CAN attended the the 2012 International AIDS Conference (IAC) between 22nd-27th July in Washington DC. The IAC occurs every two years and brings together thousands of people working in the HIV and AIDS field. The conference theme, “Turning the Tide Together”, reflects a unique moment in time, emphasizing that the HIV epidemic has reached a defining moment. By acting decisively on recent scientific advances in HIV treatment and biomedical prevention, the momentum for a cure, and the continuing evidence of the ability to scale-up key interventions in the most-needed settings, we now have the potential to end the HIV epidemic.
The Caregivers Action Network, the Worldwide Palliative Care Association and the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development convened a number of jooint events and activties at the conference:
The Netwroking Zone
The Caregivers Zone, situated in the Global Village, was jointly organised by The Caregivers Action Network and the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development. The Caregivers Zone provided a platform for the co-hosts collective memberships of close to 1000 organisations and individuals to advocate for increased focus on care and support and the contribution of caregivers.
The objectives of the Networking Zone were to:
The programme of events in the Caregivers Networking Zone
Download the Caregivers Networking Zone Programme
The Zone area was jointly shared with the Faith Zone – find out more about the Faith Zone programme here. In addition to the seperate activties, there were joint sessions which focused specifically on caregivers and faith, such as the joint panel which took place on Tuesday July 24th looking at the interplay of care and support and faith.
International AIDS Conference Resources
The Caregivers Networking Zone Programme for the International AIDS Conference lists the sessions which took place at the Caregivers Zone.
Caregivers Action Network Messages