Mark your calendars for AIDS 2012 sessions on PLHIV!

India HIV/AIDS Alliance has been working closely with partners worldwide to make sure that the voices of PLHIV are heard at the upcoming International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. If you are attending, we encourage you to participate in the events below.

LIVING 2012, the 13th International Conference of People Living with HIV, will be held on July 19 and 20 in Washington DC. The event is an official AIDS 2012 pre-conference and is designed as a forum for PLHIV networks and other stakeholders to support evidence-informed advocacy and strategic engagement to support PLHIV around the world.

All events below take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, unless otherwise indicated.

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Alliance Exhibition Booth (#102)
Come visit booth #102 to learn about the Alliance’s work in India and around the world, pick up copies of our publications and find out more about the Alliance Regional Technical Support Hubs.
All week, Exhibition Hall, 10:00am-6:30pm

Satellite Session
Reaching Key Populations through SRH/HIV Integration: Opportunities for Impact
Organised by India HIV/AIDS Alliance and chaired by UNAIDS, this session will present programming experiences highlighting the challenges and successful approaches used in integrated programmes specific to key populations, including PLHIV. Panelists include the Alliance’s Sunita Grote, USAID’s Clancy Broxton, CAMNAFAW’s Nathalie Nkoume, and NEPHAK’s Rahab Mwaniki.
Sunday, July 22, Global Village Session Room 1, 3:45-5:45pm 

Satellite Session
The Future of the HIV Response has Everything to Gain from Realizing Comprehensive SRHR for Everyone
Organised by Stop AIDS Now!, the Alliance, ATHENA Network, Rutgers WPF and UNAIDS, speakers include India HIV/AIDS Alliance partner Daxa Patel, Board Secretary, Gujarat State Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Monday, July 23, Session Room 4, 6:30-8:30pm

Oral Poster Session
Expanding Covering and Quality: Approaches to Scaling-Up
Kaushik Biswas from India HIV/AIDS Alliance will present findings from the Koshish study on unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of PLHIV in four Indian states. (WEPDE0103)
Wednesday, July 25, Mini Room 3, 1:00-2:00pm

Oral Poster Session
Expanding Covering and Quality: Approaches to Scaling-Up
Alliance’s Sunita Grote will present recommendations on reaching Key Populations in SRH/HIV integration, including guidance on services for sex workers, MSM, transgenders, PWUD and PLHIV. (WEPDE0102)
Wednesday, July 25, Mini Room 3, 1:00-2:00pm 

Satellite Session
How Can Civil Society Measure Value for Money and Prove Their Worth?
Co-organised by the Alliance, UNAIDS and the World Bank, this session includes Kaushik Biswas, Manager of M&E at India HIV/AIDS Alliance who will present on our Global Fund-supported care & support program, CHAHA.
Thursday, July 26, Mini Room 10, 7-8:30am

Press Conference
Turning the Tide: Addressing SRH Needs of Key Populations in AIDS Programs
This session will include remarks by India HIV/AIDS Alliance partner Daxa Patel, the Board Secretary, Gujarat State Network of PLHIV, and by Sunita Grote from the Alliance.
Thursday, July 26, Media Center, Press Conference Room 2, 3:30-4:00pm 

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@allianceindia.org. You can also view our AIDS 2012 Roadmap for all India HIV/AIDS Alliance sessions at the International AIDS Conference. We hope to see you at AIDS 2012!

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