2. International Conference of People Living with HIV/AIDS
The Living with HIV Partnership will this year be combining the international conference of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) with the international Home and Community Care Conference (HCC) and will take place as the LIVING2005 conference in Lima, Peru, from 9-13 October 2005.
LIVING2005 is a conference for policy and practice in working with and caring for HIV-positive people worldwide, led by civil society, and provides a unique platform for community-level leaders to share and develop.
The Living with HIV Partnership is a new consortium of organisations committed to the empowerment of people living with HIV/AIDS and their communities.
The Partnership consists of the Global Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+), the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), UNAIDS, and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The combined conference will take place under the direction of the Peruvian National Coordination of PLWHA and its national partners, including the Peruvian Ministry of Health.
About the two conferences:
- International Conference of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) has been organised since 1986. It is the sole international event where the agenda is completely set by the PLWHA community worldwide, and has become a principal hothouse for policy thinking among HIV-positive leaders.
- The International HCC Conference focuses on long-neglected issues around community and home-based care. It has become a major venue for exchanging experience and expertise on HCC between people from the South and the North.
For more information on LIVING2005 and to register: www.living2005.org