The Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC) invites you to join the global adolescent HIV movement!
The ATC, currently hosted within the International AIDS Society (IAS), is comprised of individuals and organizations working across the world to improve treatment access for adolescents and young people living with HIV. As we move towards ending AIDS by 2030 a collective agenda is needed in order to centre efforts to improve access to treatment for adolescents living with HIV.
By joining the coalition, you will join a platform of leaders from across the world working in research, service provision, treatment access, youth development and advocacy focused on calling attention to gaps and proposing solutions that improve the quality of life of adolescents living with HIV. The ATC platform enhances collaboration and activities among stakeholders within the HIV response in order to ensure coordinated efforts to end AIDS among adolescents living with HIV.
How to join?
The Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition has two different membership opportunities.
These are individuals/organizations/institution/network with a demonstrated record of accomplishment of leadership in addressing adolescent HIV/AIDS issues. Core members commit to participating actively in coalition building and programmatic advocacy work.
All membership applications will be reviewed by the ATC Steering Committee. Applicants will be informed of the review outcome by December 2017. Please send any questions or comments to ATC Coordinator Carlo Oliveras.
About the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition:
The Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition is a diverse community united in advocacy to make quality treatment and care available to all adolescents living with HIV. We are a collective voice promoting accountability in the HIV response that reflects the realities of adolescent lives.
Our advocacy work centres around four streams of work:
With Support for HIV Young Leaders Funds, IPPF, PACT, UNESCO
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