While important progress has been made in the global response to HIV/AIDS in Europe, the WHO European region – and in particular Eastern Europe – now has the fastest growing HIV epidemic globally. At the same time, people living with HIV are living longer, which has created new challenges relating to the prevention, treatment, and management of comorbidities (co-existing medical conditions) as well as health-related quality of life.
December 2016HIV Outcomes is launched
HIV Outcomes began its journey by bringing together patient organisations, medical professionals, academics, public institutions and the private sector to align on a new policy and clinical agenda to address the crucial unmet needs of people living with HIV – to ensure that they can live longer in good health, and participate fully in society. The initiative was formally launched in December 2016 with support from cross-party members of the European Parliament.
2017Launch of Recommendations
HIV Outcomes launched recommendations in the European Parliament on the long-term health, well-being and chronic care of people living with HIV with cross-party support at the European Parliament from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the European People’s Party and the Socialists and Democrats as well as former European Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis. The recommendations are the outcome of a year-long collaborative process to capture the perspectives and expertise of people living with HIV, clinicians, public health professionals, and the wider HIV community.
July 2017International AIDS Society Conference
We attended the International AIDS Society conference in Paris.