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

Media advisories

Press conference schedule for Thursday 26 July

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Dear Journalists,

Please see below for the press conference schedule for tomorrow, Thursday, 26 July, 2018. Sessions will take place in either press conference room 1 (G106-107) or press conference room 2 (G109) as indicated below. Both press conference rooms are located on the first floor of the RAI Amsterdam, directly above the media centre.

All official AIDS 2018 press conferences will be live streamed here, and individual press releases for each official AIDS 2018 press conference will be shared in advance with the direct live stream link.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Thursday, 26 July
10:00-10:45 CET         
Topic: Sex workers & end demand policies
Location: PCR2, G109
Overview: This press conference will feature new studies showing that laws intended to “end demand” for sex work may be creating barriers to HIV prevention and care.

  • Research examining Canada’s decision to adopt “end demand” legislation in 2014
  • Reviewing the impact of the “end demand” law in France, adopted in 2016
  • Sex worker and other key population perspectives on end demand policies
  • Provider perspective on sex workers' HIV prevention and treatment needs
  • Youth engagement and sex work advocacy 


  • Linda-Gail Bekker (Chair), AIDS 2018 International Chair
  • Elena Argento, University of British Columbia Research Associate, Gender and Sexual Health Initiative
  • Hélène, Lebail, CNRS - Sciences Po, Centre de Recherches Internationales, Paris, France
  • Duduzile (Dudu) Dlamini, SWEAT/Sisonke and Mothers for the Future Coordinator
  • Loveness Bowa Gunda, Drop-In Centre Manager, Health Worker, YONECO
  • O'Cindy Cynthia Samuels, Youth Representative, Guyana Sex Workers Coalition

11:00-11:45 CET
Topic: BRAZIL: Latin America HIV/AIDS champion is the first developing country to provide treatment for all and free PrEP
Location: PCR2, G109
Organizer: Brazilian Ministry of Health

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