International AIDS Conference 2010: VIenna, Austria: July 18-23

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International AIDS Conference 2010: VIenna, Austria: July 18-23


AIDS 2010 Theme

Rights Here, Right Now emphasizes the central importance of protecting and promoting human rights as a prerequisite to a successful response to HIV. The right to dignity and self-determination for key affected populations, to equal access to health care and life-saving prevention and treatment programmes, and the right to interventions based on evidence rather than ideology, are all incorporated in this urgent demand for action.

Rights Here, Right Now emphasizes that concrete human rights measures need to be in place to protect those most vulnerable to and affected by HIV, especially women and girls, people who use drugs, migrants, prisoners, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender persons.

Rights Here, Right Now also emphasizes the location of the conference in Vienna, chosen in part for its proximity to Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a region experiencing one of the fastest growing epidemics that is fuelled primarily by injecting drug use. It also underscores this critical moment in time for the global epidemic - with the 2010 deadline that world leaders set for providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support on the immediate horizon. Rights Here, Right Now is a call for leadership, accountability and action.

Call for Abstracts: Submissions Close on 10 February 

The XVIII International AIDS Conference now welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field in six programme tracks. The full call for abstracts and submission guidelines are available here and additional information on the programme tracks is available here. Abstract submissions close on 10 February 2010.

The AIDS 2010 Abstract Mentor Programme provides support to young and/or less experienced abstract submitters from more experienced abstract submitters. Click here for more details.

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