ashoka Changemakers competition, “Changing Lives through Football”.

  • Uganda’s HIV services in jeopardy

    23 Aug 2010

    There is no doubt now that the economic crisis is affecting funding for health.

  • Injecting drug use and HIV in Africa

    17 Aug 2010

    Niko is 29 and an injecting drug user. His friend, Ali Omar, sits in the corner and ties a bandana around his arm. Adjusting the curtain which prevents anyone peering in through the crack in his bedroom door, Niko sits down on the floor and prepares the heroin he will inject into his ankle.

  • Being gay in Africa

    13 Aug 2010

    As in much of Africa, sex between men is illegal in Kenya, a legacy of British colonial rule. “I simply don’t understand what the problem is,” says Steven, a peer educator from Mtwapa, near Mombasa. “Why can’t they leave us alone to be what we want to be?”

  • Alliance launches new good practice guides

    02 Aug 2010

    The Alliance launched a new series of Good Practice Guides to coincide with the International AIDS Conference in Vienna last week.

  • ‘From Heart to Heart’: Supporting drug users in Ukraine

    02 Aug 2010

    It was personal tragedy that inspired Natalia to set up the ‘From Heart to Heart’ organisation, which includes a community centre for injecting drug users and people living with HIV, in Cherkassy, Ukraine.

  • Blue Sky thinking for Latin America and the Caribbean

    02 Aug 2010

    Alliance Linking Organisations and partners from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in the UK on 26-30 July to discuss critical issues for the region’s response to HIV.

  • Reflections on Vienna 2010

    02 Aug 2010

    Over 19,000 people from 197 countries gathered in Vienna to review ways to overcome the ever present challenge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  • STOP AIDS NOW! launches guide for managing HIV in the workplace

    02 Aug 2010

    STOP AIDS NOW! – a partner of the Alliance in its policy and advocacy work in Europe through the Stop AIDS Alliance – has published Managing HIV in the Workplace: A Guide for CSOs.

  • Alliance exchange brings change

    30 Jul 2010

    Last year three Alliance Horizontal Learning Exchanges took place around the world; where one Alliance member visits another. Through an evaluation a year on we find out what lasting difference it has made.

  • Rumah Cemara ‘Changing Lives Through Football’ finalist . . . Vote now!

    30 Jul 2010

    Rumah Cemara, Alliance linking organisation in Indonesia, has been selected as one of 12 finalists for the ‘Changing Lives through Football’ award.

  • Debating the future of global health

    23 Jul 2010

    Last week (12 July) Action for Global Health hosted a civil society workshop to review the options for delivering global health aid against a backdrop of financial uncertainty and undelivered commitments.

  • Vienna 2010: Robin Hood Tax

    22 Jul 2010

    At the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, the UN Special Envoy for Innovative Finance called on world leaders to ‘back the bankers tax’ - referring to the IMF’s recommendation to create new taxes on banks - and to “fill the gap”, referring to the 70% gap in people accessing lifesaving medications.

  • The Impact of the Global Fund on Civil Society Response in Senegal

    22 Jul 2010

    In July, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) signed three new grants worth € 42 million with Senegal to scale up the fight against AIDS in the country.

  • New website for Latin America Key Correspondents

    19 Jul 2010

    The Latin American Key Correspondents team have launched a brand new website at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna which starts today.

  • Alliance partners are 2010 Red Ribbon Award Winners

    19 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to five Alliance supported community organisations that were among 25 community based organisations across the globe who won the 2010 Red Ribbon Award.

  • Vienna 2010: What's preventing HIV prevention?

    17 Jul 2010

    Alliance calls for more effective HIV funding for treatment and prevention

  • Alliance Myanmar prepares for Global Fund support

    16 Jul 2010

    Alliance Myanmar, the Country Office of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, is preparing itself to scale up its support for treatment access with funding from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and TB.

  • New Commonwealth and Alliance partnership

    16 Jul 2010

    As the largest gathering of AIDS experts convenes at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 18 – 23 2010, the Commonwealth Foundation and International HIV/AIDS Alliance are launching a new partnership.

  • Alliance welcomes EU resolution for rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS

    13 Jul 2010

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the adoption yesterday by the European Parliament of a Resolution on a rights-based approach to the EU’s response to HIV/AIDS. An overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament (400 out of 621 present) voted in favour.

  • Alliance welcomes UK court judgment on gay asylum seekers

    08 Jul 2010

    The Alliance joins organisations around the world in welcoming the recent UK Supreme Court of Appeal judgement to categorically consider fear of persecution based on a person’s sexual orientation as a valid reason for asylum in the UK.

  • Time is running out to meet the health MDGs

    05 Jul 2010

    This was the message from Action for Global Health’s annual policy conference this week in London, UK.

  • Alliance asks: What's preventing prevention?

    05 Jul 2010

    As delegates prepare to gather in Vienna for the International AIDS Conference 2010: Right Here, Right Now (18-23 July), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is preparing a campaign to highlight the unacceptable barriers to HIV prevention programmes and services which exist for those who are vulnerable and most at risk of HIV infection.

  • The future of AIDS funding

    02 Jul 2010

    A new report launched at the Global Health Council’s annual conference in Washington DC in June comes at a major crossroads in the history of the response to AIDS, as funding comes under pressure at a time of economic uncertainty.

  • Drug users can be good parents

    02 Jul 2010

    Susie McLean, Senior Adviser at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, voices concern about a campaign that stigmatises HIV positive parents and women who use drugs.

  • New UN commission on human rights is good news

    02 Jul 2010

    The Alliance has welcomed a new commission launched by UNDP with the support of UNAIDS, which aims to increase understanding of the impact of the legal environment on national HIV responses.

  • Here I Am campaign

    30 Jun 2010

    Two Key Correspondents, Banza Chela and Michael Gwaba, have been made ambassadors of a new international campaign seeking to replenish support for HIV and AIDS from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • Life skills training for sex workers

    30 Jun 2010

    Althea, 24, is a former dancer. Since she left the entertainment industry she has wanted to use her experiences and knowledge to benefit other women in Antigua.

  • Measuring our impact

    30 Jun 2010

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is upholding its commitment to communities affected by HIV and expanding its programmes, according to a newly published Annual Review for 2009, Community Solutions.

  • AIDSPortal: A new partnership

    30 Jun 2010

    We are pleased to announce that from today (1 July) AIDSPortal, a global HIV knowledge sharing network, will be moving to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Boost for OVC support in Uganda

    30 Jun 2010

    Vulnerable children in Uganda are set to benefit from a new $20 million, five year USAID program which aims to improve access to and quality of services.

  • Doctor arrested as he prescribes treatment for drug users in Ukraine

    30 Jun 2010

    Illya Podolyan is 62 and works as a doctor in Odesa, Ukraine. On 28 May 2010 he was arrested by local police for providing medical treatment to drug user patients on substitution maintenance therapy (SMT).

