Regional Community Forum on HIV Treatment in Children, Bangkok, Thailand.
Forum organizer: Regional Treatment Working Group*
Forum dates: 22 and 23 April 2011
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
A two-day Regional Community Forum on HIV Treatment in Children bringing together key stakeholders from the region (35 participants, 9 countries) providing an opportunity for discussions between community partners, medical providers, non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to identify knowledge gaps and propose advocacy strategies for next steps. Objectives:
· Understanding key issues in the care and treatment of children exposed to and infected with HIV, including the critical role of PMTCT, challenges of early infant diagnosis and access to optimal treatment options for ensuring the long-term survival of children living with HIV;
· Identifying the role of national networks of people living with HIV and of regional community and supporting organizations in advocating for the needs of children living with HIV; and
· Prioritizing and strategizing community advocacy activities around pediatric HIV treatment and care, including resource needs for promoting optimal treatment and care for children living with HIV.
* Regional Treatment Working Group is a partnership platform of TREAT Asia, Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+), International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Access Campaign
Organization: TREAT Asia Asia
Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+)