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IAS 2019 – Trans Communities Sessions

IAS 2019

The IAS Conference 2019 is being held in Mexico City from 21-24 July, with the Community Forum from 20-21 July and the 4th LAC Platform Forum from 18-20 July. GATE will be attending all three events.

Information for Activists

Activist Room

The Activist Room is available for all Key Population communities to use as a meeting space during the conference.

To book the space, contact one of the Community Activist Liaisons (CALS).

You can find them in the CALS office beside the Activist Room, located next to Palacio de Valparaíso 3 (past Palacio de Valparaíso 1 & 2).

Alternatively, contact them directly: Erika +5215543547063; Paul +5215543607703. 

NOTE: These numbers are no longer in use.

Sessions relevant to Trans Communities

There are so many sessions at the IAS Conference 2019 that GATE has created a guide to events specifically relevant to trans and gender diverse communities. This list is not exhaustive, but lists events with the most relevance to trans and gender diverse communities.

Sunday 21 July

2:45-4:45pm – One year on: Updated WHO guidelines on first line treatment for people living with HIV – Palacio de Valparaíso 1

Organizer: WHO

5:00-7:00pm  – Transgender Health Care in Latin America: How to improve the HIV care continuum – Casa del Diezmo 1 y 2

Organizer: Fundacion Huésped

Monday 22 July

8:45-10:15am – Plenary Session – Sala A

At 9:45am, Asa Radix, Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre presents on “Implementation science around transgender issues”

1:00-2:00pm – More than HIV care: Integrating services for positive health outcomes – Casa del Diezmo 1 y 2

At 1:00pm, Kritima Samitpol, PREVENTION, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre presents Oral Poster Discussion on “Integrating gender-affirming hormone treatment into HIV services facilities access to HIV testing, syphilis testing, PrEP, and other sexual health services among transgender women in Thailand”

2:30-4:00pm – Perspectives of transgender women on HIV prevention and care – Casa del Diezmo 3 y 4

Bridging Session

6:30-8:30pm – New approaches to monitor HIV services and accelerate the response to HIV among MSM and transgender women in Latin America – Palacio de Valparaíso 1

Organizer: Pan American health Organization/WHO, Ibero-American Network on MSM and Trans Studies, Coalition Plus

Tuesday 23 July

8:45am-10:15am – Plenary Session – Sala A

At 9:20am, Ingrid Bassett, Massachusetts General Hospital presents on “Barriers to access to diagnosis and treatment”

2:30pm-4:00pm – Gender matters: How gender-transformative approaches are changing the HIV response – Casa del Diezmo 3 y 4

At 3:40pm, GATE’s Director of Programs Erika Castellanos will interview Deborah Birx, PEPFAR on “What are the secrets to success? Exploring best practices from gender transformative interventions”

6:30-8:30pm – PrEP implementation for MSM and Trans Women in Latin America – Early lessons from the ImPrEP initiative: Reaching, engaging and retaining – Palacio de Valparaíso 1

Organizer: National Institute of Infections Diseases Evandro Chagas – FIOCRUZ

Wednesday 24 July

2:30-4:00pm – PrEP, prevent, test: Increasing young key populations’ uptake of HIV prevention and testing services – Palacio de Valparaíso 2

At 2:43pm, Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin, Centre of Excellent for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, Chulalongkorn University presents on “Engaging young MSM and transgender women in HIV prevention/PrEP”