This year the International AIDS Society brought the conference back to Amsterdam for its 22nd year. “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges” was this year’s resounding theme calling for rights based and evidence-informed approaches to the global HIV movement.
Several Youth Voices Count members and secretariat also takes part in this global meeting this year, participating in various sessions in the plenary halls, global village, affiliate events and networking zones. Youth Voices Count, as a member of THE PACT, also worked to amplify the #UPROOT agenda that works to tackle the barriers, bigotry and exclusion that jeopardize young people’s health.
Several sessions that Youth Voices Count Members participated in were organized closely with other agency partners like UNAIDS, UNICEF, MPACT (formerly MSMGF), the Asia Pacific Networking Zone, PrEPster, among others.
YVC Members also took part in several of the pre-conferences prior to the main conference activities and were also selected as AIDS 2018 Youth Ambassadors.
Let us walk you through some of the highlights of our #AIDS2018 experience.