  • Promising Approaches to Combination Prevention

    23 Jun 2010

    The USAID funded global HIV and AIDS project, AIDSTAR-One, has recently released a case study examining the efforts of the Alliance Ukraine to reach most-at-risk populations and prevent HIV.

  • Financial crisis is hitting healthcare for the worlds poorest

    22 Jun 2010

    As news rolls into the Alliance of members who are struggling to access antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV, particularly in Africa, it is evident that the global financial crisis is hitting hard.

  • What can advocates learn from India’s successful repeal of anti-gay legislation?

    11 Jun 2010

    After 8 years of campaigning, in July last year the Delhi High Court in India annulled the law criminalising adult homosexual relations

  • Conference debates integrated services for women

    08 Jun 2010

    Key Correspondent, Ishdeep Kohli, is at the global Women Deliver conference, taking place in Washington this week.

  • Wrap-around services for women in Kenya

    01 Jun 2010

    Internationally, the importance of linking sexual and reproductive health, rights and HIV in order to increase the effectiveness of the global response to the HIV epidemic is well recognised. The majority of new HIV infections are sexually transmitted or associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

  • HIV crucial to progress on maternal health

    01 Jun 2010

    Steven Sinding, Chair of the Alliance and former Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), is attending this month’s Women Deliver conference, where the Alliance and ICW are co-organising the HIV track at the conference. He talks about why combating HIV is crucial to accelerate progress on maternal and child health.

  • South Africa, Aids and the World Cup

    28 May 2010

    The World Cup has put the spotlight on South Africa, and it’s not just football making headlines.

  • Case studies: Caring communities in India

    28 May 2010

    In India where an estimated 2.4 million people are living with HIV, life can be tough. The epidemic has created a substantial burden for children and families, but as well as hardship there is hope, as these three case studies show.

  • Top 5: Gender and sexuality related publications

    28 May 2010

    We’ve put together five of our top publications for working with communities on issues relating to gender and sexuality.

  • Merry Men say ‘Make Finance Pay!’

    27 May 2010

    ‘Make Finance Pay’ was the message that the Alliance, along with fellow Robin Hood Tax coalition members and campaigners around the world, sent to their governments during last week’s global days of action for the Robin Hood Tax.

  • Global Fund launches Born HIV Free campaign

    19 May 2010

    Today the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched the Born HIV Free campaign to mobilise public support for a world where no child is born with HIV by 2015.

  • Global Fund Technical Review Panel is seeking experts

    13 May 2010

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution that invests the world’s money to save lives.

  • El Salvador's first 'National Day of Solidarity'

    13 May 2010

    Alliance partner, Asociación Atlacatl Vivo Positivo, celebrated yesterday as El Salavador’s Legislative Assembly declared May 12 the first ‘National Day of Solidarity with People Living with HIV’.

  • Responsible Tourism Model in Caribbean

    05 May 2010

    Alliance linking organisation, the Caribbean HIV & AIDS Alliance, launched a groundbreaking HIV and AIDS Responsible Tourism Model at a forum at the Jolly Beach Hotel in Antigua on 30 March 2010.

  • People Living with HIV Stigma Index in Ecuador

    04 May 2010

    The ‘People Living with HIV Stigma Index’ is designed to increase understanding of how HIV-related stigma and discrimination is experienced.

  • European Commission calls on member states for more and better aid

    30 Apr 2010

    The European Commission has adopted a European Union action plan to speed up progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), many of which are off track.

  • OVCsupport.net has launched

    29 Apr 2010

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the new, interactive www.OVCsupport.net, a global knowledge-sharing hub on children and HIV.

  • The Forgotten Children

    28 Apr 2010

    As news of the sterilisation of female drug users hit the UK headlines this week it has highlighted the appalling manner in which some of the most vulnerable parents and their children are treated.

  • Health services are not optional extras

    22 Apr 2010

    As the International Harm Reduction Conference (IHRA) opens next week in UK the Alliance is calling for more drug user friendly healthcare and harm reduction programmes to protect injecting drug users from HIV.

  • Drug users leading the HIV response in China

    21 Apr 2010

    Intravenous drug users constitute the single largest population group vulnerable to HIV infection in China. The Five Hearts Service Centre in Emei, Sichuan, China is a group of injecting drug users who work with the Chinese Government’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to run a needle exchange programme.

  • Successfully reaching injecting drug users in Ukraine

    21 Apr 2010

    People who inject drugs are the group most affected by HIV in Ukraine. Between 70 and 80% of people living with HIV are currently injecting drugs or have done so in the past.

  • Hidden Women

    21 Apr 2010

    Fear of exposure and discrimination mean that women who inject drugs often remain hidden in society.

  • Latin America and Caribbean must not lose out

    14 Apr 2010

    Concerns are being raised by the Friends of the Global Fund that HIV, TB and Malaria programmes in the Latin America and Caribbean region are going to be adversely affected by the Global Fund’s current funding shortfall.

  • EU must do more for health of world’s poor

    07 Apr 2010

    In a recent trip to Uganda the Alliance saw first hand the struggle healthcare professionals are having getting treatment for people living with HIV.

  • Improving maternal health – every minute counts

    07 Apr 2010

    Every minute, one woman or girl dies from complications during pregnancy, childbirth or in the first few weeks after giving birth.

  • POZ rebuilds HIV services in Haiti

    06 Apr 2010

    Less than three months after the devastating earthquake, and despite enormous challenges, Alliance partner POZ in Haiti has resumed nearly all its work and is providing services and support to people living with HIV in Port-au-Prince, Cap Hatien and Jacmel.

  • Relaunch of SETU, knowledge hub for HIV in South Asia

    06 Apr 2010

    Alliance India has relaunched SETU which will serve as a knowledge portal on HIV and AIDS for South Asia.

  • Make or break? 2010 – A pivotal year for progress

    06 Apr 2010

    A new report has been released by the Mobilizing for RH/HIV Integration Initiative: Make or Break? 2010: A Pivotal Year for Scaling Up RH/HIV Integration and Accelerating Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 5 and 6.

  • Special report: Transphobia and hate crimes in Guatemala

    06 Apr 2010

    So far this year in Guatemala 13 transgender people have been murdered and a 20 year old transgender person is missing.

  • Providing a new platform for civil society in Vietnam

    01 Apr 2010

    The Alliance’s National Partnership Platform in Vietnam – the Vietnam Civil Society Partnership Platform on AIDS – is successfully strengthening the voice of civil society in the HIV response.

  • Communications project champions policy change in Vietnam

    01 Apr 2010

    Working with experienced journalists and Key Correspondents, a communications project by the National Partnership Platform in Vietnam is taking community members’ experiences up to policy makers, and helping to bring about real change.

