23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)
The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on July 23-27, 2018. The International AIDS Conference is held every two years and is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. Gathering more than 15,000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers and advocates, it is a unique forum that intersects science, advocacy and human rights.
The theme of #AIDS2018 is Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing. AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responses that are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities — including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people — and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.
Are you attending? Look out for this poster related to ASSIST's work in Botswana:
- Communities in the lead: The Botswana experience with community-led health improvement to achieve epidemic HIV control
Kesa Dikgole and Cecil Haverkamp