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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 Africa gathered in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Shrinking space for civil society and key populations As someone ......

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. I’m in Abidjan to attend ......

My daughter – my motivation

Because I have a wonderful daughter of almost two, I’m more motivated than ever to continue my work for Real People Real Vision. Everything has changed since she is born. I’m even more occupied with my health and accessibility to HIV medicines than before. Now there is a person I ......

The medicines saved my life

My name is Jonah and I live in Uganda with my two children. After I was diagnosed with HIV, I faced many challenges. It isn’t always easy to get access to treatment. I got HIV when I was only 15 years old and still in school. For a long time ......