Insider’s guide about what not to miss in Amsterdam
A blog series by Julian Hows
About me: I have been a volunteer, activist, and employee since 1983 in HIV, and before that in the Lesbian and Gay and other social activism movements. I have worked in the UK and internationally since the early 70’s in the LGBT and HIV sectors.
I have made my living as an actor, train driver, running telephone exchanges, as a restaurant and night club manager, antiques dealer, tour guide, sex worker, social worker, trainer, managing community-based projects and organizations, researcher, consultant, trainer.
From 2009 until 2017 I was working at GNP+, though was a volunteer with them for nearly a decade before that; I have been living with HIV for about 30 years
I am from the UK and live in Amsterdam.
It is a great privilege to have been asked by ICASO to write a series of blogs leading up to AIDS 2018.
I have been living in Amsterdam for the past eight years and am a survivor of many of the crazy, exhilarating, and sometimes overwhelming global AIDS conferences. I hope, over the coming months, to give you some tips and tricks of how to make the best of the conference and your time in Amsterdam.
This blog is not here to duplicate anything on the AIDS2018 website about the final programme, results of abstract and scholarship submissions, accommodation etc. For that you should still go to the AIDS2018 website