The 24th International AIDS Conference held in Montreal, Canada, saw donors, scientists, governments, and communities reigniting their commitments to end AIDS by 2030, as the recently launched report by UNAIDS has indicated that we are ‘In Danger’, and now more than ever we need to work together as PLHIV communities and key populations to fight stigma and discrimination, criminalisation of our communities and the unfair exclusion of young people and marginalised communities from the global South in global spaces.
At AIDS2022, as GNP+, we highlighted the work we do in stigma and discrimination, pushing for treatment access and demanding health and human rights for all, and we joined forces with our partners through our work with Love Alliance and other collaboration in showcasing the strength of communities coming together to call for an end to bad laws.
Together as networks of people living with HIV and key populations in all our diversities we hosted high-level discussions, curated and led energetic discussions and workshops at the global village, and even came together to launch a global campaign ‘Not A Criminal’ to challenge the unjust criminalisation of people living with HIV, sex workers, people who use drugs, gender diverse people and same-sex relations.
We could not have been able to have a vibrant, powerful, and energetic AIDS2022 without all of you. The moderators, speakers, and spectators made the conference a meaningful space filled with transformative and innovative conversations to take us further in the fight to end AIDS. We thank you for your time, your expertise, and your energy.
Below is a peak into GNP+ participation at AIDS2022:
For a more detailed account of what happened at AIDS2022, check out our AIDS2022 twitter collection below: