Fast Tracking Scotland: A HIV Scotland Symposium

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Monday 29th October 2018

This Symposium is for local authority leaders, clinicians, the third sector and people living with and at risk of HIV.

Glasgow Science Centre
Monday 29th October, 2018
12:00 – 15:30 (including a buffet lunch)


Cities bear a large share of the global HIV burden. This Symposium will look at effective city-level action that can influence national outcomes, focusing on the role of Local Authorities, Health & Social Care Partnerships and Alcohol & Drug Partnerships.

Too often, when it comes to HIV, the focus is placed solely on the NHS. Through partnership working, Scotland’s cities can get in the fast lane towards ending the HIV epidemic. Whilst recognising the challenging environment and reducing budgets, this Symposium will look at what is possible for Scotland’s cities.

Join us to learn from other cities in Europe and imagine the possibilities, helping Scotland take a place on the global stage, fast tracking to zero.

Please RSVP to nathan.sparling@hivscotland.com, or register on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2BH7ALY, by Wednesday, 26th September for your place at this exciting Symposium. Speakers to be announced in due course.

Fast-Track Cities
Fast-Track Cities is a global partnership between the City of Paris, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with local, national, regional, and international partners and stakeholders. The initiative was launched in 2014 in Paris, where city leaders from 26 cities convened to sign the Paris Declaration committing to accelerate and scale-up their local HIV responses. Focused on translating global goals, objectives, and targets into local implementation plans, the initiative is meant to build upon, strengthen, and leverage existing HIV-specific and –related programs and resources to attain the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, increase utilisation of combination HIV prevention services including PrEP, and reduce to zero the negative impact of stigma and discrimination.

HIV Scotland
HIV Scotland is the national HIV policy organisation for Scotland. We exist on behalf of all those living with and at risk of HIV to ensure that Scotland has responsive policies, quality services and a supportive environment that enable people living with or at risk of HIV in Scotland to live health and fulfilling lives. HIV Scotland is a multi-award winning charity, recognised for our skill in bringing multiple partners together to achieve innovative and ambitious outcomes. HIV Scotland is the national collaborating partner with IAPAC to deliver the Fast Track Cities initiative in Scotland.

International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)
IAPAC was founded more than three decades ago with a mission to improve access to, and the quality of, prevention, care, treatment, and support services deliver to people living with and affected by HIV and comorbid diseases, including tuberculosis and viral hepatitis (HBV and HCV). With more than 30,000 members globally, they are the largest association of clinicians and allied health professionals who are working with many partners to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

For further information about the role of Local Authorities, download our briefing on HIV and Local Authorities [PDF – 337kB].