22nd International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018

Engagement tours at AIDS 2018

The Engagement Tours provide delegates with unique learning experiences through interactive site visits to local community-based organizations in Amsterdam. The goal is to exchange knowledge, best practices, successes, challenges and innovative solutions through dialogue and hands-on activities.

Tours are available to conference delegates at no cost. Registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are limited to one per delegate. As demand for the tours is high, we cannot guarantee space for all interested delegates.

The Netherlands was the first country in the world to create a monument for LGBT victims and the first to legalize same-sex marriages. In the roaring ’80 and ’90s, Amsterdam was the gay capital of the world. The tour tells the story of gay emancipation and the social movement that made it possible. This is a walking tour.

Tour schedule:

Monday, 23 July 2018, at 11:00.
The tour lasts for two hours and starts from the RAI Amsterdam.

About the organizer:

Special Amsterdam Tours offers walking tours in Amsterdam about special topics.

www.specialamsterdamtours.nl

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This tour starts with a presentation on how SHM monitors HIV in the Netherlands. It highlights the steps involved in the data collection process, which uses SHM’s new, state-of-the-art data entry system, DataCapTree. Visitors will be given the opportunity to work with a model of DataCapTree and enter mock data into the system themselves. The subsequent steps of quality control, data processing and analysis will be discussed, and examples of research and reporting will be presented.

Tour schedule:

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, at 15:00.
The tour lasts for two hours and starts from the RAI Amsterdam.

About the organizer:

Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) registers people living with HIV in the Netherlands and comprehensively maps HIV treatment outcomes in the country. Working with all 26 Dutch HIV treatment centres, SHM systematically collects HIV data for the long-term follow up of all registered individuals. The outcome of SHM’s research and collaborations provides tangible input into policy guidelines and further improves HIV care in the Netherlands.

www.hiv-monitoring.nl

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Participants will learn about the Dutch harm reduction approach, the situation in Amsterdam and the specific harm reduction services within De Regenboog Groep. The group will focus on services for the homeless, including existing models in low-threshold facilities to reinforce harm reduction (the actual situation and the challenges). To protect the privacy of its visitors, the group cannot organize a visit of its drop-in-centres. However, the presentation gives insight into daily practices and provides pictures and video materials. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss points.

Tour schedule:

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, at 11:00.
The tour lasts for two hours and starts from the RAI Amsterdam.

About the organizer:

De Regenboog Groep (the Rainbow Group) / Correlation Network is an Amsterdam-based NGO committed to people who find themselves in a situation of social exclusion due to homelessness, drug and alcohol use and mental health problems. The organization provides low-threshold services and harm reduction services, such as drop-in centres, night shelters, psychosocial support, drug consumption rooms and a needle exchange programme. More than 500 homeless people and hard drug users use these services daily. De Regenboog Groep works in close collaboration with local partners. It is the host of Correlation, the European network that works for social inclusion and health.

www.deregenboog.org | www.correlation-net.org

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Participants of this tour will learn about the history of the Dutch approach to drug use, drug policies and drug consumption rooms. Organizers will focus on drug consumption rooms, an effective harm reduction strategy to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C among people who use drugs. To protect the privacy of visitors, organizers cannot organize a visit of a drug consumption room. However, the presentation gives insight into daily practices and provides pictures and video materials. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss points.

Tour schedule:

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, at 14:00.
The tour lasts for two hours and starts from the RAI Amsterdam.

About the organizer:

De Regenboog Groep (the Rainbow Group) / Correlation Network is an Amsterdam-based NGO committed to people who find themselves in a situation of social exclusion due to homelessness, drug and alcohol use and mental health problems. The organization provides low-threshold services and harm reduction services, such as drop-in centres, night shelters, psychosocial support, drug consumption rooms and a needle exchange programme. More than 500 homeless people and hard drug users use these services daily. De Regenboog Groep works in close collaboration with local partners. It is the host of Correlation, the European network that works for social inclusion and health.

www.deregenboog.org | www.correlation-net.org

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Participants will be shown the IHLIA centre with its library, exhibition and information desk. A presentation provides insight into the goals and purpose of its work. The organization presents a selection of photos taken by Ajamu X, a black British LGBT artist, a series of portraits of young black LGBT artists and activists, and a series of portraits taken during the previous International AIDS Conference.

Tour schedule:

Thursday, 26 July 2018, at 12:00.
The tour lasts for two hours and starts from the RAI Amsterdam.

About the organizer:

IHLIA LGBT Heritage has been based in the main public library since 2007. It was, however, founded 40 years ago and now has one of the oldest and largest LGBT archives in the world. The organization collects and make accessible LGBT heritage in all forms. It offers online access through its website, and also assists users with their searches. IHLIA also serves the academic world and policy makers. People from all over the world visit the heritage centre.

www.ihlia.nl

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The Going Dutch tour is aimed at giving background information on how Mainline started and grew to become a significant player in the harm reduction field over the past 25 years. The tour highlights the role of harm reduction within HIV prevention programmes and Dutch drug policy. As Mainline is considered to be a knowledge hub on drugs, delegates’ knowledge on different types of drugs will be tested in a playful way with our “Dr Mainline game”.

Tour schedule:

Thursday, 26 July 2018, at 15:00.
The tour lasts for two hours and starts from the RAI Amsterdam.

About the organizer:

Mainline Foundation aims to promote the health of people who use drugs and to protect their human rights without focusing primarily on reducing drug use and with respect for the drug user’s freedom of choice and capabilities. All Mainline activities are carried out in the interests of harm reduction. Harm reduction offers people the chance to control their use of drugs and take back their lives within realistic boundaries. Harm reduction thus restores human dignity and increases quality of life for people who use drugs.

www.mainline.nl

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Engagement tours registration form

Please fill out the form below to register for one of the AIDS 2018 engagement tours. All fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

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