This year, we commemorate World AIDS Day in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global health crisis that has caused immense human misery and economic insecurity. Despite the devastation caused by the ongoing pandemic, we call on global policymakers and donors to not lose sight of their goal to end the HIV epidemic, which is now entering its fifth decade. The epidemic continues to disproportionately devastate our communities.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the HIV2020 Conference has been reimagined as a series of virtual convenings that will take place from June through October of this year. The programme will conclude with sharing learnings and highlights from the virtual event on World AIDS Day 2020 in December.
The organisers of HIV2020 Online, of which NSWP is a member, published a set of ten recommendations aimed at the International AIDS Society (IAS), which has been criticised for its decision to bring this year’s International AIDS Conference to the United States of America (U.S.). Though both conferences will now take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates argue that the decision reflects weak community engagement.
HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, is scheduled to take place on Zoom from July through October of 2020.
The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organise the community-led event to provide an alternative for individuals who cannot or will not participate in the AIDS2020 virtual conference. Its goal is to offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.
The International AIDS Conference 2020 was due to be held in San Francisco and Oakland, USA, between 6th-10th July. This would have been the second time in a decade that the IAS has decided to host the Conference in the USA, despite the legal travel restrictions affecting sex workers and other key populations.
On the inauguration of Sex Worker Pride, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) joins the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) in announcing our full and unwavering support for HIV2020, given the IAS decision to host the 2020 International AIDS Conference (AIDS2020) in a country that has legal travel restrictions for sex workers - the USA - for
Depois do encerramento da Conferência IAS 2019 sobre Ciência do HIV na Cidade do México, em junho deste ano, redes mundiais lideradas por comunidades de pessoas que vivem com HIV e populações-chave uniram forças com ativistas mexicanos e latino-americanos para continuar o planejamento da Conferência HIV 2020.
上个月，2019年IAS（International AIDS Society）艾滋病科学会议于墨西哥城结束后，全球社群主导组织正在与墨西哥和拉丁美洲的倡导者们联合来计划即将到来的HIV2020会议。