EACS News

April 12, 2019

Clinical cases on drug-drug interactions in people living with HIV

www.clinicalcasesDDIs.com will be launched mid-May.

 

Use of multiple drugs in addition to antiretroviral treatment (polypharmacy) is getting increasingly common in people living with HIV (PLWH). This is partly due to aging and co-morbidities, but also to the use of other substances that may be included in alternative treatments, supplements, steroids, recreational drugs, etc. 

 

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April 9, 2019

17th European AIDS Conference - 90-90-90 in action!

6 November 2019

 

The 17th European AIDS Conference will be launched at the opening ceremony taking place at the Congress Center Basel on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 17:15-18:45. We are delighted to announce the keynote speakers and the topics which will set the tone of the Conference. Read more

April 2, 2019

Tackling HIV and co-infections in Europe: towards common standards

The EACS Standard of Care meeting final report has been published.

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the few HIV epidemics in the world where HIV incidence is still not decreasing, with significant challenges to achieving linkage to care, a meeting by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) in Bucharest, Romania heard.

Despite the huge disparities in care that were highlighted, the Standard of Care for HIV and Coinfections in Europe 2019 meeting featured discussions that will form the basis of a European-wide exercise to audit HIV centres to a common standard.

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April 2, 2019

17th European AIDS Conference - Sign up early!

Online registration, abstract and clinical cases submission and scholarship applications for the 17th European AIDS Conference are now open. 

Read more and sign up here.

March 11, 2019

Spring European Testing Week

17-24 May 2019

 

The second Spring European Testing Week will take place on 17-24 May 2019. European Testing Week is a European campaign that encourages partner organisations - in community, health care and policy institutions - throughout Europe to unite for one week (during Spring and Autumn) to increase testing efforts and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing. This initiative has progressed since its start in 2013 and has grown to be a widely recognised European event with hundreds of organisations participating every year.
To read more about European Testing Week and to register to participate, visit https://bit.ly/2U2C2oQ
To find your nearest testing centre, use the European Test Finder here: www.aidsmap.com/european-test-finder

 

March 6, 2019

London patient in long-term HIV remission after stem cell transplant

A London man has no remaining detectable HIV a year and a half after undergoing a bone marrow stem cell transplant to treat lymphoma, according to a presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019), taking place this week in Seattle.

Read the full article on aidsmap

February 15, 2019

EACS Medical Exchange Programme - Applications open

14 February - 2 April 2019

 

We are now launching another edition of our Medical Exchange Programme. This programme offers young professionals the opportunity to further their clinical experience within specialised HIV units or to enhance their clinical research skills. It is based on a clinical or research project relevant to the field of HIV/coinfections.

Applications are open until April 2,2019(23:59 CET-Brussels time).

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February 11, 2019

In memoriam of Andrea De Luca

Andrea De Luca just passed away. He was a visionary person, as a clinician, a researcher and a teacher, with an incredible passion for his work and his fellows. He was a real European, not only because of the collaborations, but as a state of mind. His efforts in creating an HIV resistance network explain perfectly is concept of research. He really pursued an idea of science without borders. His utopist idea was to work in developing countries the same way we work in our European countries and with the Dream project he succeeded.  As a human being he was a friend who liked to listen, who was very generous of time and teaching with his fellows and who incredibly loved his children. For all these reasons, what we feel today a profound sense of emptiness. We, as European HIV clinicians, will miss his ideas, his smile and his kindness. 

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Educational Programme

Training and educating the next generation of clinicians and researchers is an EACS core activity.

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EACS Treatment Guidelines updated

The EACS Treatment Guidelines 9.0 and the app are available for free on

Apple Store and Google Play Store

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17th European AIDS Conference

November 6-9, 2019 Basel, Switzerland

Conference website