AID FOR AIDS and ITPC-Caribbean team up for workshop in the Dominican Republic

  • October 18, 2013
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ITPC Dominican RepublicAID FOR AIDS and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in the Caribbean (ITPC-Caribbean) recently teamed up to organize a workshop titled, “Knowing Antiretroviral Meds,” held in the Dominican Republic during the first week of October. The workshop brought together a variety of well-known activists and leaders in the field of HIV, as well as representatives from different communities around the Caribbean island.
Through its advocacy and education programs in the Dominican Republic, AID FOR AIDS has had the opportunity to implement one of its outreach programs, “To Advocate We Must Know.” This program’s main objective is to provide tools to leaders and activists to achieve better results when representing their communities in different areas of decision-making concerning health matters, both at the political and social levels.
Ramon Acevedo, one of the participants, took to social media to express his thoughts on the workshop. “I am extremely pleased with the training that I and a group of colleagues are getting right now,” Acevedo wrote on his Facebook wall. “We need to boost and promote the expansion of this process of human development for people with HIV and other populations.”
Finally, Acevedo called for further optimization of work strategies in order to improve the quality of life for people with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean. “I thank AID FOR AIDS and ITPC for their effort and support,” Acevedo said.
About ITPC
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) was formed at the International Treatment Preparedness Summit held in 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. The 125 activists from 67 countries gathered together to discuss how to expedite access to treatment to the millions of people with HIV in the global South. Participants advocated for a drastic reduction in prices of expensive drugs, and to allow the manufacture and importation of cheap generic copies of medication.
The organization works to secure longer, healthier, and more productive lives for people living with HIV, their families, and their communities. Their mission is to enable communities in need to access HIV treatment. They aim to secure universal access to HIV and related co-infection treatment, care, support and prevention services for all people living with HIV (PLHIV), and to advocate for meaningful involvement of PLHIV in decisions that affect their lives and those of their families and communities. Visit them on the web at: http://www.itpcglobal.org/
About AID FOR AIDS
Founded in 1996, AID FOR AIDS is a non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk for HIV and the population at large, by developing their abilities and capacities in comprehensive prevention through access to treatment, advocacy, education, and training to improve their quality of life and reduce stigma and discrimination.
AID FOR AIDS works in three key areas: a) Access to treatment and case management; b) Advocacy; and c) Education and training. The organization has also developed the largest HIV Medicine Recycling Program in the world, through which we recover unused and unexpired medication and redistribute it to people without access to treatment in developing countries. For more information, visit our website: www.aidforaids.org