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CONFERENCES/ EVENTS/ RESEARCH/ RESOURCES:
PlusNews Weekly Issue 313, 8 December 2006


EVENTS

1. HIV/AIDS and its Impact on Business in Africa - 22 to 25 January 2007

One of the major challenges facing the continent is to gather resources and translate knowledge and experience into treatment and prevention programmes.

This conference at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa, seeks to address the consequences if business continues to ignore current warnings and statistics.

Register at www.aidsafricaconference.com


RESOURCES

1. "All Together Now" - Community mobilisation for HIV/AIDS toolkit

This toolkit, produced by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, describes the process of encouraging community mobilisation for prevention, care, support and treatment activities. It uses tried and tested approaches to help facilitate communities to become actively involved in the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and scaling up of HIV/AIDS projects and programmes.

Download at: www.aidsalliance.org


2. Guide to AIDS Communication

AIDS communication draws on a number of different academic fields and is concerned with advocacy, behaviour change, social mobilisation and social change. It can address both issues that immediately impact on HIV and AIDS, such as a lack of knowledge of safer sex, and the driving causes of the epidemic, such as the gender relations obstructing safer sex practice. A key factor in effective AIDS communication is an understanding of audiences' needs and circumstances. Much attention has been given to the importance of the social context of communication, including religious, economic and cultural factors. Practitioners are increasingly focusing on the creation of enabling AIDS communication environments through work with bodies such as the media and civil society organisations.

This online guide outlines what is meant by AIDS communication and looks at how the field has evolved. It also reviews a range of different AIDS communication approaches and addresses some of the broader factors that impact on particular communications strategies.

To read the full guide, go to: www.eldis.org


CONFERENCES

1. HIV/AIDS and its Impact on Business in Africa - 22 to 25 January 2007

One of the major challenges facing the continent is to gather resources and translate knowledge and experience into treatment and prevention programmes.

This conference at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa, seeks to address the consequences if business continues to ignore current warnings and statistics.

Register at www.aidsafricaconference.com

Nominate a company you feel deserves an award for their course of action.


2. AIDS Impact 2007

Registration and abstract submission is now open for AIDS Impact 2007, the international conference taking place from 1 to 4 July 2007 in Marseille France.

The AIDS Impact conference is specifically devoted to Human and Social Sciences in the field of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The last conference, held in 2005 in Cape Town, South Africa, attracted more than 700 participants from all over the world. It was also a unique opportunity to give more space to research in social sciences dealing with the HIV epidemic in developing countries.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Deadline: 22 January 2007

Late Breaker: 1 April 2007

Abstracts are to be submitted in English only and must not have been previously published or presented. They should be no longer than 300 words.

For more information please visit www.aidsimpact.com




MORE CONFERENCES

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SPECIAL REPORTS

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RWANDA: Need to incorporate nutrition into kids' HIV programmes
SOUTH AFRICA: Positive prevention

LINKS

· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· AEGIS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance


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