Bay Area Event Guide

// Arts & Culture, Community Access & Engagement, Equity & Legacy, IAS, Policy & Politics, Scientific Leadership, Steering Committee
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 23rd International AIDS Conference will take place virtually from July 6 to July 10, 2020 with pre-conference events beginning June 30.  Throughout AIDS 2020 there will be free events that are open to everyone as well as events for those with conference registration.

This guide was compiled by San Francisco AIDS Foundation to highlight the work of scientists, service providers, artists, and advocates in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to add your event, please contact media@sfaf.org.

Events in the Global Village are free and open to the public. No conference registration is required. However, you will be required to create a conference account to access the Global Village.  This includes providing a name and email address, using a verification code that will be sent to your email address, creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.  You only need to do all this once; on subsequent visits you will just need to enter your email address and password.  

To register for access to the Global Village, use this link:
https://www.aids2020.org/global-village-youth-programme/

For a full schedule of events in the Global Village: visit https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/aids2020/attendee/confcal_5/session/list.

Public Charge Memo

// Policy & Politics
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

On February 7th, 2019 the American Friends of AIDS 2020 released this memo addressing concerns raised by the public around immigration issues for conference attendees:

“From: American Friends of AIDS2020

Date: February 7, 2019

Re: Public Charge and Implications for Traveling to the United States for AIDS2020

Recent policy changes and proposals regarding the definition of “public charge” have raised concerns about their potential impact on AIDS2020 conference attendees. A “public charge” is an individual who is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence”.

This memo provides an overview of these changes, focusing specifically on their implications for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants, the category of individuals who will be applying for temporary admission to the U.S. to attend AIDS2020. It further focuses on B-1 (business) and B-2 (tourist) visas, which are the most likely types of visas to be sought by conference attendees.”

Full memo linked below

Friends of AIDS2020 – Public Charge Memo

An open letter: AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

// Policy & Politics
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

We are proud of the communities we are – people living with HIV; men who have sex with men, transgender people, and other LGBTQI people; racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous people, immigrants and refugees; sex workers and people who inject drugs. We are scientists, clinicians and community advocates. We represent an international community, a United States and other countries around the globe that are resisting divisive politics and united in this historic and collective fight to end the HIV epidemic. Read more An open letter: AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee