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ICSS appoints leadership for new project, the Civil Society Sustainability Network

International Civil Society Support (ICSS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rico Gustav to the role of Senior Policy Adviser, Sustainability.

Mr. Gustav will lead on the development of the Civil Society Sustainability Network, which aims to mobilize support for medium and long-term sustainability of HIV- and TB-related programming for civil society and key and vulnerable populations as donors and countries continue to withdraw financial support from middle-income countries.

Activities of the Civil Society Sustainability Network include building and supporting a strong global network of effective advocates with meaningful involvement of those living in the most affected countries and regions, to redefine premature and harmful transitions and to hold all stakeholders to account on responsible transition planning.

Peter van Rooijen, Executive Director at ICSS, said “As a leader with vast experience at national, regional and global level, Rico brings a unique perspective and skillset to the ICSS team and to this important area of work, contributing to comprehensive sustainability frameworks for HIV and TB programmes. We are excited to welcome him on board.”

Rico Gustav will officially commence his new role on 1 June 2017 and can be reached at rg@icssupport.org.

ICSS Strategy

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Men living with HIV in serodiscordant relationships who desire a child/children

Raoul Fransen-dos Santos1§ and Mauro Guarinieri2

§Corresponding author: Raoul Fransen-dos Santos, International Civil Society Support, Eerste Helmersstraat 17-B3, 1054 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 633 318 019. (rf@icssupport.org)

Keywords: HIV; HAART; serodiscordant couples; pregnancy; stigma

Received 14 December 2016; Accepted 27 December 2016; Published 8 March 2017

Copyright: © 2017 Fransen-dos Santos R and Guarinieri M; licensee International AIDS Society. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Fransen-dos Santos R and Guarinieri M. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017, 20(Suppl 1):21749 Read more

ICSS staff publishes in latest Journal of the International AIDS Society

ICSS’s Senior Policy Adviser, Raoul Fransen, has published an article in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. The Viewpoint piece, entitled “Men living with HIV in serodiscordant relationships who desire a child/children”, provides an overview of barriers to men who want children, noting that “[t]reatment access has become a game-changer for many, but societal attitudes and understanding of ‘living with HIV’ in a serodiscordant relationship may take longer to change.” Read more

ICSS Annual Reports

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