International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV&AIDS

2014 International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS 
Dates: Thursday 17- Saturday 19 July 2014
Venue: L'Aqua and Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia


Friday, July 18, 2014 (Sydney):   It is with heavy hearts that the International  Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS, the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organising Committee and delegates attending the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS express our sincere condolences to all people on Air Malaysia flight MH17, particularly to friends and colleagues who were on their way to Australia to attend the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne next week.
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of those lost in this tragedy.
On behalf of the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS, conference delegates, IGWHA and the conference co-chairs,
A/Professor James Ward,
Michael Costello-Czok
Ken Clement
Marama Pala
The International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS is a pre conference to the International AIDS conference to be held in Australia for the first time ever in 2014. The Pre-Conference is an IIWGHA (International Indigenous Working Group on HIV&AIDS) event, co-hosted by an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organising Committee(AATSIOC).


AATSIOC would like to acknowledge the traditional owners’ of the land, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We would like to pay our respects to our elders both past and present, and all Aboriginal people’s from whatever Aboriginal nation you may come from.

The Indigenous Pre-Conference has been accepted as an independent affiliated event of IAC 2014. 
The Pre-Conference is being funded and supported by the NSW Ministry of Health, The Australian Government Department of Health and the Government of Canada. Logistics of the conference are being organised by the ASHM Conference team

We encourage everyone interested in, affected by or working within the HIV Sector and wider Blood-Bourne Viruses within Indigenous Communities to attend the conference


REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED ON OUR SYSTEM. If you would like to attend please call the secretariat on +61 2 8204 0770 and we will pre-register OR advise you if you will need to register at the conference
Announcing the Indigenous Peoples Positive Gathering and Youth Meet up to be held Thursday 17 July from 2pm – 5pm.  RSVPs required.  See more information

The new Registration Brochure is now available for viewing.

A more detailed program outline is now available.  View the excellent program that is being developed by the committees for the conference

We recommend if you are to attend from overseas that you submit your visa application urgently as this can take some time.  See further information here.

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