Seminar: LGBTI organisations fighting HIV and STIs - Moving to Action!
On 21-22 February, ILGA-Europe, together with the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), held a follow-up capacity-building seminar on fighting HIV and STIs.
In February 2017, ILGA-Europe and EATG jointly held a capacity-building seminar on the role of LGBTI organisations in efforts to address HIV and STIs (find out more about that seminar here). The capacity seminar aimed at providing participants with scientific knowledge regarding HIV-STIs, at identifying barriers that hinder LGBTI activism in the area, and at enabling participants to overcome those barriers and ensure that LGBTI activists are empowered to fully participate in this fight. Participants elaborated actions plans to step up their organisations’ activities regarding sexual health.
Last year, we had organized a first seminar aimed at providing participants with scientific knowledge regarding HIV-STIs and at identifying barriers that hinder LGBTI activism in the area. Based on this, this year, we wanted to more directly dive into exchange of practices and projects. We focused on the 90/90/90 strategy, and in particular, on the 10% of people who are not reached by current testing, prevention and treatment programmes. Participants learnt about how to put in place community-based testing, how to advocate for PrEP, and how to campaign and raise funds on sexual health.
The report of the event can be obtained by contacting Sophie Aujean, Senior Policy and Programmes Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org .