  • Merry men support Robin Hood Tax in Brussels

    31 Mar 2010

    On 25 March, merry men and women, accompanied by angry bankers and confused Heads of State, gathered on Place Luxembourg outside the European Parliament to launch Brussels’ campaign for a financial transaction tax (FTT).

  • Turning a life around in Bangladesh

    31 Mar 2010

    HASAB, Alliance partner in Bangladesh, is running some inspiring programmes to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised members of the community, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people and sex workers, and people living with HIV, with HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

  • 5 year contract for HIV programme in Sudan

    31 Mar 2010

    A project which will improve access to HIV services in Sudan for vulnerable populations, has secured a five year contract.

  • Colombian partner LigaSida is Champion NGO

    30 Mar 2010

    The Alliance’s partner in Colombia, LigaSida, has been awarded the status of Champion NGO as formal recognition of its work, which follows the Code of Good Practice for NGO’s responding to HIV/AIDS.

  • Study puts HIV at heart of MDG progress

    29 Mar 2010

    A new study published by PLoS Medicine has highlighted a strong link between tackling HIV and other non-communicable diseases and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Delivering the right to health

    29 Mar 2010

    Action for Global Health held its Cross Europe Conference in the European Parliament, entitled: Delivering the right to health with the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): What the EU can do!

  • Support communities to tackle TB

    24 Mar 2010

    A lack of involvement in the development and implementation of tuberculosis (TB) policies by civil society organisations and communities affected by HIV and TB is resulting in an absence of government accountability for TB policies and quality services.

  • UK government funds TB vaccine development

    24 Mar 2010

    In a significant move announced today, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) is to provide £12 million to slash the number of TB deaths in poorer countries. Eight million will go to fund TB vaccine development.

  • Support grows for Robin Hood Tax in Europe

    16 Mar 2010

    Members of the European Parliament recently voted 536-80 in favour of a Robin Hood Tax, adopting a resolution on ‘financial transaction taxes and making them work.’

  • Every little helps: raising funds for health

    09 Mar 2010

    Passengers in the United States making travel reservations will now be able to give $2 to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria when they buy a plane ticket, reserve a hotel room or rent a car.

  • Transgender name change in Ecuador sets legal precedent

    01 Mar 2010

    The Ecuadorian transgender women’s group Silueta X has broken new ground in enabling transgender men and women to change their name legally, from male to female and vice versa.

  • New review sets out evidence on effective home-based care

    01 Mar 2010

    Delivering comprehensive home-based care programmes for HIV

  • 500,000 LOVE Condoms distributed on Valentine's Day

    01 Mar 2010

    This month we hear from Key Correspondent, Henry Neondo, on safer sex awareness events and free condom distribution in 34 cities around the world.

  • Including prisoners in HIV support

    26 Feb 2010

    Rumah Cemara, Alliance linking organisation in Indonesia, has been continuing its groundbreaking work on HIV prevention and support in two prisons in West Java.

  • New mentoring programme to support ‘Innovation in India’

    26 Feb 2010

    Alliance partners in India are to benefit from a new initiative, Innovation in India, launched by social enterprise Pepal, which will pair private-sector professionals with individual staff to work on new community projects.

  • Building Hope for children affected by HIV

    26 Feb 2010

    A new book providing practical ideas for extended families and communities who are supporting children affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa was released this month.

  • Red Ribbon Coalition collaborating with Ministry for national HIV strategy in Antigua and Barbuda

    26 Feb 2010

    In Antigua and Barbuda the Red Ribbon Coalition (RRC) has called on parliamentarians to take a lead in developing a National Strategic Plan for HIV. The Coalition welcomes its inclusion in the Ministry’s process of developing a national strategic plan in Antigua.

  • Donors show their support at Alliance annual meeting

    26 Feb 2010

    More donors than ever attended this year’s Alliance Donors meeting, taking the opportunity to reflect on the success and learning from the Alliance’s current three year strategy, IMPACT 2010, and to discuss the new strategy being developed for 2010 onwards.

  • Reflections on HIV in Uganda

    26 Feb 2010

    HIV affects every area of life in Uganda but people have learned to live with it, often in interesting and enterprising ways.

  • Be part of the world's greatest bank job

    16 Feb 2010

    Thousands have pledged their support for a tiny tax on bankers that could raise billions each year for global causes, including HIV and health.

  • Robin Hood Tax campaign launches

    10 Feb 2010

    A tiny tax on bankers that would make a big difference here and abroad

  • Waging war on AIDS in Sudan

    01 Feb 2010

    In the Old Customs Yard Prison in Juba, South Sudan, men crowd around second lieutenant Jenario Tombe Kuwjok, from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) HIV secretariat. He is giving HIV education and providing voluntary counselling and testing to military prisoners.

  • Haiti: supporting people living with HIV

    01 Feb 2010

    Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January the Alliance is working with its partner POZ, donors and emergency response agencies to try to ensure people living with HIV can access basic services.

  • Top 10 Alliance publications

    01 Feb 2010

    Last year we distributed 25,000 resources globally to support HIV and health programming in developing countries.

  • New Delhi workshop produces new tools for engaging vulnerable groups

    29 Jan 2010

    Training modules resulting from a workshop organised by Alliance India will be a key new tool in meeting the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender and hijra communities across India.

  • Exchange programme unlocks Ukraine’s experience to reach injecting drug users in Manipur

    29 Jan 2010

    Following an Alliance learning exchange between India and Ukraine at the end of last year, peer outreach will become a key component in Alliance programmes aiming to engage with hidden female drug users in Manipur.

  • It is important to understand how donors feel

    29 Jan 2010

    This month we hear from Latin American Key Correspondents reporting from the Global Fund regional meeting in Paraguay.

  • Citizen journalists speak their world

    29 Jan 2010

    Since summer 2009 the Alliance has been supporting Key Correspondents – an exciting network of citizen journalists – to share their experiences and speak their world.

  • The Alliance builds technical support

    18 Jan 2010

    The Alliance Technical Support Hubs were set up in 2008 with the aim of providing high-quality, locally sourced technical support to civil society organisations working with HIV or other related areas.

  • Update on Haiti earthquake

    18 Jan 2010

    A number of support group members and POZ staff are very sadly presumed dead, trapped in the rubble of the Centre d'Espoir in Port-au-Prince.

  • Mexico City backs gay marriage

    14 Jan 2010

    In a Latin American first, lawmakers in Mexico City have taken the welcome step to legalise gay marriage and allow gay couples to adopt children. The decision taken in December, will take effect in March 2010.

  • Haiti earthquake

    13 Jan 2010

    Alliance statement following the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Hub assesses responses to HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Asia

    06 Jan 2010

    In 2009 the South Asia Hub conducted its most significant project yet. The 60 day research project focused on HIV infection among men who have sex with men, one of its key thematic areas of expertise.

  • Friends of the Global Fund – Latin America and the Caribbean

    06 Jan 2010

    Eight organisations from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have come together to form the new ‘Friends of the Global Fund LAC’.

