IAS Educational Fund collaboration with APCOM during the RRRAP Conference 2020
The IAS - International AIDS Society - in collaboration with APCOM in Thailand, supported the organization of two workshops during the unique ‘hybrid’ online-offline Rights, Resources, Resilience Asia-Pacific Community Conference (RRRAP CON) 2020 2020 from 23 to 25 November 2020. The first workshop will focus on Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in service delivery. The second workshop will concentrate on the principles of ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)’, both in the national context of Thailand and regionally.
Expanding access to HIV service delivery through Differentiated Service Deliveries through community models
With focus on Differentiated Service Delivery and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in service delivery, this workshop held on 24 November, aimed to establish a precedent on the need for DSD in Asia-Pacific, increase the understanding of CBOs about DSD, identify existing community models to be adapted in other countries and enable CBOs to define their roles in relation to HIV service delivery.
“No Time For Excuses”: U=U in Asia-Pacific
With focus the messaging of U=U in Asia-Pacific, this workshop held on 24 and 25 November, aimed to develop key messaging to be used in clinical settings to increase uptake of ART and promote ART adherence, as well as to promote a common understanding among medical practitioners about the science behind the principle of ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’.
Both workshops were open to healthcare workers, researchers, advocates, key populations representatives and policy makers across South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.