GNP+ applauds choice of Amsterdam as site of the International AIDS Conference in July 2018

12 December 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is delighted with the decision of the International AIDS Society (IAS), who announced today that the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands would host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) from 22-28 July 2018.

ИНФОРМАЦИОННЫИ БЮЛЛЕТЕНЬ: Начало реализации Новои модели финансирования


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Implementación del Nuevo Modelo de Financiamiento


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Mise en œuvre du nouveau modèle de financement


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ICASO New Funding Model Roll Out


This is a resource book for Global Fund applicants and action steps for civil society. It provides information and practical guidance for civil society organizations and key population networks on the roll out of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model.

You can download this 4 page document above. This resource is in English.

Sex worker living with HIV targeted in Bolivia: worrying trend evident

A sex worker living with HIV in Bolivia has been sentenced to house arrest, due to her job and sero-status. A spokeswoman from a local sex worker-led organisation, said, "Confidentiality was violated and this is a case of discrimination. Moreover ...  we get no help at all, not even counselling”, noting  "[the woman in the case] didn’t know anything about HIV. She agreed to have a rapid test but was surprised by the result."

NSWP launches a new listserv to communicate issues around NSWP+

NSWP+ now has a listserv! NSWP+ is a platform for HIV positive sex workers and people committed to treatment access and equal rights for sex workers living with HIV. We have launched this special platform within NSWP to campaign for the rights of HIV positive sex workers and to bring our issues, alongside the energy and glamour of the sex worker movement, to the wider treatment activist movement.File 1115


Health service barriers to HIV treatment for sex workers in Zimbabwe


This study can be used as evidence of the need for governments and health programmes to take the needs and rights of sex workers living with HIV on board!

Although disproportionately affected by HIV, sex workers remain neglected by efforts to expand access to ART. In Zimbabwe, this qualitative research study was carried out to determine some of the reasons sex workers take up HIV referrals and ART initiation.

Human Rights Watch calls for repeal of forcible medical testing and discrimination in Greece

Human Rights Watch released a report on July 4, condemning the use of mandatory health examinations, isolation, and compulsory treatment in Greece, which has been reinstated into law on July 26, upon reappointment of Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Health Regulation No. GY/39A, “Amendments that Concern the Restriction of Transmission of Infectious Diseases,” permits police to detain people without due process for the testing of HIV and other diseases of public health importance, focusing on certain priority groups, including anyone suspected of being a sex worker, intravenous drug users, undocumented migrants, and anyone living without “minimum standards” of hygiene, such as the homeless.

Since the bill was first introduced in April 2012, until April of this year when it was temporarily repealed, dozens of women suspected of being sex workers were forced to take HIV tests. When found positive, they were charged with the felony of “intentional grievous bodily harm,” or “attempted bodily harm” for having unprotected sex with customers.  The police and media published their photographs, HIV status, and personal information, and detained many of these women for months while they awaited trial. In March 2013, almost a full year after the crackdown, the last five of these women were acquitted by the courts, which found “no strong evidence” for charges of intentional harm.

UNDP launches e-discussion on "The Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Taking the Commission's Recommendations Forward

The UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law is encouraging people to participate in a public e-discussion entitled "Taking the Commission's Recommendations Forward," from June 27th until July 25th, which is being launched by the United Nations Development Programme: here.

Below is the initial launch message.