Grief as AIDS 2014 conference opens! Mourns delegates Aboard Flight MH17 en-route to Melbourne

The International AIDS Society (IAS) confirmed during the opening ceremony the devastating news that at least six delegates traveling to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, including former IAS President Joep Lange, were on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 that crashed over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. “The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend or express,” said President of the IAS, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. “We grieve alongside all of those throughout the world who have lost friends and family in this senseless tragedy


SAM_5720SAM_5755Addressing the AIDS 2014 DelegatesSAM_5723

The AIDS 2014 Opening Ceremony is an opportunity for all participants to hear from leaders from science, politics and community. The Ceremony will set the tone for the coming five days, whereby delegates will present and review the latest scientific research and enable structured dialogue to take place on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village and Youth Programme, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events,


The Global Village, the Heart of AIDS 2014, Welcomes You to CFYDDI Booth!

CFYDDI BoothSAM_5690The Global Village & Youth Programme is a diverse and vibrant space where community gathers from all over the world meet to share and learn from each other. It is also a space that invites conference participants to see how science translates into community action and intervention. NGO booths, networking zones and marketplace booths will be open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free.

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AIDS 2014

Is the biennial International AIDS Conference which is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. It will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is expected to convene over 14,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including 1,200 journalists. The conference will be held from 20-25 July 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia under the theme Stepping up the Pace.

AIDS 2014 is the first International AIDS Conference to be held in Australia and represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the regional response to HIV."20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia.""20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia."

AIDS 2014. Melbourne, Australia


CFYDDI – presence at the AIDS 2014, 20th International AIDS Conference,  Delegate traveling to Melbourne unveiled the t-shirts and banner for the conference before departure from Uganda.

The CFYDDI banner for the 2014 AIDS Conference

The CFYDDI banner and t-shirts for the 2014 AIDS Conference with CFYDDI staff and UK medical elective students