  • To a successful year ahead

    05 Jan 2010

    Happy New Year from all of us at the Alliance! There are plenty of challenges in 2010, but we look forward to facing them and working together to create new successes.

  • Alliance Caribbean influences Commonwealth leaders

    23 Dec 2009

    As Commonwealth Heads of State and Ministers gathered last month in Trinidad, civil society presented a range of pressing issues concerning the HIV and AIDS response in Commonwealth countries, including respecting the human rights of sexual minority groups, financing the HIV and AIDS response and supporting an HIV treatment patent pool to help reduce the costs of antiretroviral treatment.

  • Nigeria and Kenya demonstrate the power of cross-Alliance learning

    23 Dec 2009

    A programme learning exchange between Alliance linking organisations in Nigeria and Kenya has demonstrated the strength of the Alliance’s global partnership in speeding up effective HIV responses by facilitating cross-country learning.

  • Latin American hub highlights new technical assistance challenges

    21 Dec 2009

    A satellite conference organised by the Alliance’s Latin American technical support hub highlights new access challenges to technical assistance.

  • Alliance welcomes creation of a HIV patent pool

    18 Dec 2009

    A decision at the recent UNITAID board meeting (the international drug purchasing facility) to implement a patent pool for HIV drugs has been widely and warmly welcomed by Alliance members.

  • Survey for organisations responding to HIV in developing countries

    08 Dec 2009

    Are you part of a civil society organisation responding to HIV in a developing country?

  • 2010 Reality Check

    06 Dec 2009

    Time is running out to meet the health MDGs.

  • People unite for World AIDS Day

    04 Dec 2009

    Alliance-supported events in London, Brussels and Washington marked World AIDS Day and highlighted the ongoing need for action.

  • Prevention work is most effective targeted at marginalised groups

    03 Dec 2009

    UK MPs published their report assessing the implementation of the UK government’s HIV/AIDS strategy this week.

  • In memory of Wanda Fox

    01 Dec 2009

    Erika Paez-Manjarres reflects on the life of murdered colleague Wanda Fox – a transgender outreach worker at Alliance partner Fundacion Procrear in Colombia.

  • Fuchsia stars campaign in Colombia

    01 Dec 2009

    A new strategy in Colombia has been put into action by the Santamaría Fundación and Observatorio Ciudadano Trans to condemn the continuing occurrence of murders of transgender women.

  • Handing over a sustainable HIV response in Madagascar

    01 Dec 2009

    The Alliance’s programme in Madagascar ended in October, passing on a well established and growing number of national networks working on HIV.

  • Positive Lives transfers to the Alliance

    01 Dec 2009

    Positive Lives, a unique global photography project that supports those living with HIV and challenges the stigma and prejudices they face, has transferred to the Alliance.

  • Alliance centre stage at HIV prevention meeting

    01 Dec 2009

    The Alliance had a high profile at an expert meeting on HIV prevention among men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women and transgenders, held in Amsterdam on 5/6 November.

  • First harm reduction conference held in Middle East and North Africa

    01 Dec 2009

    The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) organised the first regional conference on harm reduction in Beirut on 15–18 November. It showcased some of the remarkable progress seen in the region in recent years, featuring the work of several Alliance partners.

  • Preventing mother to child HIV transmission

    01 Dec 2009

    In South Sudan mother to child HIV transmission is the greatest source of HIV infection in children below 15. With no intervention 24-45% of babies born to HIV-infected mothers will acquire the virus.

  • Key Correspondent on Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

    01 Dec 2009

    This month we hear from a citizen journalist in Uganda, commenting on the anti-homosexuality bill which is being considered by the government.

  • Cambodia hits the Millennium Development Goals on HIV and the Alliance meets the country’s leaders

    01 Dec 2009

    Who would have thought that a country ranked 137 in the Human Development Index, with a weak health infrastructure would become one of the first countries to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6 to combat HIV?

  • 15 years and a dream ahead in Bangladesh

    01 Dec 2009

    One of the Alliance’s first linking organisations, HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance Bangladesh (HASAB), celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on 13 November. From a pioneering organisation in 1994, it has become a leader in the civil society HIV response in Bangladesh.

  • ‘So many of our community are dead now’

    01 Dec 2009

    ‘We have around 10-20 men who come in regularly for treatment. Many didn’t know they were HIV positive. So many of our community are dead now.’

  • Helping Uganda’s children orphaned by AIDS

    01 Dec 2009

    Around 1.2 million children are orphaned because of AIDS in Uganda, and an estimated 130,000 are living with HIV.

  • Courage and leadership must continue in the AIDS response

    01 Dec 2009

    The benefits of committed partnerships are clear to see this World AIDS Day, and Alliance Executive Director, Alvaro Bermejo, believes this should inspire stakeholders to recommit to fighting HIV.

  • New UNAIDS report

    27 Nov 2009

    The latest AIDS epidemic update was published this week by UNAIDS and while there is great progress in some areas, there are still huge challenges ahead.

  • HIV is leading cause of death in women

    16 Nov 2009

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week launched its new report on the health of women, confirming that HIV is the leading cause of death for women between 15-44 years old.

  • Alliance welcomes the news of UK Prime Minister’s support for a banking tax for development

    10 Nov 2009

    UK Prime Minster Gordon Brown made a surprise announcement this weekend at the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in support of a financial transaction tax that would raise funds for development.

  • Supporting the Commonwealth response to HIV

    09 Nov 2009

    Sixty per cent of the 40 million people worldwide living with HIV and AIDS reside in Commonwealth countries – along with many more millions directly affected.

  • Tackling AIDS and TB through Communications and Information Technologies (TACIT)

    02 Nov 2009

    An ambitious project is underway to improve civil society engagement in HIV/AIDS and TB responses in Africa, through ICT-based knowledge sharing and learning.

  • Transgender network wins prestigious award

    02 Nov 2009

    One of our key partners in the Latin America and Caribbean region, REDLACTRANS, has been awarded for its work to strengthen the rights of transgender people.

  • Peer outreach expands with sex workers in the Caribbean

    02 Nov 2009

    The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance (CHAA) has expanded the activities of its programme promoting good sexual reproductive health and HIV prevention with Spanish-speaking sex workers, thanks to funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

  • New report launched on how communities of PLHIV increased access to healthcare services in Uganda

    02 Nov 2009

    A new report published by the Alliance describes how Alliance Uganda implemented the three-year USAID funded project, Expanding the Role of Networks of People Living with HIV in Uganda (the Networks Model project).

  • More support needed for children affected by HIV/AIDS in India

    02 Nov 2009

    Each month The Loop is featuring highlights of citizen journalism from the Key Correspondent team.

  • Funding awarded for Integrated HIV/AIDS Programme in DRC

    02 Nov 2009

    The Alliance is to start working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the PATH team project to provide an integrated HIV/AIDS programme in the country. It is the first time the Alliance has worked in DRC on a long-term basis.

