IAS 2017 Local Charitable Giving Programme

The Local Charitable Giving Programme financially supports a local project each year in the host city of the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science that is working on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic. Each year, delegates have the option to contribute to this programme through the registration process and every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the International AIDS Society (IAS).

This year the IAS is proud to support Towards an AIDS-Free Paris (“Vers Paris sans sida”) as the local project for the Local Charitable Giving Programme of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017).

About ‘Towards an AIDS-Free Paris’

Towards an AIDS-Free Paris is the result of a consultation with non-governmental organizations and civil society, driven by the mayor and city council of Paris.

The aim of Towards an AIDS-Free Parisis to raise between 1 and 2 million euros to finance actions that contribute to ending HIV transmission by:

  • Increasing testing for key populations affected by HIV
  • Developing and increasing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes within key populations
  • Campaigns for target audiences and the broader public on combination HIV prevention

The positive and inclusive strategy of Towards an AIDS Free Parisincludes programmes adapted to each population’s specific needs:

  • People living with HIV: preventing late diagnosis, facilitating access to care, providing social support, increasing the impact of treatment as prevention
  • Men who have sex with men: an asset-based approach focusing on sexual health and overall well-being, with an emphasis on combination HIV prevention strategies (including HIV testing, PrEP, and treatment as prevention)
  • Migrants from countries with high HIV prevalence: advocacy to remove legal barriers and improve access to social services including HIV treatment and care, HIV testing, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Transgender people: increasing visibility, equality, and support for the community’s health and rights
  • Sex workers: ensuring access to health care and rights for the community

Towards an AIDS Free Paris was kicked off on 1 December 2014 when the City of Paris, together with UNAIDS, UN Habitat and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, issued the Paris Declaration to engage the largest cities in the world to reach the 90-90-90 target by 2020:

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their status
  • 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV will receive treatment
  • 90% of all people receiving treatment will achieve viral suppression

In Paris, 90% of the epidemic is concentrated in two groups: men who have sex with men (52%) and migrants from countries with high HIV prevalence (38%). New HIV diagnoses in Paris are five times higher than in other areas of France.

More information about Towards an AIDS-Free Paris (French only)