10th IAS Conference on HIV Science | 21-24 July 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico

The Local Charitable Giving Programme

The Local Charitable Giving Programme financially supports a local project each year in the city that is hosting the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science.

For each conference, a request for proposal is published on the conference website to enable interested local organizations or programmes working on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic to bid. The local office and partner(s) are invited to suggest organizations that could be interesting in bidding.

Delegates have the option to contribute to the programme through the registration process. Delegates can choose an amount to donate by ticking a box on the registration form (US$5, $15, $25 or $50). The funds collected are transferred to the organization or programme after the conference.

Red Mexicana de Personas que Viven con VIH/SIDA, A. C., selected for the IAS 2019 Local Charitable Giving Programme

People living with HIV and supporters of the HIV response founded the Red Mexicana de Personas que Viven con VIH/SIDA, A.C., (Red de PVVS) in Mexico in 1999.

Red de PVVS is committed to improving the quality of life of people living with and vulnerable to HIV by providing professional, comprehensive health services. The association addresses the implications of living with HIV. It provides support, initiates changes needed to strengthen the response to HIV, and develops strategies that provide time and space for people living with HIV to get involved in the response in a meaningful way.

The donations collected during IAS 2019 will be allocated to the following programmes:

  • Open Doors, which enables the performing of rapid tests (by counsellors in the relevant field) to detect HIV and other STIs.
  • Comprehensive Health Services, for people living with HIV, key populations and LGBT groups.
  • Trans Wednesday, which offers comprehensive health services (detection and counselling of HIV and STIs, mental health, nutrition and medical care) to transgender, transsexual and transvestite people.

By contributing to the IAS 2019 Local Charitable Giving Programme, you are helping Red Mexicana de Personas que Viven con VIH/SIDA, A. C., carry out its important mission of building a strong response to HIV.