Dr. Avnish Jolly, 22 July :The Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN) and the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) supported by the International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) would like to invite you to attend and participate in the Positive Drug User Affiliated Event as part of the pre-conference activities at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City on Saturday, August 2, 2008.
Modeled on the Drug User Congress held annually at the International Harm Reduction Conference, this Affiliated Event seeks to bring together people who use drugs and are living with or affected by HIV to coordinate their efforts throughout the conference and beyond.
As all around the world many drug users are living with HIV, the International AIDS Conference is a critical platform for positive drug user engagement and advocacy and offers an opportunity for progress on ensuring meaningful user involvement and participation in the global response to HIV/AIDS.
As such, the objectives of the Affiliated Event will include:
1-Providing participants with guidance on conference logistics
and access to methadone in Mexico;
2- Identifying key advocacy issues to be raised and promoted
throughout the Conference;
3- Reviewing the 2004 Leadership Statement and the 2006
Declaration of Unity and revise commitments through a new joint
4- Linking key stakeholders together through networking.
Note that lunch and refreshments will be provided to participants.
Saturday, 2 August 2008(10:00 – 15:30)
Fiesta Americana Reforma Hotel
Avenida Paseo de la Reforma 80
Colonia Juárez, Mexico City 06600
Please confirm participation before Friday July 25, 2008 to
K. Jean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more information about the Affiliated Event, please contact
Tanne de Goei (email@example.com) and Pascal Tanguay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Asian Harm Reduction Network
e-mail: <hopeofperth@ yahoo.com>