Two separate pre-conference events will be held ahead of AIDS 2012 in Washington this July: a two-day conference focused on people living with HIV and a day-long conference on men who have sex with men. Further details for both are below.
Registration is currently open for LIVING 2012, the 13th International Conference of people living with HIV. The event will be held on July 19 and 20, 2012, in Washington DC, USA. LIVING 2012 is an official pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference AIDS 2012.
The goal of LIVING 2012 is to guide and inform actions and programmes of people living with HIV networks and other stakeholders through an evidence-informed advocacy strategy developed by and for people living with HIV. One of the outcomes will be an updated Global Advocacy Agenda for people living with HIV.
The specific objectives of LIVING 2012 are to:
- Review current and identify new priorities for and by people living with HIV through a consultative process.
- Develop global advocacy strategies by and for people living with HIV.
- Ensure the diverse voices of people living with HIV are highlighted at AIDS 2012 and incorporated into plans and implementation of future work.
- Inform GNP+ and other people living with HIV networks with a set of action plans to implement the people living with HIV advocacy strategies.
You can learn more about LIVING 2012 and register for the event at their website at www.living2012.org.
The MSM Pre-Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 21st, will provide a platform for up to 500 participants to exchange the most recent research, best practices, and advocacy strategies that advance the overall goal of universal access for men who have sex with men. The event will also include networking opportunities and skills building sessions focused on the changing research, programmatic, and policy landscapes in the AIDS sector.
Click the following link to register for the event and obtain an invitation letter for visa purposes if necessary: www.msmgf.org/aids2012.
In order to register for the MSM Pre-Conference, you must log in as a member of the MSMGF website. If you are not yet a member, you can sign-up at http://www.msmgf.org/index.cfm/id/1/.
Links to scholarship applications for air travel and hotel accommodations will be made available to participants after registration. The link for scholarship application will appear on the registration confirmation page and in the registration confirmation email.
All inquiries should be directed to [email protected].