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TAG's staff and Board of Directors are at a loss for words following today's tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, made all the more horrific by the reported loss of several HIV/AIDS researchers, civil society staffers, and other community leaders en route to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, and colleagues of all 298 passengers and crew who perished.  

"Unfortunately, scientists can't just stay scientists. Their resources and skills are needed to mobilize treatments on a global scale.

1st Hepatitis C Virus World Community Advisory Board Report

PILLS COST PENNIES,
GREED COSTS LIVES

July 14, 2014

By Odilon Couzin and Karyn Kaplan

About the Hepatitis C Virus World Community Advisory Board

Since the early years of the AIDS epidemic, people living with HIV/AIDS and their allies have organized their communities and met with drug companies, researchers, and government regulators to influence clinical trials design, policy, drug pricing, and access to treatment.

2013 Annual Report

July 11, 2014

Dear Friends of TAG,

As a new board member of Treatment Action Group (TAG), I want to start by expressing my gratitude. Whether you are a new or a long-time donor, thank you for supporting TAG. Thank you for enabling TAG to fight for better treatment and for better diagnostics for HIV while tracking and demanding efforts to develop a vaccine and a cure for HIV.

TAG Calls on Governor to Expeditiously Appoint a High-Level Task Force to Develop Blueprint to End AIDS Deaths and Halt New HIV Infections

CONTACT
Mark Harrington, Executive Director
Tim Horn, HIV Project Director
212-253-7922

New York, New York– Treatment Action Group (TAG) applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his full support of a historic community-developed plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020, as announced this morning by the Governor’s office and reported in today’s edition of the New York Times (“Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic,” Anemona Hartocollis,

Governor Cuomo Makes History by Committing New York State to Ending AIDS

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:02

By Charles King, Co-founder, President, and CEO, Housing Works; and Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group

Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made history by committing New York State to ending AIDS as an epidemic within the next decade.

New York – which has been the epicenter of the nation’s HIV epidemic since the beginning, now becomes the first jurisdiction anywhere in the world to launch an effort to end our AIDS epidemic, even without a cure, by stopping deaths from HIV disease and eliminating new HIV infections.

The Governor’s announcement builds on recent

Treatment Action Group Commends Governor Cuomo for Launching Historic New York State Plan to End AIDS

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:50

TAG Calls on Governor to Expeditiously Appoint a High-Level Task Force to Develop Blueprint to End AIDS Deaths and Halt New HIV Infections

CONTACT
Mark Harrington, Executive Director
Tim Horn, HIV Project Director
212-253-7922

New York, New York– Treatment Action Group (TAG) applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his full support of a historic community-developed plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020, as announced this morning by the Governor’s office and reported in today’s edition of the New York Times (“Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic,” Anemona Hartocollis,

New Infections on the Rise in Key Subpopulations, Despite Options for Prevention

FOR RELEASE MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
Press Contact: Jennifer Avril, ACT UP NY
jen@avrilconsulting.com
(917) 982-9012

JUNE 9, 2014 – ATLANTA, GA – The number of new cases of HIV in the US overall has held steady for the past decade at 50,000 per year. But this doesn’t mean that the HIV epidemic has steadied. Since 1993, new cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women have been on the rise. According to numerous local and national studies, they’ve spiked.

An Activist's Guide to TB Drugs

May 29, 2014

By Lindsay McKenna, Audrey Zhang, and Erica Lessem
 

Introduction

Tuberculosis (TB) has been curable for decades, but a rise in the number of people living with MDRTB and TB/HIV coinfection challenges global targets of zero TB deaths, new infections, suffering, and stigma. Although TB and the people it affects have changed over the years, for the most part the drugs used against it have not.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2014 – Geneva

Contacts:
Ms. Chloé Forette, Médecins du Monde, +33-609-537-369  (France)
Ms. Karyn Kaplan, Treatment Action Group, +1-646-316-8979 (United States)

Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2014 —Today, four years after introducing its first viral hepatitis resolution, the World Health Assembly (WHA)—the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO)—passed the Hepatitis Resolution, which commits the WHO and United Nations (UN) member states to urgent action to address the global hepatitis pandemic, including that of hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Globally,

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