Resources and Reading

AIDS 2020 Letter of Concern from IRMA and TAG – Nov 2018. Updated: See this Response to the Open Letter to AIDS 2020 Conference Organizers. 

HIV PowerShift – It’s a Crucial Time to Speak Out: AIDS2020ForAll  – Sept 26, 2018

St. James Infirmary Statement of Solidarity with AIDS 2020 for All – Sept 10, 2018 There Might Be an Alternative AIDS Conference in 2020 – Sept 4, 2018

Washington Blade: Trump policies prompt calls to move global AIDS conference out of U.S. – Aug 1, 2018

MedPage: UCSF researchers debate holding AIDS 2020 in the Bay Area – July 31, 2018 Bill Clinton’s speech at international AIDS conference disrupted by protesters – July 27, 2018

MedPage: 2020 AIDS Meeting in Bay Area Sparks Early Controversy – July 26, 2018

Bay Area Reporter: Activists want next AIDS confab out of Bay Area – July 25, 2018

Agencia de Noticias da AIDS: AIDS 2018: Movimento de aids protesta contra conferência de São Francisco em 2020, nos Estados Unidos – July 25, 2018

East Bay Business Times: Citing Trump policies, movement builds to shift important AIDS meeting from Bay Area – July 24, 2018

AIDS 2018 Press Conference: George Ayala from MPact and Keletso Makofane from the IAS Governing Council: “The [AIDS 2020] decision reflects AIDS, Inc’s deafness to community issues and requests to International AIDS Society… We are planning with other key population-led networks to produce an alternative event outside the US in 2020” – July 25, 2018

AIDS 2018 Press Conference: Jonathan Cohen from Open Society Foundation to International AIDS Society “”IAS – please do what these governments do not do. Meet with communities, hear their voice. Before the week ends, convene an emergency town hall about AIDS 2020.” – July 25, 2018 Citing Safety Concerns, AIDS Activists Call on AIDS2020 to Pull Out of San Francisco and Trump’s America- July 24, 2018

Upfront on George Ayala from MPact Global Health and Rights and Naina Khanna from Positive Women’s Network-USA on concerns about IAS decision to  host AIDS 2020 in San Francisco – aired July 23, 2018 (interview starts at 35:00)

California Healthline: Choice Of Bay Area For AIDS Conference Exposes Tension Among Activists – April 20, 2018

Global Constituency-led Networks Call Upon IAS to Re-evaluate Decision to Bring the International AIDS Conference to the U.S. in 2020 – MPact Global Health and Rights

Letter from over 60 US-based human rights organizations, including all the US-based national networks of people living with HIV, opposing the choice of San Francisco for the 2020 International AIDS Conference – Positive Women’s Network-USA

Don’t Hold the AIDS 2020 Conference on U.S. Soil, Urge HIV Groups –

U.S. Networks of People With HIV Oppose U.S. Location for 2020 International AIDS

Travel policies make U.S. unsafe for AIDS conference, activists say – NBC News

Technology conferences move north as Trump policies turn off attendees

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