AIDS 2016 Durban, South Africa
It was a great pleasure for Atlas2018 to take part in the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), in Durban, South Africa. The biennial International AIDS Conference truly is the premier meeting where science, leadership and community meet for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.
Over 18,000 delegates from around the world including up to 1,000 journalists were attending the conference.
For Atlas2018 it was an inspiring and very productive week. We were able to portray great Frontrunners like Edwin Cameron, Lydia Mungherera and Charles Bouchier. We got the opportunity to meet and speak with dozens of PLHIV from all over the world. (See their personal and often touching contributions on Global Village.).
It was fun but also quite emotional to spend a full week with so many old and new friends. 20,000 men and women coming together to end Aids, that’s really something. There’s still a lot to but the conference in Durban was a wonderful and energizing event we’ll carry with us till AIDS2018 in Amsterdam.
Marjolein Annegarn took many great pictures that captured the spirit of this week really well. Enjoy!