July 28, 2015
Statement from the People living with HIV and communities affected by HIV
in support of The Vancouver Consensus (2015)
This post originally appeared on the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) website.
About the Vancouver Consensus (2015):
The Vancouver Consensus (2015) is an urgent call to world leaders, donors, governments, clinicians and civil society to ensure that all people living with HIV have access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment upon diagnosis and the strategic use of ARVs for treatment and prevention in order to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. The Vancouver Consensus was released at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015).
About the Canadian Declaration by Persons living with HIV (2015):
The purpose of The Canadian Declaration by Persons living with HIV (2015) is to demonstrate community support for the Vancouver Consensus (2015), and to reaffirm that the guiding values of people living with HIV and the communities most affected by the epidemic must be meaningfully and equitably engaged throughout the entire continuum of the HIV response. The Canadian Declaration by Persons living with HIV builds upon the Denver Principles (1983), the Montreal Manifesto (1989), and the Toronto Charter (2006), among statements that have guided the history of the HIV response as a community-led global movement.
This Declaration was drafted by people living with HIV and their allies attending the 8TH Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment (IAS 2015).
For a full list of signers, you can view it at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15iOr3iFWkpe-a5WAJ7QUpe8x5g3KgVJAOz7-zCCXjOs/edit#gid=478849343 (this is a sharable google form that can be embedded should you and/or organization want to repost the Canadian Declaration by Persons Living with HIV on your site with the google form for signers to sign-on).