Mission of WAVE’s is to create general awareness and promotion for the welfare of HIV positive women in all parts of the Europe. WAVE will ensure that HIV carrying women have equal access to the care, excellence of standards of care as well as to deliver and support the educational programs that educate women about their rights.
Guidelines for the treatment of HIV: EASC has come up with several procedures and guidelines for the treatment of adults around Europe infected with HIV. The English version is updated on a regular basis and is updated by the guideline panels. Major update is published on annual basis and then it is translated into several other languages, so that more and more people get the opportunity to understand it.
Educational programmes by WAVE: Training and education of the next generation researchers as well as clinicians is one of the activities that are being carried out under the banner of WAVE. These educational programs are usually funded by the society itself. Industry partners offer the additional sponsorship. It is worth stating here that sponsors do not have any kind of influence on these educational programs. Also they do not interfere or influence the other activities conducted by the society.
These educational programs include the following: Advanced HIV course: It provides an opportunity to exchange the ideas and practical things creating an international network. The course is offered for over three days. Focus of the course is towards anti-retroviral therapy and care for the people living with AIDS/HIV. Maximum 50 participants can be enrolled in this course. Eligibility criteria to be registered in this course are as follows:
• Be a clinician or physician working in infectious diseases and / or HIV
• Eligible for a Schengen visa
European Clinical Research Course: This course translates the clinical observations into research questions. These can be then developed into viable research projects that compete for the research grants. The first European Clinical Research Course was held in Zagreb, Croatia in 2011 and maximum 30 participants can be enrolled in this program. Interested candidates need to be clinical scientists or physicians working in infectious diseases and/or HIV. These participants may apply for the advanced course as well.
Medical exchange program: This program is based on research or clinical project that is relevant to the field of co-infections/HIV. This program is project based and runs over the time period of 4 to 12 months in selected clinical centres in Europe. Funding is allocated according to the duration of the project and ample amount is given to support the project in every manner. Eligibility criteria to apply for this course are as follows:
• Be a clinical scientist / physician who works in infectious diseases and/or HIV
• Holds an EASC membership
• 35 years or lesser in age
• Eligible or have work visa in the host institution
People had no clear idea about how and where HIV originated from. People knowing to carry HIV were considered to be a threat. They were evicted from their homes, fired from jobs, and even not allowed to socialise. When things went worst, serious government authorities and other people took notice and started working to protect the people carrying HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases. Things are much better today but people are not very open and confident to talk about these ailments. If you are willing to read more about such things, you must read about infectious diseases like Hepatitis and HIV.