Be a part of the HIV2020 conference!

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

It is key to us that community members from around the globe are able to participate in this important convening on sexual health and human rights! That's why we've compiled this set of simplified guidelines.

Here's the 101 of how to get involved in this year's HIV2020 conference:

What is HIV2020?

HIV2020 is a community-led conference, organized by key populations and people affected by HIV.

When: 5th-7th July 2020 Where: Mexico City, Mexico

HIV2020 will be held at the same time as the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2020) in the United States.

Why is HIV2020 important?

We are organizing this community-led event to provide a safe alternative for people who cannot or will not enter the USA in 2020, and for people who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. The core organizers of HIV2020 are global key population networks including GNP+, INPUD, MPact, and NSWP.

About the conference

Day 1: Global key population networks of people living with HIV, sex workers, people who use drugs, gay and bisexual men, and transgender people will hold global convenings of their respective communities to discuss issues related to the global HIV response within their communities.

Day 2: A series of full and half-day community-led sessions focused on the theme of ‘intersectionality’.

Day 3: Plenary sessions and panel discussions bringing together the previous days discussions, with the goal of bringing forward key messages to define the next steps for a community-led global HIV response.

How to Get Involved

1. Register to attend HIV2020 as a participant

Registration costs $180 for people 29 and under, and $500 for people over 30.

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are also available. The scholarship application is included as part of the online registration form.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is January 31st, 2020.

Because scholarship funds are limited, not everyone will be awarded the full amount requested. You can check here for more fundraising ideas to help get yourself to the conference.

For more information on how to register or apply for a scholarship, please see the HIV2020 Guidance Document.

2. Apply to lead a conference session (submit an Expression of Interest)

You can apply to lead a full-day session, or a half-day session. These can be meetings, workshops, panel discussions, performances, etc. We are seeking submissions for programs in EnglishEspañol FrançaisPortuguês & русский.

The deadline to submit an EOI is January 31st, 2020.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted by filling out this application form and then uploading it on the online form available on the HIV2020 website.


3. Endorse HIV2020

Use these key talking points to help spread the word about HIV2020 to your networks and on social media with the hashtag #ReclaimTheResponse

4. Help financially support the HIV2020 Conference.

Make a donation or become a sponsor

For more information, contact us at

- Quick Links -

Registration | Call for Expressions of Interest | Donate

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