The theme of the XIX International AIDS Conference, which will take place in Washington, DC, United States from July 22 - 27, "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.
Capturing the current sense of hope and the renewed optimism that a change of course in the epidemic is possible, “Turning the Tide Together” also serves as an urgent call to action. It acknowledges that seizing this potential and actually turning the tide on HIV and AIDS will require commitment and action on many levels: that each and every stakeholder in the HIV and AIDS response must play their role.
“Turning the Tide Together” evokes both the scale of the task in hand and the power of AIDS 2012 to mobilize governments, NGOs, policy makers, scientists, civil society organizations, journalists and people living with HIV to join forces and build the necessary momentum to turn the tide on HIV and AIDS. highlights the urgent need for a human-rights based approach to the global fight against HIV.
Pangaea will be present at the International AIDS Conference, in a participant capacity as well as being cosponsor of various events during the conference. Please visit our events page regularly for details of upcoming activities.
Pangaea is dedicated to working with countries heavily affected by AIDS and their international partners to identify and implement sustainable, human rights-based HIV prevention and treatment programs for vulnerable populations most affected by HIV, especially women and girls, men who have sex with men (MSM) and injecting drug users (IDUs).