Last week, young people, people living with HIV, policy-makers, donors, researchers, program developers and many others working in the field of HIV gathered for the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC.  Youth was a major theme at this year’s conference, which emphasizes the importance of young people’s role in reversing the HIV epidemic.  We have put together the following recap of select FHI 360 youth-related presentations, conference declarations, links to blogs that provided live coverage, and daily bulletins to highlight some of the exciting events and outcomes from this landmark conference.

Selected FHI 360 Youth Poster Presentations:

Following are links to select poster presentations from the International AIDS Conference that highlight FHI 360’s innovative work with young people in the field of HIV.

“Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents Living with HIV”

“Feasibility of Recruiting Adolescent Women into a Mock HIV Prevention Trial”

“Do Adolescents Under 18 Years Old Warrant Inclusion in HIV Prevention Clinical Research?”

“Domestic Violence Among Young Women in Tanzania: Participant Experiences and Measurement Issues”

Youth Declaration for Change:

As part of the youth pre-conference events the Washington DC YouthForce and CrowdOutAIDS/UNAIDS invited young people to develop a list of priority HIV responses. These responses were compiled to create The Declaration for Change, a document intended to advance the vision for an AIDS-free generation. Visit the Declaration for Change website to learn more about this initiative.

Washington D.C. Declaration:

The Washington D.C. Declaration, initiated in partnership with the International AIDS Society; the International AIDS Conference; and the University of California, San Francisco; is a commitment to work toward ending the AIDS epidemic. Learn more about the Washington D.C. Declaration here.

Live Blog Coverage:

FHI 360’s Degrees blog and the Washington Post both provided daily live coverage of the conference events.  Check out the archives to see the highlights.  

AIDS 2012 Daily Bulletins:

International AIDS Conference organizers released six daily bulletins proving an overview of conference events. You can access all six bulletins here.