Media announcement: LIVING2012: The Positive Leadership Summit Washington DC, 19-20 July 2012
10 July 2012 - Amsterdam - Immediately prior to AIDS 2012, the 19th International AIDS Conference,
over 300 people living with HIV from communities and organizations across the globe, will be gathering in Washington
DC for LIVING 2012: The Positive Leadership Summit. This Summit is an event organized for and by people living with HIV.
LIVING 2012 is part of an inclusive global consultative process led by people living with HIV under the umbrella of
Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention. LIVING 2012 will be instrumental in providing direction to the advocacy and
policy positions that will re-define the Global Advocacy Agenda for people living with HIV in response to the
The main discussion areas of the LIVING 2012 programme are:
Access to a comprehensive range of Treatment, Prevention, Care and Support services is critical to the health and general well being of
people living with HIV. How can these services be made better and more accessible for more people?
People living with HIV are regularly confronted by stigma, discrimination and other human rights violations. These
violations hinder the HIV response, including the access to treatment and preventions services. How can laws and
policies be utilized to protect and promote the human rights of all people living with HIV, enabling lives
free from stigma and discrimination?
The role of people living with HIV has been critical to the progress made in the HIV response to date. How can the global
community of people living with HIV maintain and increase its effectiveness and its ability to mobilize and respond to the
most pressing current needs.
LIVING 2012 will prepare delegates living with HIV to carry the messages from the Summit into AIDS 2012, as well as back
to their constituencies, communities, and organisations; creating a unified voice for advocacy on key advocacy areas for
people living with HIV at all levels of the response.
A special satellite to present outcomes and recommendations identified at LIVING 2012 will take place on Monday
July 23, 18:30-20:30, MR2, Washington Convention Center.
Media is welcome to attend the closing press conference on July 20, at 17.30. LIVING 2012 will take place at FHI360
Conference Centre, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009 USA. Please RSVP with media liaison Manuel da
Quinta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Manuel da Quinta| email: email@example.com
tel: +221 77 450 2369
Martin Stolk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
tel: +31 20 423 4114 4
The LIVING 2012 conference and process is supported by the LIVING Partnership, a consortium of organizations committed
to strengthening the movement of people living with HIV and their communities. Read more
The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is the global network for and by people living with HIV.
GNP+ advocates to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. Driven by the needs of people living with HIV worldwide, GNP+
supports people living with HIV through their organisations and networks. GNP+ works to ensure equitable access to health and social
services, by focusing on social justice, rights and more meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in programme and policy
development - the GIPA principle. www.gnpplus.net
More information about this news release:
GNP+ Martin Stolk, Communications officer,
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or phone +31-20-423 4114
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