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Workshop Focus Area

AIDS 2010 workshop Programme has been grouped into three broad areas targeting a particular audience. These areas cover a range of content and teach specific skills that can be applied within the workplace or life setting. The main purpose of the grouping is to guide delegates seeking to develop or enhance skills about a specific topic to the workshop that will best correspond to their need. The workshops have been clustered in either scientific, community or leadership and accountability fields.

Below is the list of workshops under each broad theme. For more detailed information on a specific topic, visit the programme-at-a-glance

Professional Development

These workshops promote and enhance knowledge transfer, skills development and collaborative learning about the latest scientific research and breakthroughs in policy and programme issues.

List of workshops selected from the public submission
  1. Crime and Punishment: Making the Case Against the Criminalization of HIV Transmission
  2. Distance Based Learning Technologies E-Health and Social Media for Clinical HIV Management
  3. Implementing Evidence-Based HIV/STD Prevention Programs
  4. Improving Access to ARV’s Through Compulsory Licensing: A How-To Course
  5. Improving Access to Pregnancy Planning and Reproductive Options for People Living with HIV through Evidence Based Policy Development and Advocacy
  6. Pediatric Disclosure: How to Talk and What to Explain about HIV to Children
  7. Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Complications of HIV Disease: Designing and Delivering Services in Different Settings
  8. Scaling up HIV Testing and Counselling in Eastern Europe and Central Asia with Major Emphasis on at Risk and Vulnerable Populations
  9. Scientific Integrity and Ethical Issues in Publishing in the Field of HIV and AIDS
  10. Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C in Gay, Bisexual and other Men who have sex with Men, who are living with HIV
  11. Street Children and Vulnerabilities to STD/AIDS: Building Bridges between Health Services and the Streets
  12. Using Strategic Information for Advocacy. Policy Development and Affective Programming for most at-risk Young People (MARYP)
  13. Where’s the Care? – Integrating Palliative Care into HIV Services
List of workshops designed by the Conference Coordinating and Programme Committees
  1. Access to Quality, Sustainable HIV Treatment: A Patients’ Rights Advocacy through Courts and Media
  2. Amphetamines and HIV/AIDS: What is Known, What is Needed
  3. Building Capacity to Conduct Population-Based Surveillance and Monitoring of HIV Drug Resistance and Associated Factors
  4. Building Capacity to Set National Targets and Collect Data on Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care for People who Inject Drugs
  5. Change your Countries Discriminatory Laws: How to Advocate for Removal of HIV-specific Travel and Resistance Restrictions
  6. Criminalization: A Thorn in the Side of Effective Prevention, Treatment and Care Programming
  7. From HIV to TB Activism: How Activism from the HIV Movement has Helped in the Development of Activism in Other Sectors
  8. HIV Prevention Leadership for Policy Makers
  9. HIV Reservoirs: What are the Strategies for HIV Eradication?
  10. How to Do Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS) in Populations at Risk
  11. How to Integrate Drug Treatment and ART
  12. How to Manage Suspicions of Second Line ART Failures in Developing Countriesv
  13. Motivational Interviewing for Service Providers: Get in Motion to Motivate Change
  14. Publish or Perish for Junior Authors: Writing and Publishing Scientific Manuscripts on HIV/AIDS and Related Topics
  15. Using Quality Improvement Methods to Strengthen HIV Care

Community Skills Development

These workshops provide the opportunity for HIV stakeholders to learn from evidence-based programmes of community based organizations.

