Washington, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Global Village, a place where diverse communities involved in the response to HIV can learn and share knowledge and leadership, will meet in parallel to the 19th International AIDS Conference, from July 22 to 27 (AIDS 2012).
The organizers are inviting participants to the event to see how science is translated into community action and intervention, with emphasis on the theme of the forum, “Together we can change the course.”
The program includes debates, workshops, discussions and public opportunities to learn, connect and celebrate through art and culture, and promote the leadership of People Living with HIV through meaningful engagement and opportunities to strengthen their voices.
The program also includes activities for youth, the largest space dedicated to networking for young people during the conference.
Nearly half of new HIV infections worldwide occur in people under 25. Estimates show that each day more than 7,000 people are infected, 3,300 of whom are young.
Therefore, young people will have a visible presence within the conference, participating as delegates, organizers, speakers, leaders and peers. They will have their specific areas, but will also be encouraged to participate in general discussions, highlighted the organizing committee.
More than 20,000 delegates from around the world, including some of the most recognized experts in the field, will attend the important meeting, which has a broad agenda with topics divided into basic and clinical science, epidemiology and prevention, social and political sciences.