29 February 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
“Promoting Health and Dignity Together” is the theme of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2012. The theme aims to raise awareness around HIV and to promote respect for the human rights of people living with HIV. The memorial will take place on Sunday 20 May 2012.
The theme “Promoting Health and Dignity Together” is inspired by the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention framework which is a people-centered and human rights based approach to the HIV response.
15 February 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Two separate pre-conference events will be held ahead of AIDS 2012 in Washington this July: a two-day conference focused on people living with HIV and a day-long conference on men who have sex with men. Further details for both are below.
Registration is currently open for LIVING 2012, the 13th International Conference of people living with HIV. The event will be held on July 19 and 20, 2012, in Washington DC, USA. LIVING 2012 is an official pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference AIDS 2012.
9 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The Criminalize Hate Not HIV campaign recently launched an online tool to help people living with HIV, campaigners, activists and policy makers worldwide to find out more about the state and impact of laws and policies. The tool can be found at www.hivandthelaw.com.
It was produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to “counter the alarming international trend in recent years towards the criminalization of HIV transmission, and argues for an evidence-based approach to HIV prevention that does not increase the stigma surrounding HIV and protects the human rights of people living with HIV.”
Requests Member States, with support from UNAIDS, to increase the direct participation of people living with HIV and consider ways to involve key populations, as articulated in the Joint Action for Results: UNAIDS Outcome Framework 2009-2011, in HIV programmes and data collection
Requests UNAIDS, together with Member States and other partners, to intensify its assistance to networks of people living with HIV and key populations at risk to measure HIV-related stigma and discrimination and to mobilize comprehensive responses to reduce it, including increased support to the implementation of the PLHIV Stigma Index. UNAIDS should work with partners to ensure that stigma measurement tools are consolidated, strengthened, and resourced and build the capacity of governments and civil society to use these tools