CSIH led the design, development, and coordination of the Canada Pavilion at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The International AIDS Conference is the world’s premier global conference on HIV and AIDS. The theme of AIDS 2018 was Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.
More than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries came together in Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). The work of Canadians was on display at the Canada Pavilion led by CSIH in collaboration with 20 organizations, the National Advisory Committee, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
CSIH would like to thank the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, the Minister of Health, for spending time at the Pavilion engaging with Canadian delegates. Minister Petitpas Taylor participated in activities, checked out the videos and resources available on touchscreen platforms. The Minister also spoke to CSIH staff about the planning process and took the time to get to know Pavilion volunteers. At the end of her visit, Minister Petitpas Taylor showed her Canadian spirit at the Pavilion photo booth!
Canada Pavilion Activities
The Pavilion featured a full program that highlighted Canadian research, community programs and the lived experience of people with HIV in an engaging and interactive way. Click here to view the full program.
National Advisory Committee
CSIH relied on the valuable support of a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for the organization of the Canada Pavilion at the AIDS 2018 conference. Click here to view the list of NAC members.
AIDS 2018 Resources
CSIH developed an online resource bank of Canadian research, programs, and policies to be highlighted at the conference. Click here to check it out.
Positive Living: HIV stories from Canada
A refugee who learns he is HIV positive when he arrives in Canada, a native person with a dual identity, a few ordinary Canadians who were told they would die soon, a victim of rape, a young woman born with HIV, a housewife, a youth educator…The video is out!