HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know

Symptoms, causes, treatments, testing, and other important info about HIV/AIDS.

“The reality is that HIV is a complex illness. It’s a biological disease (a virus), but it has social and cultural causes — as well as social and cultural impacts. When people talk about HIV, it’s hard to talk about any one of these aspects without bringing up all of them.” produced a helpful primer on the different aspects of HIV and how they interact. The Primer explains clearly what HIV is, how HIV can go from one person to another, the difference between HIV and AIDS, prevention, testing, and much more. is a leading authority on and has acted as an essential resource for the HIV/AIDS community for over 20 years. HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know is an in-depth article for those recently diagnosed with or interested in learning more about HIV.

Action plan to reverse destructive HIV financing trends in middle-income countries

This action plan was developed following a series of discussions held in New York, Durban and
Amsterdam. For the Amsterdam meeting, held at the end of October 2016, International Civil Society
Support (ICSS) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) organized a gathering of 35 advocates from
around the world to discuss the need for and methods to coordinate advocacy, capacity-building and
communications efforts to address the funding crisis in middle-income countries. This document is a
result of those discussions and the background documents that informed them. The Amsterdam meeting
agenda and the participants list are included in this document as Annex 2 and Annex 3, respectively. Read more

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. (

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 (, 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 Annual Reports

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