Community Workshop: Why people living with HIV must be included in non-HIV clinical trials | Living 2024 pre-conference at AIDS 2024

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The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), The Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global), The HIV Justice Network (HJN), Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), AIDS Action Europe (AAE), Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM Health), The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and Afrocab Treatment Access Partnership (Afrocab) are coming together to host the Living 2024 conference on 20th -21st July 2024 as an official pre-conference to the International AIDS Society’s AIDS 2024 conference in Munich, Germany.


As co-organiser, EATG will host a community-led workshop on why people living with HIV must be included in non-HIV clinical trials on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 13:30-14:30 CET in Munich (Germany) in Room 12 A (1st Floor).


This workshop aims to address the inclusion of people living with HIV in non-HIV clinical trials, highlighting the current lack of data for treatments of non-HIV conditions and existing barriers to the trials. Building on EATG’s work within the framework of the Belong project and position paper, the session will present and discuss current exclusion criteria for people living with HIV in clinical research, understand the implications of these practices, and advocate for more inclusive research protocols, with a specific focus on inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups in clinical trials. In addition, EATG will present The Sitges Model as a successful community-led advocacy approach to promote more inclusive research trials.


During this session participants will be invited to engage in discussion on possible approaches for promoting the inclusion of people living with HIV in clinical trials, ensuring equitable access to healthcare advancements.

The workshop is open to everyone with a registration to the AIDS 2024 Conference or to the Living 2024 Conference.


Provisional Programme


13:30-13:35Welcome & IntroductionBrian West – EATG
13:35-14:05With Inclusion, we Belong: EATG’s Perspective on Inclusive Clinical Trials & Community NeedsAlain Volny-Anne – EATG
Breaking Research Barriers: Advancing Women’s Inclusion in Clinical TrialsMemory Sachikonye – EATG
From Advocacy to Action: Community Impact in HCV Clinical Trials at the Sitges MeetingsLuís Mendão – EATG
EATG Documentary Video: The Sitges Meetings: What We Wanted was What We Needed (excerpts)
14:05-14:25Q&A SessionModerator:
Brian West – EATG
14:25-14:30Conclusions & Endorsement Position PaperBrian West & Rocco Pignata – EATG




With Inclusion, we #Belong


Practical Information

  • Community Workshop: Why people living with HIV must be included in non-HIV clinical trials: Location: Room 12a
    Session organizer: EATG
    When: Saturday 20 July | 13:30 – 14:30 CET
    Speakers: Brian West, Alain Volny-Anne, Memory Sachikonye, Luís Mendão

    Venue: Room 12a - 1st floor (Messe München)

    Am Messesee 2, 81829 München, Germany

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