A ground-breaking, community-based Canadian study exploring the relationship between housing and health for people living with HIV has been honoured with the second Robert Carr Research Award. Positive Spaces Healthy Places: HIV, Housing and Health Research in Action – a 10-year longitudinal study – documented the impact of housing on both the physical and mental health-related quality of life for people living with HIV. Read the complete press release here.… Read more
The following is the text and list of signatories the civil society response to the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, which was adopted in June 2016 at the High Level Meeting.
Civil Society and Communities Declaration to End HIV: Human Rights Must Come First
Recognizing the urgent need for strong, forward-thinking action, and evidence-informed, rights-based, well-resourced, community-led HIV responses, civil society emphatically call for a more progressive vision in the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. It is toward this goal that we, the undersigned civil society advocates and organizations, engage with the process of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS in good faith and with hope for ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. We seek to align the HIV response to the 2030 Agenda, and were encouraged by the initial (zero) draft of the Political Declaration, and to that end commend the co-facilitators (H.E.… Read more
ICASO is pleased to announce the launch of our AIDS 2016 community guide in partnership with ICAD, and as an important way to mark World AIDS Day and link to the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
As a gateway to AIDS 2016, the site is tailored for communities and individuals around the world who are interested in learning about or planning to attend the conference that will take place in Durban, South Africa in July 2016.… Read more
A community-driven guide to meaningful involvement in national responses to HIV
Working Together is a guide to increase and improve the meaningful involvement of the community sector in all aspects of national responses to HIV, with an emphasis on national planning and decision-making processes.… Read more
After the Concept Note: Opportunities for Civil Society Communities to Engage in the Global Fund Grant-making Process
The new funding model (NFM) announced by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in 2014 introduced a number of changes to improve the way that grants are developed and approved.… Read more