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International AIDS Society

Community Programme Vision

Drawing from community involvement and expertise in previous International AIDS Conferences, AIDS 2010 provides an opportunity to position human rights as the framework for successful HIV/AIDS interventions for communities. Human rights are a prerequisite for an effective and sustainable response.

AIDS 2010 will create the space for community empowerment and engagement and will be an opportunity for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and affected communities to reclaim ownership of the HIV/AIDS agenda at all levels. The inclusion of positive health, dignity and HIV prevention is critical to increasing effectiveness and sustaining national strategies and local programmes.

The conference offers the potential to link communities with evidence-based science. Evidence-based programmes should be recognized by governments and key decision makers and must be used to sustain AIDS funding and redouble efforts to meet universal access targets and health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially in the context of the global economic crisis.

The conference will demand accountability, transparency and commitment by all national and international stakeholders, which is essential to sustaining universal access beyond 2010.
Community Programme Committee

Committee Co-Chairs
Kurt Krickler, Austria
Jennifer Gatsi, Namibia

Committee Members
Svetlana Moroz, Ukraine (Regional Focal-Point)

Olayide Akanni, Nigeria
Korey Anthony Chisholm, Guyana
Daouda Diouf, Senegal
Christo Greyling, South Africa
Anastasia Kamlyck, Russia
Paul Kawata, United States
Philippa Lawson, United States
Cheryl Overs, Australia
Gennady Roshchupkin, Lithuania
Sally Smith, United Kingdom
Wiltrut Stefanek, Austria
Ratri Suksma, Malaysia

Red Ribbon Award

Click here to read the call for nominations to honour community leadership and action on AIDS.