European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Place Raymond Blyckaerts, 13
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Country: Belgium
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.eatg.org/home.php
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
Short description:
The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is a European network of nationally-based activists. As a European patient-led advocacy organisation, it has been at the forefront of the development of the civil society response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe. It represents and defends the treatment-related interests of people living with HIV and AIDS. EATG is a voluntary organisation made up of 97 members from over 30 different European countries.
Aims:
1. To enable people with HIV or at risk of HIV infection and their supporters to significantly influence the development, testing and approving of HIV treatments.
2. To advocate for the best practices of care and treatment.
3. To advocate for rapidly available existing and new HIV treatment.
4. To promote the access of the latest available information about treatment legislation for patients, health care providers as well as policy makers.
5. To influence changes in legislation and patent law in order to support the lowest achievable cost for HIV treatment, including the support for generic medicine.
6. To monitor the changes in Health care systems and policies to ensure the rights and the quality of services influence positively the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.
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