Practical help for individuals attending AIDS Conference 2016

The 2016 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) will be held in Durban, South Africa, from 18-22 July 2016. The theme is: Access, Equity, Rights, Now.
As the Regional Community Partner for AIDS 2016, ARASA is committed to assisting civil society and community members to be able to attend the conference, to host activities or workshops and to facilitate presentations about your work.
Although ARASA has no funding available to pay for the registration, accommodation or travel costs of participants, we have a dedicated staff member who will be able to assist with all registration and abstract, scholarship, Global Village and Youth Program applications.

Help with abstracts, registration, organizing logistics

Please contact communications@arasa.info as soon as possible for help with the entire process of:

  • registering for the conference
  • assistance regarding travel and entry regulations (including ARASA logomigration and customs issues)
  • step-by-step visa application and support processes
  • affordable accommodation booking options
  • applying for any of the AIDS 2016 conference opportunities below.

If you need assistance with the application of abstracts, workshops or Global Village and Youth activities, please contact communications@arasa.info before Friday 29 January 2016.
The International AIDS Conference remains one of the largest and most valuable platforms for people and organisations working in the HIV response to interact with each other, civil society, communities, government leaders and scientists. It allows an opportunity for civil society and communities to engage with, and learn from, the latest HIV scientific developments. The conference is also a critical opportunity for people living with HIV and key populations to shape the HIV response by bringing the science of HIV to the people affected by HIV, and lending the community voice to the biomedical response.

AIDS 2016 aims to reinvigorate the response to HIV and AIDS

It will do this by:
1. Bringing together the world’s experts to advance knowledge about HIV, present new research findings, and promote and enhance scientific and community collaborations around the world;
2. Promoting HIV responses that are supported by and tailored to the needs of at risk populations or people living with HIV, including women and girls, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, young people, and people who use drugs;
3. Promoting activism and community mobilisation that holds leaders, industry, and governments accountable and increases their commitment to an evidence-based, human-rights-affirming HIV and AIDS response;
4. Advancing a clear agenda for HIV in a post-2015 framework, including the cross-cutting issues of criminalisation, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and stigma and discrimination that keep people living with HIV at the center of the HIV response; and
5. Building innovative partnerships with businesses, community, government, and science to strengthen HIV prevention and treatment efforts.