We work from the Community in the response to the HIV epidemic

Corporación Kimirina is a community organization specialized in the response to the HIV epidemic, which, living up to its name "working together for a purpose", is a group of actors who have successfully complemented technical knowledge, transparent management and political commitment in order to achieve a fair and equitable society, in which people with vulnerabilities due to situations of stigma and discrimination or traditionally excluded have a central role in decisions for action, as key populations against HIV.

The platform of the Americas and the Caribbean of Coalition Plus, whose headquarters is Kimirina, organized a regional consultation from May 27 to 29, in conjunction with the International Coalition for Treatment Preparation in Latin America and the Caribbean (ITPC-LATCA), both networks, concerned to learn from the perspective of the response of civil society on the situation in our different countries on access to ARVs and social security systems.

Supported by a common concern about social security, as an instance that has demonstrated shortcomings in the provision of ART and in adequate clinical monitoring of PLWHA affiliated to its system in most countries, such aspects, and in times of epidemic of coronavirus, people living with HIV and those affected by this virus, these circumstances, have deepened the conditions of social vulnerability, inequity and potential disrespect or directly violation of their human rights.

Indetectable igual Intransmisible

NIAID celebrates a critical step toward expanding HIV prevention options for women.

Today, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that it has adopted a positive scientific opinion on dapivirine vaginal ring for use by cisgender women 18 years of age and older in developing countries to reduce their risk of HIV infection. This milestone marks an important step towards expanding the number of biomedical HIV prevention options available to women in sub-Saharan Africa, who are among those most affected by the HIV epidemic. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, thanks and congratulates everyone who led, carried out, and participated in the research that led to positive opinion.

Indetectable igual Intransmisible

Studies presented at the conference reflected the existence of different levels of awareness and acceptance of the message "Undetectable = Intransmittable" or "I = I", despite the conclusive finding that people who have undetectable viral load thanks to antiretroviral treatment cannot transmit HIV during sexual intercourse.

The community campaign to spread the I = I message was launched in 2016 by activists and researchers from New York City (USA) and since then it has expanded to involve more than 1,000 organizations in 100 countries around the world. .

The conference explained that the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the country's community leaders have embraced the I = I message as a central component of efforts to prevent HIV, informing people with HIV of the importance of I = I. , to young gay men, bisexuals and other men who have sex with men (GBHSH), to health professionals and to the public through advertising campaigns adapted to each niche of the population. More than 95% of people on antiretroviral treatment now have an undetectable viral load.

The conclusions of an international survey reveal that the measures adopted in response to COVID-19 have had a significant impact on the health and economic security of some of the people in the LGBT community surveyed.

UNAIDS 'Erik Lamontagne presented the data during the XXIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual), which was held virtually last week.

The survey was conducted between mid-April and mid-May through social media and dating sites geared towards the LGTB community. More than 20,000 people from this group, from almost 140 countries, responded to it. Three quarters of the people surveyed were partially or totally confined to their homes at the time.

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only improves the health and prolongs the lives of people with HIV; It also plays an important role in HIV prevention.

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