  • Blue Sky Week Africa - responding to new challenge

    02 Nov 2009

    Forty-four Alliance participants gathered in Yamoussoukro in Cote d’Ivoire for Blue Sky Week (BSW) Africa 2009 (27-30 September).

  • Alliance welcomes formation of regional network of people who use drugs

    02 Nov 2009

    Over twenty-five drug users from nine different countries met in Bangkok on 16th and 17th October 2009 to finalize the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) Constitution and elect a Steering Committee for the first regional network of people who use drugs.

  • Alliance participates in 2009 US AIDS Conference

    02 Nov 2009

    The Alliance participated in the 2009 US Conference on AIDS in San Francisco, California on 29-31 October. The conference, organised by the National Minority AIDS Council, was attended by over 3,000 professionals to build national support networks, exchange information and learn cutting- edge tools to address the challenges of HIV.

  • Alliance China hosts largest Local Partners Meeting to date

    02 Nov 2009

    In the first week of September 2009 Alliance China hosted its 5th Annual Local Partners Meeting in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. This meeting is an opportunity for Alliance implementing partners across the country to get together and share experiences, and reinforce relationships between community groups and government partners.

  • Reducing HIV-related stigma in El Salvador

    02 Nov 2009

    Thanks to funding from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Colectivo Sol’s successful Vida Digna programme in Mexico will be adapted and implemented through the Asociacion Atlacatl Vivo Positivo (Atlacatl) in El Salvador.

  • Rumah Cemara - they're football crazy!

    02 Nov 2009

    Football plays a large part in the life of Rumah Cemara, an Indonesian NGO and partner of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Alliance for Community Action on Health in Zambia enables fairer selection for OVC support

    05 Oct 2009

    In Zambia many community based organisations (CBOs) depend to a large extent on subscription fees from members to survive. When working to support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) this often results in discriminatory allocation of donor funds to support orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC).

  • Boost for gender sensitive programming for women who use drugs in Asia

    05 Oct 2009

    The Alliance Regional Technical Support Hubs in India and Cambodia have successfully secured funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a one year project aimed at reducing HIV and drug use through the provision of treatment, care and support to women who use drugs, and their families.

  • Helping earthquake victims in Indonesia

    05 Oct 2009

    Indonesia has been hit by a series of earthquakes in the last month. Alliance Linking Organisation Rumah Cemara has been aiding victims of the earthquake that hit the island Java on 2 September.

  • Home is where the care is

    05 Oct 2009

    In an article published in the Public Service Review this month, Dr Lee Abdelfadil and Dr Ade Fakoya of the Alliance herald the role of the community in delivering treatment.

  • Human rights issues for MSM discussed on Capitol Hill

    05 Oct 2009

    On September 16 2009 the International HIV/AIDS Alliance co-sponsored a Policy Forum on HIV, Human Rights and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) held on Capitol Hill.

  • KHANA secures five-year funding from USAID

    05 Oct 2009

    Alliance linking organisation KHANA (Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance) in Cambodia has successfully secured $13.4m of funding from USAID for a community based HIV/AIDS prevention and care programme.

  • Money for Health: the push for a currency transaction levy continues

    05 Oct 2009

    As Ministers gathered for the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh last month the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Stamp Out Poverty and a global coalition of over 120 development and humanitarian organisations continued to advocate for the introduction of a Currency Transaction Levy (CTL) to harness some of the vast wealth of the foreign exchange markets for health programmes in poor countries.

  • There's little choice: selling sex in Sudan

    05 Oct 2009

    You are hungry, homeless and without family to help. You’re struggling to find work to earn the money to eat. What would you do?

  • Welcome KANCO

    05 Oct 2009

    On 15 September 2009 in Nairobi, KANCO (the Kenya AIDS NGO’s Consortium) launched their new strategic plan for 2010-2014. At the event, KANCO were also formally welcomed as a Linking Organisation of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. This brings the total number of organisations within the global partnership (including the Secretariat) to 33.

  • Alliance researcher wins New Writer's Prize

    05 Oct 2009

    Fabian Cataldo, Senior Research Officer, of the Alliance’s Best Practice Unit has won this year's New Writer's Prize awarded by Sociology of Health and Illness, a leading international journal. His winning article on accessing antiretroviral treatment in a Brazilian favela (shanty town), was published as a chapter of the peer-reviewed book Pharmaceuticals and Society.

  • NGO Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development

    05 Oct 2009

    Each month The Loop is featuring highlights of citizen journalism from the Key Correspondent team.

  • Learning exchange to strengthen Bolivia's care and treatment programmes

    05 Oct 2009

    During August, Alliance linking organisations from Bolivia and Peru took part in an Alliance Horizontal Learning Exchange, a regular initiative which aims to facilitate knowledge sharing between Alliance partner organisations to support mutual learning, sharing and partnership.

  • Celebrating civil society leadership in Ukraine

    05 Oct 2009

    Over 160 participants representing community organisations, as well as international institutions and government representatives, attended a conference in Kyiv on 22 September to mark the completion of a 5 year programme ‘Overcoming the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in Ukraine’ supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programme.

  • Blue Sky Thinking for Asia and Eastern Europe's HIV response

    05 Oct 2009

    Alliance Linking Organisations and partners from Asia and Eastern Europe gathered in Bangkok, Thailand on 7-11 September for their annual strategic planning workshop to discuss critical issues for the region’s response to HIV.

  • Key Correspondents at the Community Forums

    01 Sep 2009

    Key Correspondents attended and reported on the Community Forums that preceded ICAAP. Here we present extracts from three of their articles which were published in the official conference newspaper, The ICAAP Post.

  • Blue Sky thinking for Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 Sep 2009

    Alliance Linking Organisations and partners from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Lima, Peru on 20-24 July for their annual strategic planning workshop and to discuss critical issues for the region’s response to HIV.

  • Community-based HIV counselling and testing in Antigua

    01 Sep 2009

    The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance is supporting the introduction of rapid HIV testing at government facilities in Antigua, as part of its efforts to increase access to essential services in the Eastern Caribbean. The project is funded by USAID, with technical support from Intrahealth.

  • Partnering to Stop TB

    01 Sep 2009

    The Alliance has joined the Stop TB Partnership as an Organisational Partner.

  • Reducing stigma and increasing uptake in Haiti

    01 Sep 2009

    In Haiti, widespread HIV-related stigma and discrimination is one of the main barriers to seeking health care.

  • The Alliance at ICAAP

    01 Sep 2009

    Alliance members from across Asia joined thousands of delegates at the 9th ICAAP in Bali, Indonesia in early August.

  • Key Correspondents at ICAAP

    01 Sep 2009

    Nine members of the Key Correspondents team attended the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia. Here we present extracts from three of their articles which were published in the official conference newspaper, The ICAAP Post.

