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AIDS 2018 is a week away! The conference consists of hundreds of events and incredible opportunities to learn about the work that is being done by communities, researchers, academics, and government throughout the world. We’ve collected some details on the sessions and workshops that are led by and concerning our trans global family as well as starring (*)  the sessions that focus on the Asia and Pacific region.

 

You can view the full conference schedule online.

 

If you would like to get in touch with APTN during the conferemce please feel free to reach out to marli.gutierrez@weareaptn.org

 

APTN Events:

Tuesday , July 24

Success through Synergy!

Time: 1:00-2:30

Venue: Asia Pacific Networking Zone, Global Village

 

Wednesday, July 25

APTN Wellness Workshop

Time: 9:00 am- 11:00am

Venue: Pre-conference at Trans Networking Zone!

Global Village Booth 518

 

Wednesday, July 25

Trans identities: Importance of recognition in the law and research to address HIV and health disparities

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Venue: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre is Amtrium 2 (L002)

The session will explore the relationship between HIV and structural barriers that face trans health, primarily legal recognition and the lack of disaggregated data recognizing trans identities. Researchers, activists, and policymakers from throughout the Asia and Pacific region will share what this inclusion looks like and the effect that recognition of trans people has in data-driven research, policy, and health.

 

Thursday, July 26

Leaving No One Behind: Strategic Discussions to Sustain the Key

Populations Response and Commitments in the Asia and Pacific

Session Format: Panel and interactive discussions

Time: 02.00pm to 05.00pm

Venue: IAS Secretariat Room, RAI Amsterdam

 

 

Trans Related Sessions at AIDS 2018:

Saturday, 21

Trans Pre-Conference to the AIDS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam

Register: tinyurl.com/AIDSTransPreConference

This all-day event is organised by IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women and HIV.

 

Monday, 23

Beyond Blame 2018: Challenging HIV Criminalisation

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Description: Beyond Blame 2018: Challenging HIV Criminalisation is a one-day meeting for activists, advocates, lawyers, scientists, healthcare professionals, researchers, lawyers, policymakers, and anyone else interested in working to end HIV criminalisation. More details on their website.

 

LGBT by birth: Documentary series

Time: 9am – 10am

Venue: GV Film Screening

 

Where is the money for the transgender movement?

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Venue: GV Session Room 1

 

Fifteen years of progress for LGBT health and human rights

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Venue: Youth Pavilion Session Room

 

Tuesday, 24

* Success through Synergy!

Time: 1:00-2:30

Asia Pacific Networking Zone, Global Village

 

Time for transformation: Listening to trans voices

Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Venue: Hall 11 B

 

Wednesday, 25

**Wellbeing & Resilience Workshop

Time: 9:00 am- 11:00am

Venue:  Pre-conference at Trans Networking Zone, Global Village Booth 518

 

**Trans identities: Importance of recognition in the law and research to address HIV and health disparities

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Venue: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre is Amtrium 2 (L002)

Description: The session will explore the relationship between HIV and structural barriers that face trans health, primarily legal recognition and the lack of disaggregated data recognizing trans identities. Researchers, activists, and policymakers from throughout the Asia and Pacific region will share what this inclusion looks like and the effect that recognition of trans people has in data-driven research, policy, and health.

 

HIV prevention strategies among trans in Jarkata

Time: 11am – 12pm

Venue: Youth Pavilion Session Room

 

Thursday, 26

Young LGBT+ leaders in the HIV response

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Description: Given the Open Space format for this session, learning objectives will be decided upon in the room. This session in effect democratizes the agenda and, as such, the workshop will be based on priorities of young LGBT leaders who advocate for their peers and deliver services to LGBT people globally. This session is for young LGBT leaders aged 16-30. Venue: GV Session Room 2

 

***Session Title: Side Event: Leaving No One Behind: Strategic Discussions to Sustain the Key

Populations Response and Commitments in the Asia and Pacific

Session Format: Panel and interactive discussions

Time: 02.00pm to 05.00pm

Venue: IAS Secretariat Room, RAI Amsterdam

 

Oral abstract presentation on Testing for 2030: Novel strategies for the home stretch

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

The transgender response to the epidemic in Latin America at AIDS 2018

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue: Hall 11B

 

Friday, 27

We are all Caribbean! Advocacy strategies to mitigate violence and human rights violations against LGBT persons in the Caribbean

Time: 11am – 12pm

Venue: Youth Pavilion Session Room

 

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