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  • The Global HIV Community is Getting a Divorce

    The breaking point has been reached. After months of activism that has failed to convince the International AIDS Society (IAS) to withdraw their “AIDS2020” conference from San Francisco, activists have now announced an alternative conference, “HIV2020,” to be held in Mexico City at the same time as AIDS2020.

    13 hours ago | My Fabulous Disease
  • HIV Activists Announce Alternative 2020 Conference in Mexico City

    An alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organize an international community-led conference titled HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response. The event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8 of 2020, and will run concurrently with the 2020 International AIDS Conference which is happening in the United States. The HIV2020 Alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not attend AIDS2020 due to discriminatory U.S. immigration and travel policies directed to people from Muslim, African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, people who use drugs, sex workers, and transgender people.

    10 December 2018 | HIV2020 Alliance
  • HIV 2020 - Community Reclaiming the Global Response

    An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event. Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not enter the U.S. in 2020 or who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. It will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.

    10 December 2018 | HIV2020.org
  • An Open Letter From Your AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

    A response to activists and organizations demanding AIDS 2020 be moved off U.S. soil.

    29 October 2018 | Poz
  • Treating Resistant HIV, Patient-Centered Care at HIV Glasgow

    GLASGOW — People whose HIV cannot be suppressed with current treatments will be in the spotlight here at HIV Drug Therapy 2018.

    23 October 2018 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • Leadership Co-chairs for the 23rd International AIDS Conference announced

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced that Ms Cynthia Carey-Grant and Dr Monica Gandhi will serve as the Local Co-chairs for the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). Ms Carey-Grant is a long-time women’s health advocate based in Oakland, and Dr Gandhi is an HIV researcher at the University of California, San Francisco.

    02 October 2018 | International AIDS Society
  • Open letter re exclusion of naloxone at AIDS 2018

    INPUD - alongside numerous other drug user networks and harm reduction organisations - have written to the Responsible Alderman for Health Care (Wethouder) Ms. Kukenheim, emphasising we are deeply concerned by the decision of International AIDS Society (IAS) and the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD, Amsterdam) to exclude naloxone as a component of harm reduction services at AIDS 2018.

    29 June 2018 | INPUD
  • HIV Conferences – What use are they and how much do they cost?

    The core question remains, if key groups cannot attend, who is this conference for?

    11 April 2018 | Poz
  • Hosting AIDS 2020

    It is always the International AIDS Society's preference to represent different geographies in hosting the International AIDS Conference. For many years, we were fortunate to identify willing government and community partners in resource-limited settings that allowed us to host the meeting while maintaining our commitment to access for people around the globe. For AIDS 2020, only cities in the global North completed a bid application. Even after direct engagement from IAS staff and site visits to potential hosts in the global South, we did not receive any applications.

    14 March 2018 | AIDS 2020
  • San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). This is 30 years after the event was held there at the height of the epidemic in the United States. AIDS 2020 will take place on 6-10 July 2020 and is expected to bring together more than 15,000 participants from around the world.

    13 March 2018 | International AIDS Society
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