  • New Linking Organisation in Indonesia

    01 Sep 2009

    Rumah Cemara has been approved as a Linking Organisation of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Alliance Zambia ensures civil society representation in wider health agenda

    01 Sep 2009

    The International Health Partnership and related initiatives (IHP+), launched in September 2007, seeks to develop results-focused, country-led compacts that rally all development partners around one national health plan.

  • An enduring legacy

    01 Sep 2009

    The Alliance’s recently-completed Networks Project in Uganda will have a lasting impact, reports Marnix van der Feltz, who is helping to document lessons learnt from the project.

  • CiSHAN fighting stigma in Nigeria

    01 Sep 2009

    CiSHAN, an Alliance Linking Organisation in Nigeria, has been playing a key role in advocating for a law to protect people living with or affected by HIV.

  • Growing support for Currency Transaction Levy

    01 Sep 2009

    As the G20 finance ministers prepare to meet in London this Friday, pressure is mounting on them to introduce a Currency Transaction Levy (CTL) for health.

  • Human rights focus for World AIDS Day 2009

    17 Aug 2009

    The World AIDS Campaign has announced the global theme of Universal Access and Human Rights for World AIDS Day 2009.

  • KANCO lobbies for HIV & TB funds in Washington

    27 Jul 2009

    Representatives of the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO) travelled to Washington, D.C. to take part in the RESULTS/RESULTS Education Fund International Conference to End Poverty on 20-25 June.

  • Alliance selected to make statement at ECOSOC

    13 Jul 2009

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance was one of a few non-governmental organisations asked to give a statement at the ECOSOC High-level Segment in Geneva last week.

  • Civil society helping shape the UN's response to AIDS

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance Secretariat Policy Team took part in two recent meetings to help guide the United Nation’s response to AIDS.

  • Civil society's key role in high-level dialogue

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance hosted a meeting of the CoATS group (Coordination of AIDS Technical Support – formerly the GIST) in Brighton on 18-19 June.

  • Coordinating work with vulnerable children in Zambia

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance Zambia gathered more than fifty stakeholders working with orphans and vulnerable children at a three-day workshop in the first week of June, as part of its Irish Aid-funded work to improve coordination of activities.

  • Happy, healthy and safe

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance has begun a new youth programme in Zambia and Swaziland with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a new donor for the Alliance.

  • Accreditation: strengthening the Alliance

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance Accreditation system, introduced one year ago, is helping to deliver quality HIV programmes supported by well-performing, sustainable and credible civil society organisations.

  • Lessons shared at 2009 Implementers' Meeting

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance presented findings from programmes and research at the 2009 HIVAIDS Implementers’ Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia on 10-14 June.

  • Online debate about the Global Fund in Latin America

    01 Jul 2009

    An online debate has highlighted a lack of civil society and community participation in the Latin American programmes of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

  • Pepal branches out

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance is constantly seeking new ways to deliver effective global responses to HIV and believes that the business sector has much to offer the global partnership.

  • Raising community voices on TB and HIV

    01 Jul 2009

    Community-based journalists honed their skills for writing about TB and HIV at a workshop in Kampala, Uganda on 5-6 June.

  • Responding to the needs of MSM

    01 Jul 2009

    Even in the most criminalised and stigmatised environments action can be taken to respond to the sexual health needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and to address their vulnerability to HIV. This was one of the key messages that emerged from the recent Alliance Africa Regional Programme (ARP) workshop held in Pretoria, South Africa on 11-15 May.

  • Strengthening associations of people living with HIV in Senegal

    01 Jul 2009

    On 19 May, Alliance linking organisation ANCS and the partnership Hope for African Children Initiative (HACI) held a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal for the handover of equipment to associations of people living with HIV.

  • Making an impact

    01 Jul 2009

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is supporting communities to lessen the impact of HIV around the world, according to its latest Annual Review for 2008.

  • Increased access to healthcare services in Uganda

    01 Jul 2009

    Alliance Uganda’s successful three-year programme to strengthen the role of networks of people living with HIV in order to increase access to healthcare services ends this month.

  • Alliance attends UNAIDS PCB meeting

    01 Jul 2009

    The Alliance Secretariat Policy Team attended the 24th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) held in Geneva on 23 and 24 June, in the role of civil society observer.

  • HIV-affected families evicted in Cambodia

    23 Jun 2009

    Last week twenty families affected by HIV were evicted from their homes in Phnom Penh by the Cambodian authorities. The evictions came after several months of strong protests by both the families and the NGO community that had been supporting them.

  • Is AIDS still exceptional?

    22 Jun 2009

    Professor Alan Whiteside visited the Alliance Secretariat in Brighton on 17 June to speak and answer questions about one of the most important issues facing the international HIV community.

  • News update on financing for health

    02 Jun 2009

    Last week the High Level Task Force on Innovative Financing announced their recommendations on a set of financing options to meet the estimated $28-37 billion funding gap needed to meet the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • Learning from community leaders

    01 Jun 2009

    Two of Africa’s most inspirational community leaders visited the Alliance secretariat on 24 April to exchange knowledge and explore opportunities for collaboration.

  • Overcoming stigma in Mexico

    01 Jun 2009

    In the conservative city of San Luis Potosi, central Mexico, a pioneering community organisation is striving to change attitudes to one of society’s most stigmatised groups.

  • Key HDN programmes transfer to the Alliance

    01 Jun 2009

    Following the sad news earlier this year that Health & Development Networks (HDN) had lost its core funding, the Alliance has continued to work with HDN colleagues to put a plan in place to transfer key programmes to a range of partners, including the Alliance.

  • Strengthening community responses to HIV in Ethiopia

    01 Jun 2009

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance – working in Ethiopia for the first time – will be a major sub-contractor to PATH in a five-year, $35 million programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Success of National Partnership Platform in Vietnam

    01 Jun 2009

    As the Alliance and Health & Development Networks (HDN) continue to work together to transfer some of HDN’s key programmes to the Alliance, we report on the success of their work enhancing national level policy, advocacy and communication efforts through the National Partnership Platform (NPP) initiative. This article focuses on the NPP initiative in Vietnam.

  • UK government sets new international development agenda but why is health missing?

    01 Jun 2009

    The UK government is in the process of writing a new White Paper on Development. White Papers are issued by government to lay out policy or proposed action on a topic of current concern. So why isn’t there any focus in the White Paper on the need to invest in health as an important area of development?

  • United action needed to meet nutritional needs of children infected and affected by HIV

    01 Jun 2009

    All agencies integrating nutrition in their HIV/AIDS programmes for children in India should synergise and collaborate on related research and advocacy, was the consensus that emerged from an academic meeting on "understanding the effects of nutrition on HIV infected and affected children in CHAHA", which was organised by the India HIV/AIDS Alliance in New Delhi on 22 May.

