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Global Village: The Heart of AIDS 2012

Posted 27 July 2012, 12:40 A, by Guest

By International HIV/AIDS Alliance Key Correspondent Prakash Tyagi from India

It has been said and proven time and again that HIV and AIDS are not solely medical problems, but have deep social and economic links, consequences and implications. Over the years, the Global Village at the International AIDS Conference has been a platform for communities, activists and practitioners representing diversity and solidarity.

The Global Village at AIDS 2012 opened up on Monday 22 July. At more than 190,000 square feet the Global Village, it is the largest to date. There are 90 countries participating with over 120 booths and a wide range of activities and information.

At the opening, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, described the Global Village as the “real heart” of the conference and the space for the exchange of ideas. “The end of AIDS is not free. It is not too expensive.More...

Research, Policy, and Practice Meet at the Community & Science Speak Networking Zone in the Global Village

Posted 12 July 2012, 11:35 P, by Conference Leadership

By Diane Havlir, AIDS 2012 U.S. Co-Chair; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Chief, HIV/AIDS Division & Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital; and Chair, HIV-TB Work Group, Stop TB Partnership

 AIDS 2012 will provide a great opportunity to interact with HIV clinicians, researchers, advocates, activists, and others from across the globe. Join the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/HIVMA Center for Global Health Policy, and STOP AIDS NOW! to share your knowledge and expertise, and to learn, network and collaborate. Visit Networking Zone 821 in the Global Village and enjoy our interactive program as we bridge the gap between science, policy, and practice. 
 
On Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday during AIDS 2012, STOP AIDS NOW! will share  concrete tools and offer sessions on: prevention More...