EATG is present at the 24th International AIDS Conference taking place in Montreal, Canada and online from the 30th of July until the 2nd of August. The biennial conference organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the key event for all stakeholders working in the field of HIV/AIDS around the world.
This year, the delegates will meet face-to-face again after four years since the last face-to-face version in Amsterdam. EATG is hosting a booth at the Global Village as well as activities in partnership with other organisations at the Silver Zone. EATG members will be presenting their local and regional work in various sessions, symposia, side-events as well as at the Global Village. Last but not least, networking is key; we plan to make the best of our time there meeting bilaterally with members, partners, allies and donors.
The Silver Zone is a place for older people living with HIV to re-engage with the HIV community and follow the science on HIV and ageing; to feel included and celebrated.
The Silver Zone‘s objectives are: 1) holding space for socialization and mobilization by older people living with HIV, increasing their visibility and building social capital; 2) increasing awareness of the strengths, support needs and experiences of diverse older adults living with HIV and building capacity among stakeholders who can support ageing well; and 3) increasing health literacy and capacity for self- and community-care among older people living with HIV.
The Silver Zone is coordinated by Realize. EATG is one of the co-organising partners.
This is part of a special series of workshops At the Intersection of Disability, HIV and Ageing which will be hosted in the Disability Networking Zone (DNZ) (Networking Zone #93) and offered in partnership with the Silver Zone.
An intergenerational dialogue among people living with HIV of different age groups, highlighting the specific needs of PLHIV in a life-cycle perspective, through a better understanding of the challenges faced by people at different stages of their lives. And on how we can maximize our advocacy work in shifting the narrative in HIV care to include this life-cycle perspective.
Kate Murzin, Realize; Mario Cascio, EATG; Stéphan Vernhes, AIDES; Anton Basenko, INPUD; Yana Panfilova, Teenergizer; TBC, CHIVA
People living with HIV from around the world share their stories of growing older with HIV
13:15-13:45 Samuel López
13:45-14:15 Living and ageing with HIV in Albania: A Challenge in Life – Olimbi Hoxhaj
14:15-14:45 Speaking up from Down Under – Ageing and thriving with HIV in Australia – Brent Allan
14:45-15:15 Preparing yourself for the future. What does it mean to be an aged person living with HIV in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region? – Anton Basenko
Take some time to visit our booth at the Global Village and get updated on our activities.
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