  • Health financing hangs in the balance

    01 Jun 2009

    The High Level Task Force on Innovative Financing for Health Systems is drawing to the end of its first phase. Recommendations will be made to the G8 on generating additional resources to meet the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through innovative financing mechanisms.

  • Community based HIV testing and HIV treatment as prevention

    01 Jun 2009

    Is treatment as prevention just a poorly conceived biomedical intervention for a problem as complex as HIV/AIDS? Or is it an attempt to grasp at a holy grail?

  • Addressing violence against sex workers

    01 Jun 2009

    A workshop on Sex Work, HIV & Violence, held in India on 17-19 February brought together 24 people from 15 Alliance countries to explore strategies to address violence against sex workers at the national and global level.

  • Community based HIV testing and HIV treatment as prevention

    01 Jun 2009

    Is treatment as prevention just a poorly conceived biomedical intervention for a problem as complex as HIV/AIDS? Or is it an attempt to grasp at a holy grail?

  • Disaster, Compassion and Cooperation

    15 May 2009

    Surviving the earthquake a year on

  • Fighting TB Stigma

    01 May 2009

    Each month The Loop is featuring highlights of citizen journalism from the Key Correspondent team.

  • Massive impact of Global Fund programme in Ukraine

    01 May 2009

    Ukraine’s largest non-governmental HIV programme dramatically improved access to treatment, prevention and care, officials announced at a press conference in Kyiv on 31 March.

  • Sustaining HIV prevention in India

    01 May 2009

    An Alliance linking organisation has been awarded $14.33 million to continue its HIV prevention work with marginalised groups in India.

  • The Alliance supports HIV and sexual and reproductive health rights policy change

    01 May 2009

    The Alliance will be showcasing work from communities on the frontline of the HIV/AIDS response at the forthcoming 36th Annual International Conference on Global Health in Washington DC, USA, on 26-30 May 2009.

  • Transgender activist wins legal fight

    01 May 2009

    The transgender women’s group Silueta X in Ecuador has broken new ground in enabling transgender men and women to change their name legally, from masculine to feminine and vice versa.

  • More effective help for Zambian children

    01 May 2009

    As part of its innovative Irish Aid-supported children’s programme, Alliance Zambia has built on its collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services to improve the effectiveness of support for vulnerable children in two districts in the Copperbelt province.

  • Dr Eric Goosby nominated as US Global AIDS Coordinator

    01 May 2009

    Dr. Eric Goosby, a leader and innovator in the fight against AIDS, has been nominated by President Obama as US Global AIDS Coordinator.

  • Australia's new HIV strategy funds Technical Support Hub

    01 May 2009

    Representatives of the Alliance will attend the official launch of Australia’s new international development strategy for HIV in Bangkok on Friday 1 May – a strategy that supports the development of an Alliance Regional Technical Support Hub in Cambodia.

  • Alliance plans to support HDN programmes

    01 May 2009

    As previously reported in The Loop, last year the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) and Health & Development Networks (HDN) had been in continued negotiations regarding a merger which aimed to pool the expertise of both organisations.

  • HIV-vulnerable groups struggle to access funds says new report

    01 May 2009

    Vulnerable groups at the centre of the AIDS epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean find it hard to access money from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria a new report commissioned by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance reveals.

  • European governments called on to do more for global health

    01 May 2009

    According to the new report “Health in Crisis”, European governments are still failing to deliver on their aid promises but the current economic crisis means the imperative to do more to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is even greater.

  • The power of people

    01 May 2009

    On 31 March, Alliance Uganda had the pleasure of hosting US Ambassador Steven A. Browning during a visit to Kisoro District in the west of Uganda, one of forty districts where the programme “Expanding the Role of Networks of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda” (the Networks Project) is being implemented.

  • Leading good practice in Colombia

    01 May 2009

    Organisations responding to AIDS in Colombia received expert guidance at a workshop hosted by LigaSida, an Alliance implementing organisation, on 27-28 February.

  • AIDS activists freed in Senegal

    23 Apr 2009

    The Alliance has welcomed the decision by the Court of Appeal in Dakar, Senegal to overturn the conviction against 9 AIDS activists working on HIV prevention of “indecent acts against nature”.

  • Alliance in Madagascar - working despite civil unrest

    01 Apr 2009

    As civil unrest spiralled out of control in the island nation of Madagascar, Alliance members have sent a short report on the impact of the crisis on their work.

  • Advocating drug policy change

    01 Apr 2009

    Pavlo Skala, Policy and Advocacy Programme Manager for Alliance-Ukraine, spoke last month at the High Level Segment of the 52nd session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, as acting head of the Ukrainian delegation. Here we reproduce his speech arguing for policy change in controlling the supply of illegal drugs.

  • Decade of Neglect: An international drug policy

    01 Apr 2009

    Inadequate drug policies are the main reason why HIV prevention programmes fail to reach most injecting drug users, writes Ishwarchandra Haobam .

  • Promoting sexual and reproductive empowerment

    01 Apr 2009

    Javier Hourcade Bellocq, the Alliance’s Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, spoke at a side event of the 53rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 2 March.

  • TB and HIV - improving the links

    01 Apr 2009

    This year's World TB Day (24 March) was marked by news of dramatic data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showing rates of TB-HIV co-infection are twice as high as originally estimated.

  • Working with injecting drug users in Ukraine

    01 Apr 2009

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  • The Alliance expands in Africa

    01 Apr 2009

    KANCO (the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium) was welcomed into the International HIV/AIDS Alliance as a linking organisation at the CO/LO Directors’ meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica in March.

  • Alliance announces new Chair

    01 Apr 2009

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Sinding (USA) as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

  • Business partners for social change

    01 Apr 2009

    An innovative new programme launched last week, developed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, is proving popular with large companies despite the recession.

  • Alliance-Ukraine Board to expand partnership with the Global Fund

    01 Apr 2009

    The renewed Governing Board of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine (Alliance-Ukraine) met for the first time on 24 February.

  • Alliance practice in SRHR and HIV integration

    01 Apr 2009

    In our fourth good practice update, Gill Gordon, senior advisor on SRHR in the Alliance secretariat's Best Practice team, describes what the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is doing in policy and programming around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV linkages, and how the different components can be linked.

  • Harm reduction and human rights

    01 Apr 2009

    Each month The Loop is featuring highlights of citizen journalism from the Key Correspondents programme.

  • Nils Daulaire predicts the future of US global health programmes

    01 Apr 2009

    Dr Nils Daulaire – until recently president and CEO of the Global Health Council – visited the Alliance secretariat in Brighton on 5 March.

  • The Alliance's work on TB and HIV

    24 Mar 2009

    TB infections have a disproportionate effect on the lives of people living with HIV. Tuberculosis is the most common opportunistic infection and cause of death.

