Russian Ministry of Health hides HIV mortality statistics

Sasha Levin - ENPUD In 2018, more than 20,000 people in Russia died of AIDS, and this number continues to grow, according to a report published on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. This information is no longer…

Russia leads Europe in the spread of HIV

My name is Sasha Levin, and I live in Russia. I work for the European Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD).

“The AIDS conference made me realise again: only together can we save our lives”

I’m Vielta Parkhomenko, and I live in Ukraine. Fourteen years ago, I became an activist. Before that, I felt like a stranger in this world. Many people stigmatised me for using drugs and being ill. But when I entered ENEY Club, my life drastically…

“Community members brought in useful ideas during AIDS 2018, but I missed support for sharing information after the conference”

My name is Doan Thanh Tung, and I’m the Director of Lighthouse, an organisation by and for LGBT people in Vietnam. Attending the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last July was an amazing experience. For me, this was the second time…

Small Investments With A Big Impact: Mobile ART for People Who Use Drugs in Sindh Province, Pakistan

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This is part 2 of a blog series on innovation. In the first blog Nick Veldwijk, country manager Pakistan & Nepal at alliance partner Mainline explained the basics and the innovative work in Pakistan. In this second episode Nick shares…

The Learning Institute 2018: In unity there is strength!

Judith Kreukels (AFEW International) shares her experience of the Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute 2018. The Learning Institute is an annual event, which brings together country, regional and alliance partners of Bridging the Gaps, to…
Activists from ITPC and their allies demonstrate at ICASA for more affordable access to HIV drug treatment for Algeria

What does ICASA 2017 tell us about what will happen at AIDS 2018?

by Trisa Taro, Program Impact Manager from the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) Last week, at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2017, governments, global institutions, and activists from across…
Karin van der Velde from Aidsfonds and Bob Mwiinga Munyati from AIDS Accountability International at ICASA2017

ICASA for a first-timer

Hi all! I am Karin van der Velde and I work for the sex work team at Aidsfonds and have been doing so since April. That work also involves activities for the Bridging the Gaps programme. This is my first trip abroad since joining Aidsfonds.…
Nick Veldwijk, Country Manager Pakistan & Nepal from Mainline

Innovative approaches to end HIV among key populations

This is part 1 of a blog series on innovation. In this first episode Nick Veldwijk, Country Manager Pakistan & Nepal at alliance partner Mainline explains the basics and the innovative work in Pakistan. If you thought I would present an…

Sex Work Partner Event: Stealing lessons for an utopian future Zimbabwe

My name is Felicity Sibindi and I work for the Sexual Rights Centre (SRC) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The Sexual Rights Centre is a key population-led organisation that focuses on realising the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex…

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