The Dutch government response
The response of the Netherlands to HIV has always been widely accepted as effective, pragmatic, rights based and inclusive of those most affected. At the national level examples include the prevention programmes which started in the early 1980’s, including in 1984 the setting up of the first needle and syringe exchange programmes when less than 1000 people in Europe were known to have HIV (the official test for HIV was not itself developed until early 1985).… Read more
When Nkosi Johnson, a 11 year old boy gave the keynote speech at the 13th International AIDS Conference (Durban, 2000) he was one of the first young people to speak at the IAC. He encouraged people living with HIV to be open about the disease and to seek equal treatment.… Read more
Less than 4 months and counting.
In my last blog I talked about looking back to look forward and the last global AIDS conference in Amsterdam in 1992… thanks for the feedback received.
Looking forward now to AIDS2018 much has changed – but much remains the same.… Read more
But first a little history ….
This will be the 22nd International AIDS Conference – and the second one to be held in Amsterdam.
The first, in 1992, had the theme A World United Against AIDS. It was organized at very short notice, in less than a year, following protests at the previous 1991 conference in Florence.… Read more