The XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS) will be held from 18 to 23 July in Vienna, Austria and it will be attended by those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.
The conference organizers are committed to making AIDS accessible to people from resource-limited settings and communities, researchers, young people, community activists and civil society representatives.
The conference is an opportunity for participants to share information, evaluate new scientific developments and lessons learnt and also plan a new course forward.
Given the deadline for universal access set by world leaders, AIDS will coincide with a major push for expanded access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
With a global economic crisis threatening to undermine public investments, the conference will help keep HIV on the front burner, and is a chance to demonstrate the importance of continued HIV investments to broader health and development goals.
In order to ensure participation of NGOs, activists, researchers, community leaders and others from resource-limited settings and communities, the conference organizers are providing the International Scholarship Programme.
Anyone in any part of the world working or volunteering in the field of HIV and AIDS can apply for it.
The International Scholarship Programme, administered by the International AIDS Society will provide the financial assistance to people from different backgrounds to participate in the conference.
The financial assistance includes: registration to the conference (includes access to all sessions and exhibitions), economy-class travel (pre-paid ticket at the lowest fare available), accommodation (shared in hotel twin rooms for the days of the conference), modest living allowance for the conference duration (18-23 July, the equivalent of EUR 30 per day) and travel insurance for the duration of the conference.
For more information and scholarship applications, see: International Aids Conference Scholarships.