人権、完治戦略などを重視 国際エイズ学会(IAS)2010年版年次報告書


英文は http://www.iasociety.org/Web/WebContent/File/2010_Annual_Report_Press_Release.pdf

【2011年9月6日 スイス・ジュネーブ】国際エイズ学会(IAS)の2010年版年次報告書は、世界経済危機が続き、ここ数年で初めて世界のHIV対策資金が減少し、HIV治療、予防、ケアへのユニバーサルアクセスの実現も脅かされるという試練の年、2010年にIASが行った活動を記録している。

 2010年はまた、IASの変革の年でもあった。IAS 運営協議会(Governing Council)ハイレベル会合を頂点とする集中的な討議の末、2010-2014年の新戦略計画が採択された。新たな戦略方針の最初の一歩として、IASは、HIV完治(cure)、薬物政策、社会・政治科学と人権を優先的に取り組む分野とすることを決定した。また、ベルトラント・オードワン氏を新事務局長に任命した。


 人権にはオーストリアのウィーンで開かれた第18回国際エイズ会議(AIDS2010)でも非常に重視されている。会議のテーマ「Rights Here, Right Now(いまここでこそ人権を)」はHIVに感染した人、およびHIVとエイズの流行に影響を受けている人たちの人権を守れなければ、予防、治療、ケアのサービスへのアクセスは阻まれてしまうことを強調している。






2010 Annual Report highlights achievements of AIDS 2010 and embarks on new strategic plan for the IAS

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The 2010 IAS Annual Report documents the activities undertaken by the IAS in 2010, a challenging year marked by a continuing severe global economic crisis that caused, for the first time in years, a worldwide reduction in HIV funding, a reduction that could threaten universal access to HIV treatment, prevention and care.

2010 was also a year of change for the IAS. After extensive global consultations culminating in a high level meeting of the IAS Governing Council a new strategic plan for 2010 – 2014 was adopted. As one of the first steps in the new strategic direction, the IAS decided to prioritise the following policy areas: HIV cure, drug policy, social and political science and human rights. Also, the year ended with the appointment of Mr. Bertrand Audoin as the IAS’s new Executive Director.

In March 2010 the IAS launched the Universal Access Now Campaign to ensure that HIV remained part of the global agenda even in a difficult economic climate and to urge world leaders to take action and fulfill their financial commitments to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Human rights was the key focus of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) held in Vienna, Austria; the theme Rights Here, Right Now focused attention on the fact that failure to promote and protect the human rights of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS is a major contributor to their lack of access to prevention, treatment and care services.

In addition, the launch of the Vienna Declaration at AIDS 2010, a global call to action for science based drug policies, has strengthened the IAS drug policy work by challenging illicit drug policies and advocating for the human rights of people who use drugs.

The conference attracted 19,300 participants, including 16,012 delegates from 197 countries and more than 1,200 media representatives; according to the Evaluation Report, AIDS 2010 has been considered by many delegates the best International AIDS Conference ever in terms of the scientific programme content and logistics.

Among the scientific highlights of AIDS 2010 CAPRISA 004, the first trial demonstrating that a vaginal microbicide can lower the risk of HIV acquisition, stands out. This tool, by placing the power to control HIV prevention in the hands of women, could help to empower them and, eventually, to change the course of the epidemic.

Another milestone in the response to HIV/AIDS was represented by the workshop Towards a Cure: HIV Reservoirs and Strategies to Control Them. The workshop reflected a renewed optimism in a potential HIV cure due to scientific findings; IAS President-Elect Françoise Barré-Sinoussi proposed that research should focus on “efforts aimed at achieving a functional cure rather than trying to achieve a sterilizing cure”. Given the interest in the potential for an HIV cure, the IAS, under the direction of Professor Barré-Sinoussi, will guide the development of a global scientific strategy Towards an HIV Cure.

In 2010 the IAS increased its contribution to HIV research capacity through more activities of the IAS-Industry Liaison Forum (ILF), the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), that registered an increment rise of 21% of article submissions, the International Scholarship Programme (900 scholarships were offered for AIDS 2010) and the Awards, Fellowships and Grants. Finally membership of the IAS has increased significantly, rising to more than 16,000, giving the IAS a diverse and global membership committed to the response to HIV/AIDS.






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