30 September 2013
The second report from the monitoring committee on migrant health issues (EMA) conducted by AIDES has been published. It is an update on the situation of migrants regarding residence permits and the news is not good. Before getting into the details contained in this report, it is worth reminding ourselves of some details. In 1996, antiretroviral treatment became... Read more
2 July 2013
"It’s my fault, I’m stupid to have got infected" Of course it isn’t and of course you’re not! If that were true, you’d be as stupid as the thousands of other people who get infected every year, or the 150,000 people living with HIV in France, or the 230,000 living with HBV and the 220,000 living with HCV. These are epidemics... Read more
30 May 2013
The issue of self-testing, or home-testing as it is sometimes called, is not new to the HIV field and AIDES has been called on regularly in recent years to express its opinion both formally and informally on the subject. In accordance with the opinion of AIDES’ board of directors, the latest position put forward was shared with the National AIDS Council (CNS)... Read more
1 December 2016
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is an effective HIV prevention strategy. Several studies[1] have shown the preventive efficacy of Truvada, an HIV antiretroviral drug, in preventing infection by the virus. PrEP is doubly advantageous: it provides individual protection while helping to diminish the dynamic of the HIV epidemic. Although it has been... Read more
28 January 2014
Nous sommes en 2014 et la politique du chiffre fait chaque jour de nouvelles victimes.   Patricia E, ressortissante camerounaise et volontaire à AIDES, vit en Haute Savoie depuis plusieurs années.  Le 19 janvier dernier, alors qu'elle rentrait d'un week-end de formation organisé par AIDES en Avignon, Patricia a... Read more
9 September 2013
At the G20 in Saint-Petersbourg, Vladimir Putin stood out from the crowd by his repressive politics towards defenders of gay people and drug users. What is his objective? To weaken NGOs and in the process minorities who are perceived to be « political enemies »,  with the added risk of worsening the already explosive HIV and hepatitis C... Read more