Live from Busan, Korea: ICAAP 10

Live coverage, news and conversations from the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP). Follow the conference virtually and join in the discussion.



8.30.11 | by UNAIDS on

ICAAP 10 Closes in Busan

Serving its theme “Different Voices, United Action”, the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) brought together voices and perspectives of more than 2 000 delegates from 65 countries towards the development of greater joint action for AIDS. Read full post at


8.29.11 | by UNAIDS on

Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV remains widespread in Asia and the Pacific, report shows

“HIV-related stigma is pervasive in the lives of people living with HIV. Stigma marks people as different and as disgraced… Stigma manifests in discriminatory and sometimes violent treatment of people living with HIV, their families and others affected by HIV.”

These are the opening words of the report entitled the People Living with HIV Stigma Index: Asia Pacific Regional Analysis launched on the fourth day of the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), held in Busan, Republic of Korea. Read full post on


8.29.11 | by FHI 360

Different Messages. Different Approaches. One Community.

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Condoms with “Hug AIDS” signs greet people in the exhibition hall.

Activists bring awareness to policies that greatly impact people living with HIV in the region.

Prayer flags display messages of hope.


8.28.11 | by UNAIDS posted on

Accelerating treatment 2.0 in Asia and the Pacific

While the number of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Asia and Pacific almost tripled from 280 000 in 2006 to 739 000 in 2009, coverage remains low and only one in three people living with HIV had access to treatment in the region that year. Read full post by UNAIDS on


8.28.11 | by Xinhua

Prejudice about HIV/AIDS persists

Despite advancements in treatment, the struggles of people living with HIV/AIDS will never end as long as stigma and discrimination against them continues, activists and medical researchers said during an international forum here last week. Read full article


8.27.11 | by Xinhua

New HIV infection drops 20% from 2001 to 2009: UN report

The number of new HIV infections in the Asia and Pacific region has dropped by 20 percent between 2001 and 2009, a UN report said here on Friday. Read full story on


8.27.11 | by ICAAP10 posted on

Getting to Zero in the Asia Pacific Region


8.27.11 | by UNAIDS on

President of Fiji committed to the AIDS response

In a meeting with the President of Fiji on 27 August, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé commended the Fijian leader and his Government for recent amendments to the country’s 2011 HIV/AIDS Decree. Officially endorsed on 25 August, the amendments remove HIV-related travel restrictions and ensure greater protection for the rights of people living with HIV. Read the full post on


8.27.11 | by UNAIDS on

Community representatives air regional concerns in the AIDS respons

A wide range of representatives from key affected communities in the AIDS response joined UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 27 August for an interactive dialogue to share their concerns and reflections. Read the full post on


8.26.11 | by The Korean Herald

Busan forum ICAAP10 seeking ways to wipe out stigma and prejudice

Activists, medical researchers and other participants in an international forum on AIDS here called for more concerted global efforts to combat the disease and wipe out prejudice and stigma surrounding it. Read full story on


8.26.11 | by FHI 360

ICAAP opens with a bang!

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UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, appoints Asian pop band “JYJ” as UNAIDS Regional Goodwill Ambassador.

Traditional Korean dancers perform at the opening ceremony.

Activist bring opening ceremony to a temporary stand still over trade policies and access to treatment.


8.26.11 | by ICAAP10 posted on

Day Two at ICAAP: Community Forum


8.25.11 | by ICAAP10

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Day One at ICAAP: Community Forum


8.24.11 | FHI360

What is ICAAP 10?

ICAAP 10 stands for the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. It is the largest HIV/AIDS Forum in Asia Pacific Region and the second largest one in the world. Also it is a biennial gathering for the release and discussion of scientific, programmatic and policy developments in the global response to the issues of HIV/AIDS. The Co-convener of ICAAPs is the ASAP and UNAIDS. ICAAP promotes opportunities for greater regional collaboration, sharing of ideas amongst people infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemics from across the Asia and the Pacific region and provides regional and national organisations, governments and individual stakeholders with space to enhance their mutual contributions in the response to HIV/AIDS.

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