Asia & Pacific
AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific
The AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (ASAP) was a product of the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in 1990. It’s permanent Secretariat is located in Bangkok, Thailand. ASAP is a non-governmental body consisting of national research and advocacy organizations. ASAP is committed to:
For more information, visit: www.aidssocietyap.org/index.php.
- reducing the transmission and impact of HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Region;
- encouraging, promoting and sustaining coalition building, partnerships and alliances;
- promoting equality in sexual and reproductive health as well as gender mainstreaming;
- serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s interests and causes, and fighting discrimination against sex workers;
- reducing the transmission and impact of HIV/AIDS;
- exchange of new information and technologies;
- Influencing policy development and working with different regional sectors to increase advocacy.
IAS and ASAP began collaborating in 2006 when the Gates Foundation agreed to ASAP’s request for a grant which was then channelled through IAS. ASAP then requested IAS’s support in organizing their 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific and gave IAS a seat on its Executive Committee. IAS and ASAP have a Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed in July 2007. This understanding covers their collaboration in advocacy and policy, membership and governance, institutional capacity building, and conference organizing.
The IAS has collaborated with the AIDS society of Asia and the Pacific (ASAP) and their conference, the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) since 2004. When requested, the IAS has been able to provide technical assistance, tools, and materials on membership and governance. IAS also works with the organization to create joint policy and to increase advocacy about HIV/AIDS in the region. ASAP continues to build a stronger secretariat and has become a more active and visible organization.
ASAP is also the regional science partner for AIDS 2014.
The International Congress on Aids in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)
The International Congress on Aids in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) is a biennial conference in different regions of Asia and the Pacific. It is comprised of research, policy and advocacy programmes for the Asia and Pacific region.
The 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 2013) was held on 18-23 November 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme is Asia/Pacific Reaching Triple Zero: Investing in Innovation.
For more information, visit: www.icaap11.org.
The 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 2014) will be held, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Click on the links below for a summary of previous ICAAP conferences:
ICAAP 10 (2011) | ICAAP 9 (2009) | Previous ICAAPs