This year the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), a biennial gathering for those working in the field of HIV, including policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the epidemic, is being held in Durban, South Africa.
Dispatches from Durban
- Reflections from Durban: Day 6 at 2016
- Respect the Data, Respect the People: Day 5 at AIDS 2016
- I Bleed, I Rise: Day 4 at AIDS 2016
- The Vagina Dialogues – Day 3 at AIDS 2016
- Long Waits and Long Queues: Hurry Up! – Day 2 at AIDS 2016
- Magical Thinking and Surge Pricing: AIDS 2016 update—Day 1
- Join AVAC at these AIDS 2016 Prevention Sessions
- Be Heard: A preview of prevention activism in Durban
- Preparing for Durban
AVAC Staffer Micheal Ighodaro’s Plenary Speech
“The people who talk about leaving no one behind ask people like me to be polite, to stay calm, to grieve quietly, while my brothers and sisters are dying or imprisoned. Our bodies are seen as an abomination or deserving of HIV—and you still want to know the source of my rage. I cannot decorate this pain for you, I cannot make a beautiful homage, and I cannot invoke hope and prayers. I cannot smile. I need to see action now, today…”
Micheal Ighodaro, Plenary Speech, July 20, International AIDS Conference 2016. Watch.
Prevention at AIDS2016
Research Literacy Networking Zone
AVAC, in partnership with IRMA, NHVMAS, TAG, WACI Health and WRHI, is excited to host the first-ever Research Literacy Networking Zone (Booth 606 in the Global Village) at AIDS 2016. The RLNZ brings together conference delegates and local community members to network and discuss ongoing and planned HIV prevention, cure research and the rollout of new interventions. Click here for all the details!
AIDS 2016 Roadmap
AVAC @ AIDS 2016
For a full accounting of what AVAC is up to in Durban (pre-conference activities, satellite sessions, abstracts, workshops, etc.), download this PDF.
Monday, July 18
- Vaccines are Needed to Conclusively End HIV/AIDS and TB, 8:00-10:00, Session Room 8
- Lived Realities, Imagined Futures: Meeting the HIV prevention needs of African gay men, 10:15-12:15, Session Room 5
- Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as Primary HIV Prevention: Maximizing our investment and considerations for sustainability, 10:15-12:15, Session Room 11
- What Will it Take to Reach the Fast Track Prevention Targets: What, who and how, 14:45-16:45, Session Room 5
- HIV Prevention for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women: Long overdue. But is it time to deliver? 14:45-16:45, Session Room 12