General information

The convening of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2014 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the Asia Pacific region’s HIV epidemic and the unique responses to it. Gathering in Melbourne, we will work together to strengthen our efforts across all regions and around the world, building on the momentum of recent scientific advances and the momentum from AIDS 2012.

The biennial International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. It will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.

AIDS 2014 is expected to convene over 18 000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including 1,200 journalists. The conference will be held from 20-25 July 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The International AIDS Society, the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, with more than 16,000 members in 194 countries, is organizing AIDS 2014 in collaboration with international and local partners.

IDPC events at the conference

The UNGASS on drugs: how to get involved, and why?

Harm reduction funding in crisis - event organised by IDPC, HRI and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Other panels and events on drugs and HIV at the conference

Please also refer to the AIDS 2014 Conference Road Map: People who use drugs and people in prisons.

The International Drug User Networking Zone

The programme of the Drug User Networking Zone is available below.

To visit the conference website, please click here.

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