In July 2018, partners from across the Alliance will be at the International AIDS conference in Amsterdam to focus on improving access for young people to strategic platforms in the HIV response.

Globally, key targets on HIV prevention will be missed if the current rate of progress is maintained, and during the conference, we will host an interactive panel debate on the progress made on the HIV Prevention 2020 Road Map and the critical role of communities in achieving the global targets.

Our AIDS 2018 campaign ‘Fresh Voices, Making Choices’ is a rallying call for renewed investment in community-led action to open up decision-making spaces to adolescents and young people. This includes those from key population groups living with and affected by HIV, including people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, gay men and transgender people.

If you are heading to the conference, you can find key session dates for your diary below. And whether you will be at the conference in person, or following it remotely, you can access practical resources developed with communities, with more visual content to come.

Join the campaign on social media using #WeAreREADY to show your commitment to bringing new voices to the HIV response.

Join our flagship events at AIDS 2018

Communities have a critical role to play in achieving global HIV prevention targets. That’s why our flagship events are focused on civil society and the political and legal barriers to successful HIV prevention. In our first event – together with law enforcement, public health leaders and civil society activists – we’ll discuss how to collaborate to best reach key populations with HIV prevention services. In our second event, in response to UNAIDS’ report on the 2020 Prevention Road Map, we’ll discuss progress made towards achieving the targets in priority countries. See below for more information.
24 jul 1  stay informed

Law enforcement, public health, and civil society working together for HIV prevention

18:30 - 22.00 at Rosarium, Amstelpark 1, Europaboulevard, 1083 HZ

25 jul 1  stay informed

HIV prevention targets 2020 - A fast track to where?

18:30 - 22.00 at Rosarium, Amstelpark 1, Europaboulevard, 1083 HZ. Panellists include: Rachel Baggaley, Coordinator of HIV Testing and Prevention, WHO / Nuduku Kilonzo, Executive Director, National Aids Control Council (NACC) of Kenya / Annah Sango, National Coordinator, Zimbabwe Young Positives (ZY+) & READY to Lead / Grace Kumwenda, Programme Manager, PAKACHERE, Malawi / Josephine Dominic, Legal Officer, Bar Hostess Empowerment & Support Programme (BHESP), Kenya / Christine Stegling, Executive Director, International HIV AIDS Alliance

Join these other key AIDS 2018 events

Alongside our flagship events, the Alliance is co-sponsoring conferences, as well as moderating, speaking and facilitating a broad range of workshops. Please see below for a list of our key engagements.
22 jul 1  stay informed

Out With It: Community Solutions for the Sexual Health and Rights of Young Gay and Bisexual Men (Sponsored by the Alliance)

08:30 – 20:00 at KIT, Royal Tropical Institute, 63 Mauritskade, 1092 AD Amsterdam

23 jul 1  stay informed

22nd International AIDS Conference Opening Ceremony – Speaker: J. Kerboghossian, Y+ (READY+)

14:45 – 16:45 at E102

23 jul 1  stay informed

Youth Stop AIDS Speaker Tour

08:45 - 09:30 - Main stage

24 jul 1  stay informed

Peer Power – What makes peer-to-peer support in promoting health & wellbeing of adolescents & young people living with HIV? (Facilitators: Moses Bwire, PEERU (READY Teens); Nadège Uwase, AY+, PATA (Peers to Zero)

11:00 - 12:00 at PLHIV Networking Zone – Global Village Booth 501

24 jul 1  stay informed

Re-imagining the Global Health Architecture – by STOPAIDS

11:00-12:15 at GFAN Networking Zone

24 jul 1  stay informed

Meet the Reps – by STOPAIDS

14:45-16:00 at GFAN Networking Zone

24 jul 1  stay informed

Designing an Ideal Roadmap to Improve Access to Medicines – by STOPAIDS

16:00-17:30 at Global Village, Treatment Networking Zone

26 jul 1  stay informed

Discussion on Indonesia and UHC HIV initial findings

16:30-18:00 at Spaces Zuidas, Barbara Strozzilaan 101, 1083 HN Amsterdam

26 jul 1  stay informed

Broaden the space for civil society to ending AIDS - Alliance Secretariat and Aidsfonds (PITCH)

17:15 – 22:00 at the Rosaruim, Amstelpark 1, Europaboulevard, 1083 HZ

Resources for AIDS 2018