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Black AIDS Institute to host Pre-Conference Updates at AIDS 2016

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Graduates of the 2016 class of the African American HIV University Science and Treatment College.

As part of its Community Science Empowerment Project and the UNAIDS/PEPFAR Fast Track Faith-Based Initiative, The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) will host a one-and-one-half-day pre-conference designed to prepare delegates for specific sessions being presented at the International AIDS Conference.

The pre-conference will follow the conference tracks: Clinical Research, Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Basic Science Research, Implementation Research, Social and Political Research, Policy and Human Rights. Workshop objectives include:

  • Increasing disproportionately affected communities’ understanding of AIDS 2016 basic science, clinical science, epidemiology and prevention science concepts
  • Providing an orientation to the basic science, clinical science, epidemiology and prevention science tracks for CBO/NGO HIV/AIDS workers.
  • Expanding treatment advocacy among people of color, low-income countries, and women.
  • Strengthening connections among treatment activists from around the world.
  • Strengthening working relationships between activists in the developed world and activists in the developing world.
  • Providing support in the development and execution of Post conference updates

Free and open to the public, the preconference takes place at the Olwandle Suite Hotel, Stalwart Simelane Street, Durban, 4001, on July 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and July 18, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The sessions are funded by Gilead, The Ford Foundation’s Institute of International Education, Merck and UNAIDS.

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