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Interfaith Pre-Conference to the
International AIDS Conference 2022

Taking Action to Overcome HIV Stigma & Discrimination

Comprehensive, Compassionate Care for All

27-28 July 2022 (08:00-18:00 EST)
Hybrid Event - Montreal, Canada (Plaza Centre-Ville, 777 Blvd Robert-Bourassa) + virtual


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Interfaith Preconference

Recording of Sessions (videos open in Youtube)


  1. Provide opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, & capacity building among faith communities and religious leaders working to support the global HIV response;

  2. Highlight effective interventions by all sectors to address HIV stigma and discrimination, especially in relation to children, adolescents, women, and key population groups;

  3. Identify ways to support/replicate these interventions through collaborations that identify distinctive roles for faith communities and religious leaders;

  4. Strengthen broader anti-stigma efforts by presenting models that integrate other relevant services (e.g., mental health services) and amplify innovations from other anti-stigma efforts in response to other conditions (e.g., COVID or TB)

  5. Build and strengthen the potential and reach of faith leaders and communities to address inequalities;

  6. Link participants to new and existing opportunities for ongoing collaboration beyond this conference

  7. Exploring moral and ethical framework that are life-giving.

Upcoming Events

  • The Role of African Faith Community Interventions To End Paediatric and  Adolescent HIV
    Mon, Jun 26
    Hybrid event
    A UNAIDS PCB Side event | Hosted by the PEPFAR – UNAIDS Faith Initiative
  • Challenges to Paediatric HIV Care
    Tue, May 30
    Link to be shared prior to the event
    The webinar, Challenges to paediatric HIV care, will draw on the findings from the 2022 HIV clinical care data analysis, The Contributions of Faith-based Health Providers in Kenya Toward the 95-95-95 Treatment Goals: An Analysis of Health Services Data in Kenya, conducted by the Academic Consortium.
  • Interfaith Pre-Conference AIDS2022 - Taking Action to Overcome HIV Stigma & Discrimination
    Wed, Jul 27
    Montréal - La Plaza Centre-Ville-EVO
    UNAIDS – PEPFAR Faith Initiative and Interfaith Health Platform’s Interfaith Pre-Conference to the International AIDS Conference 2022
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