  • How to provide better aid for health

    03 Mar 2009

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance as a member of the EU-wide Action for Global Health group hosted a one-day policy conference to explore how to maximise the decisions taken at the major international aid financing events in 2008 so that the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are achieved.

  • Alliance involved in IHP+ Ministerial Review

    03 Mar 2009

    The Alliance was one of four civil society organisations participating in a high-level Ministerial Review on the progress of the International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+), held in Geneva on 4-5 February.

  • Learning lessons as the TMA in Uganda

    03 Mar 2009

    As the technical management agent (TMA) for HIV and AIDS projects funded by Uganda’s Civil Society Fund, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance continues to ensure that civil society organizations are well supported in Uganda.

  • South African project for caregivers of children affected by HIV

    03 Mar 2009

    A new five-year project will help vulnerable South African children by supporting their caregivers.

  • Award for Alliance partner in Lebanon

    03 Mar 2009

    An Alliance partner in Lebanon has won the prestigious Felipa de Souza Award for leadership in improving the human rights of sexual minorities.

  • Caring for children affected by HIV in India

    03 Mar 2009

    CHAHA, one of the largest programmes helping children and families affected by HIV in India, is entering its second phase after a successful first eighteen months.

  • The role of harm reduction in Cambodia

    03 Mar 2009

    Each month The Loop is featuring highlights of citizen journalism from the Key Correspondents programme.

  • UNAIDS guidance on community system strengthening

    03 Mar 2009

    UNAIDS has published a new guidance tool to increase understanding and use of the community systems strengthening (CSS) funding priority of the Global Fund.

  • “We are your brothers and sisters, your sons and daughters…”

    03 Mar 2009

    This is the cry of drug users working on HIV prevention in communities profoundly affected by HIV and AIDS around the world.

  • Rolling out anti-stigma training in Kenya

    02 Mar 2009

    An Alliance toolkit is spurring the fight against HIV-related stigma in Kenya.

  • Donor meeting focuses on change and innovation

    02 Mar 2009

    The International HIV/AIDS Alliance hosted its annual meeting for donors at the end of January 2009. Eighteen donor representatives attended the event, held over two days in Brighton, to exchange information and share their thinking on the challenges faced by communities responding to AIDS.

  • PortalSIDA plans transgender forum

    02 Mar 2009

    During its first six months of operation, PortalSIDA attracted nearly twenty thousand visitors who downloaded four thousand documents.

  • Linkages and Integration of SRHR and HIV

    02 Mar 2009

    In our third good practice update, Gill Gordon, senior advisor on SRHR in the Alliance secretariat's Best Practice team, gives an introduction to SRHR-HIV linkages and integration. Based on international evidence and the Alliance's experience, she provides an overview of the importance of linking SRHR and HIV, and looks at what factors can promote or inhibit effective linkages.

  • Art sparks debate on AIDS in Ukraine

    02 Mar 2009

    Alliance Ukraine hosted two art exhibitions to raise awareness of HIV and human rights issues and to elicit support for children affected by HIV.

  • Leadership training boosts AIDS response in Senegal

    02 Mar 2009

    More than eighty people have received leadership training through an initiative of the Alliance Nationale Contre le Sida (ANCS), the Senegalese linking organisation of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

  • Alliance Myanmar holds forum on sustainable action

    02 Feb 2009

    Alliance Myanmar gathered its partners for a forum in Yangon on 20-22 October. The meeting’s theme was promoting participation and accountability for sustaining community action on AIDS. All twenty-eight partners of Alliance Myanmar attended.

  • Alliance helps groups document AIDS work in Asia

    02 Feb 2009

    Representatives from organisations responding to AIDS in Asia learned how to record and share their experiences at a workshop held in Manila on 9-12 December.

  • Alliance China launches new website

    02 Feb 2009

    This Chinese New Year, Alliance China is celebrating the launch of its new Chinese and English language website.

  • Spanish language AIDS portal to double in size

    02 Feb 2009

    PortalSIDA, the Spanish language internet platform for AIDS knowledge sharing, plans to increase its number of registered organisations from 250 to 500 this year.

  • An evolving Alliance

    02 Feb 2009

    The New Year sees the International HIV/AIDS Alliance evolving in pursuit of its mission to support communities responding to AIDS. A process is underway to strengthen the Alliance as a partnership of strong national linking organisations working effectively together.

  • The Alliance expands

    02 Feb 2009

    The Alliance continues to expand its geographical reach and the scale of its work. Here we look at two recent examples of progress.

  • Merger between Alliance and HDN now complete

    02 Feb 2009

    Health & Development Networks (HDN) and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance signed a merger agreement in Chiang Mai, Thailand in December 2008. A full merger will be complete as soon as a new foundation is created in Thailand.

  • We own the Global Fund

    02 Feb 2009

    “The Global Fund is owned by the Alliance network as much as it is by the Zambian government, by the UK government and by other civil society organisations. It is owned by everyone who is truly involved in responding to the crises of the three diseases,” said Dr Michel Kazatchkine, Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria when he visited the Alliance in Brighton in January.

  • The impact of HIV-related travel restrictions

    02 Feb 2009

    The International Task Team on HIV-related Travel Restrictions, established by UNAIDS in January 2008, has issued a report recommending the elimination of all HIV-specific restrictions on entry, stay and residence. Accompanying the report is a collection of personal narratives from some of those affected by such restrictions. Here the Alliance’s Shaun Mellors – a member of the Task Team – shares his own experiences of being an HIV positive visitor to the United States.

  • Citizen journalism from Zimbabwe

    02 Feb 2009

    Each month The Loop is featuring highlights of citizen journalism from HDN’s Key Correspondents. This month Margret Masanga-John interviews a grandmother living with HIV in her native Zimbabwe, reflecting on the need for greater female empowerment.

  • Alliance links human rights and HIV at EU hearing

    02 Feb 2009

    Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Alvaro Bermejo, addressed a hearing on HIV and human rights at the European Parliament on 11 December. He and other speakers called on the European Union (EU) to strengthen links between human rights and the international response to AIDS.

  • Food support programme helps mitigate the impact of HIV in Cambodia

    31 Jan 2009

    The findings of a new report have highlighted the positive impact that the Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA) integrated food support and home based care programme is having on people with HIV and orphans and vulnerable children.

  • Time for hope. Time for change.

    19 Jan 2009

    The Alliance congratulates Barak Obama on the occasion of his inauguration as 44th President of the United States and looks forward to working with his new administration to turn the tide in the global AIDS pandemic.

  • Alliance members win awards at ICASA 2008

    18 Dec 2008

    Alliance members won several awards at the 15th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), held in Dakar, Senegal on 3-7 December.

  • Going for goals

    17 Dec 2008

    As the global economic situation worsens there is a strong possibility that developed countries will fail to meet their commitment to providing 0.7% GDP in overseas aid and more developing countries will spiral into greater debt and poverty.