Conference 2015: HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups - No one left behind

Conference 2015: HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups - No one left behind

07.05.2015 | Hotel Kreuz, Bern

This year’s annual aidsfocus conference focused on vulnerable groups such as sex workers, disabled people, gay and lesbians; migrants and prisoners.


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Why this topic?

Globally, men who have sex with men (MSM) are 19 times more likely to contact HIV than other men, while transgender people are up to 49 times more likely than the general population. Vulnerable groups engage in behaviours that put them at higher risk of becoming infected and they are among the most marginalized and discriminated populations in society. At the same time, the resources devoted to HIV prevention, treatment and care for these populations are not proportional to the HIV prevalence - a serious mismanagement of resources and a failure to respect fundamental human rights. If we want to achieve the ambitious goal to end the Aids epidemic by 2030 we cannot leave anyone behind...

At this year’s conference we will be addressing the issues of HIV and vulnerable groups, how they can be reached for prevention and treatment and what needs to be done on the national, regional and global level in order not to leave them behind.

Target audience: national and international Public Health professionals, project leaders, researchers and all those who are interested.

Venue: Hotel Kreuz, Zeughausgasse 41, Bern,

Conference fee: Members of MMS: CHF 70.-. Others: CHF 150.-

Moderation: Kate Molesworth, Steering Committee Swiss TPH

Advisory Group: Irene Bush (terre des hommes schweiz), Vreni Wenger (Steering Committee Member), Jochen Ehmer (SolidarMed).

Organisation and coordination: Carine Weiss, Medicus Mundi Switzerland

The conference will be filmed by AFRICAN MIRROR

Registration: Please send your registration by post or e-mail by 30 April 2015

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The conference is financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).