From 23 - 27 July, AIDS 2018 will take place in Amsterdam. Started in 1985, this is the 22nd year of the International Conference which brings together leaders in science, philanthropy, advocacy and human rights to address the most pressing issues that are currently being faced in the treatment and prevention of HIV across the globe.
The theme of the conference this year is Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges. There will be a special focus on the needs of key populations who face increased risk, with an emphasis on promoting human rights focused and evidence-informed responses to HIV.
As part of the programme, AIDS 2018 has created a Global Village where a special Youth Programme will take place. Emphasising the importance of young people’s involvement in the conversation around AIDs and the future social and medical treatment, the Youth Programme will include scientific workshops, panel discussions, live performances and film screenings, networking opportunities
Today at 13:00 CET, Charlize Theron (Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project) and Quinn Tivey (The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation) will host a session called #PassTheMic: Meaningful youth participation in the fight against HIV. We are excited that one of our supporters for Project Insaka, the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation will participate in the conversation with their youth delegates. On Twitter the conversation will be open to questions and thoughts about young people and HIV. Use #PassTheMic to submit and they may be featured.
Offering a more interactive approach to the conference, many of the conference’s key events are available to livestream. To watch #PassTheMic and other latest events, click here: http://www.aids2018.org/Live
Published on: 23-07-2018