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Realising Rights at the International AIDS Conference

Realising Rights partners and associates were active at the International AIDS Conference bringing a sexual and reproductive health and rights approach.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine were involved in sessions that explored:

High HIV incidence among men with genital ulcers in South Africa
Session: Pursuing Desire: Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention Integration
Monday, 4 August 2008, 16:30 - 18:00

Improvement in healing and reduction on HIV shedding following addition of episodic Acyclovir therapy to the syndromic management of genital ulceration; A randomized controlled trial
Session: Predictors of Successful Treatment of AIDS and Opportunistic Diseases
Monday, 4 August 2008, 14:30 - 16:00

Protecting the unprotected: drug-use, sexual networking and rights in Pakistan's fight against HIV/AIDS
Poster presentation
Wednesday, 6 August 2008

View the poster on 'Reaching male and transgender sex worker communities in Pakistan: addressing public and private identities'.

View the poster on ' Protecting the Unprotected Drug-Use, Sex-Work and Rights in Pakistan’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS'.

Jerker Edstrom from the Institute of Development Studies was involved in the following sessions:

Adolescent Prevention and the Family
Session: AIDS is a Family Disease: Findings of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS
Wednesday 6 August, 18:30 – 20:30

Politicising Masculinities
Session: MenEngage: Developing a global movement to work with boys and men for gender equality
Thursday 7 August, 18:30 to 20:30

Read Jerker's presentation.

Read a summary of the MenEngage satellite (pdf).


Find out more

To find out more you can visit the official International AIDS Conference web site.

The Institute of Development Studies has a programme on HIV and development

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are part of two Research Programme Consortia that look at HIV.

Research and Capacity Building in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV in Developing Countries.

Evidence for Action on HIV treatment and care systems.