Today is World AIDS Day, and this marks the opening of media registration for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), to be held on 23-27 July in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
22nd International AIDS Conference "AIDS 2018" will be held on 23-27 July in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AIDS 2018 is the largest international gathering on any health issue in the world, gathering more than 15,000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers, journalists and advocates from more than 160 countries.
The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers Building Bridges”, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing. AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responses that are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities -- including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people--and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.
The five scientific tracks of the Conference are scheduled to be divided into sub-themes:
Track A: Basic and translational research
Track B: Clinical research
Track C: Epidemiology and prevention research
Track D: Social and political research, law, policy and human rights
Track E: Implementation research, economics, systems and synergies with other health and development sectors
More about AIDS 2018: www.aids2018.org