Last week Youth Stop AIDS and Youth Against AIDS headed over to Facebook’s office to film a live event discussing the role of young people at the International AIDS Conference. The panel was made up of young HIV campaigners and a representative from the Department for International Development. The panellists came together to discuss the important role young people play in the global HIV response.
The event was held to launch Youth Against AIDS new initiative in London – Youth Against AIDS are offering volunteer places to attend the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam this July. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. It is held every two years and it is a huge event for the HIV response, this year it will be held in Amsterdam from 23rd-27th July. The conference provides a unique opportunity to unite the actors, such as Governments, health researchers and activists, needed to end AIDS and to ensure a strong and cohesive response to the epidemic.
Young people are disproportionately affected by HIV, it is essential that their voices are heard at the conference and that they are leaders in the response. Find out more about the importance of young people attending the International AIDS Conference in this great piece, ‘4 reasons young people are needed at this year’s International AIDS Conference’.
As a volunteer at the International AIDS Conference you will help to make the event a success for our generation. Are you looking for a life-changing experience and do you want to be part of the movement to end AIDS? Click below to apply.