The work of Youth Against AIDS and the numerous young people who are volunteering in the international association, takes place practically and in direct exchange with other educational initiatives and young people. Events such as the Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC) in Hong Kong, which takes place June 27-30 in Hong Kong’s Convention & Exhibition Center, are important for the youth association.
Youth Against AIDS and main sponsor Gilead are actively involved in the event, which offers itself as an immense exchange platform for the progress in AIDS prevention. The main focus of the APACC is to connect the scientific knowledge with the practical application. Just as Youth Against AIDS directly exchanges with peers by peers and communicates on eye-level in schools, the event addresses the regional and local problems of the Asia-Pacific region. Unlike large platforms, local and regional solutions will be sought during the event to address those affected and put an end to the deadly disease in Asia.
The current Youth Against AIDS awareness campaign, which seeks to strengthen the role of the youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS and by that creates a future without the disease, is meeting the pulse of the time: strong partners like Gilead, who contribute to a progress at the conference, commits with symposia such as “One Step Further – Can Asia become free from HIV?”, that inform about local challenges in which education and treatment options are discussed.
Currently, the APACC is the only platform dedicated to the medical community around HIV in the Asia-Pacific region. Talks followed by debates and workshops support progress and make it possible to take action to help people affected by HIV/AIDS so that they have the possibility to achieve a fulfilled life.
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