List of workshops selected from the public submission
  1. Designing and Implementing Quality Control Protocol for Community Services for Vulnerable Groups
  2. Exploiting the Potential of New Technologies for Online HIV/AIDS Outreach and Prevention for MSM: Engaging in Community-Based Behavioural Research to Produce Animations for Screen-Based Prevention on Social Networks, Mobile Phones and Mp3 Players
  3. GIPA: Learning by Doing, A Practical Example
  4. HIV Pathogenesis Update 2010: Understanding the Role of Immune Activation & Inflammation in HIV Infection
  5. Honoring Life: Constructing the Most Effective HIV Prevention among People Injecting Drugs by Adding Overdose Prevention Work
  6. How to Develop Proposals on Community Systems Strengthening for the GFATM
  7. How to Map Vulnerability and Provide Services Effectively for Sex Workers, MSM and IDUs in Resource-limited Settings
  8. How to Support your Adolescents? Sexuality, Disclosure, Adherence and Transition
  9. Male Participation in Prevention of Vertical HIV Transmission Programmes: Mobilizing Men to Protect Their Partners and Children from HIV Infection and Access HIV Care and Treatment
  10. Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders in HIV-Current Knowledge Base, Emerging Issues and Advocacy Needs for Clinicians, Treatment Educators and Counselors’
  11. Observatoire de la Société Civile Comme Mécanisme de Veille de la Réponse Au VIH Dans le Contexte du Financement du Fond Mondial
  12. Our Bodies, Our Rights: Young Women's Forum on SRHR
  13. Positive Parenting: Building Capacities of Health Care Providers to Address Emerging Issues in Parenting
  14. Practical Tools: How Positive Women can get Funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  List of workshops designed by the conference coordinating and conference committee
  1. Advocating for Women-centered HIV Prevention Technologies and Environments
  2. Ageing and HIV: Responding to the Challenge
  3. Applying the Criminal Law to HIV Transmission: Is This What Women Really Need?
  4. Best Practices in Documenting Human Rights Abuses
  5. Beyond the Scoop: Skills Building for Journalists and CBOs/NGOs in Interpreting and Communicating Trial Results for New HIV Prevention Technologies
  6. Building Capacity of the PLHIV to do Operations Research on HIV Prevention
  7. Burnout Prevention for Social Workers
  8. "Channels of Hope" for Faith and Secular Community Sensitization and Mobilization to Scale-up the Response to HIV
  9. Community and Home-Based Care of Children Affected by HIV and AIDS: Models of Caregiver Support and Training
  10. Community-led Structural Interventions
  11. Safe Sex Skills and Knowledge Development among Men who have Sex with Men in Low and Middle Income Countries
  12. Safer Feeding for HIV-Exposed Children: How to Integrate Infant Feeding into Community-Cased HIV Prevention Activities
  13. Sero-difference: Experiences about Sex and Relationships
  14. Social Marketing is More than Condom Promotion: Use of Social Marketing in HIV/AIDS Programmes to Facilitate Behavior Change, Action, and Community Mobilization Among Various Target Audiences
  15. The Power of Participatory Communication Approaches: Amplifying Voices and Empowering People Affected By AIDS
  16. Theatre of the Oppressed: Facilitated Arts-based Grassroots Public Debate on HIV-related Human Rights
Leadership and Accountability Skills Development

These workshops provide a platform to learn innovative skills, critical for an effective response to the HIV epidemic, for new and current leaders. Participants will also develop and or enhance their skills on assessing and measuring commitments and actions of leaders.

List of workshops selected from the public submission
  1. Challenging and Changing Drug Policy: Educating Stakeholders about Harm Reduction Based Policies in Eurasia
  2. Developing an Accountability Framework for Civil Society Representatives Working on Global Health Issues
  3. Friend or Foe? Partnering with Media for an Effective HIV/AIDS Response
  4. Holding Leaders Accountable: Are Governments Fulfilling Their Commitments? A Discussion on how to Assess the Results and Start Improving the HIV/AIDS Response for Women
  5. How to Create and Use Effective Video for Rights-Based HIV/AIDS Documentation and Advocacy: Strategies Learned from Intensive Trainings with Rights-based Advocates
  6. Human Rights in HIV Programmes: What Community Leaders Need to Know and Do
  7. "I want my rights now!" - A Toolkit for Young People to Advocate Successfully
  8. Measuring Up: Training Pack for Civil Society Organizations Evaluating HIV and AIDS- related Advocacy
  9. Palliative Care as a Human Right
  10. Positive People Speaking in Public
  11. Using the PLHIV Stigma Index Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia: An Opportunity for Those Already Implementing and Those Interested in Starting to Address Common Issues Arising from the Results of Research
  12. Vital Voices Leadership Programme – Positive Leadership in Action
  13. Wise Investment: Supporting CSO’s to Safeguard their Productivity
List of workshops designed by the conference coordinating and conference committee
  1. Building and working with Leadership of People who Use Drugs
  2. Developing the Voice and Visibility of Women Living with HIV: From Isolation to Involvement
  3. Keeping the Promise: Using Budget and Community Monitoring to Hold Governments Accountable for Universal Access
  4. Leaders Dialogue
  5. Scaling Up Key Programmes to Protect Human Rights
  6. Tools for Challenging Human Rights Abuses Against People who Use Drugs
  7. Towards Universal Access: Young People in Action
  8. UNGASS Monitoring and Evaluation: How we can Improve the Involvement of Community Organizations