“I’m proud to represent the Alliance in its 20th year and am thrilled that so many of our partners from overseas will be able to join us for this very special occasion. It’s thanks to them that we have managed to make headway in combating HIV, however there’s still a long road ahead.”
In 1994, the Alliance established its first HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Senegal. The organization now works in partnership with national civil society organizations in 40 countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Throughout its history, the Alliance has supported millions of people living with and most affected by HIV. In 2012 the charity reached more than 4.7 million people, including nearly a million with sexual and reproductive health services.
The convention kicks off with a parliamentary reception at the House of Lords, hosted by one of the Alliance’s staunchest supporters, former Health Secretary Lord Fowler.