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“Lisbon, City without AIDS” presents strategy in London

15, November 2019

The “Fast-Track Cities: Ending the AIDS Epidemic” initiative brought together, in Lisbon, 9 of the 10 Portuguese cities involved to share perspectives and initiatives developed in the various communities.

Ricardo Fuertes, advisor to the Social Rights Department of the Lisbon City Council, presented the municipal strategy and governance model adopted by “Lisbon, City without AIDS”, to respond to the challenges facing the city. Among the activities already implemented, the campaign Stopping HIV is in our hands was highlighted.

Lisbon has made a political commitment to reduce the number of new infections and reach the targets for diagnosis and treatment by working with populations most vulnerable to infection and focusing on reducing risks associated with drug use, early screening, combined prevention with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV infection.

José Zuniga, president of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), opened the workshop by welcoming representatives of various cities and praising their innovative efforts to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Declaration that the municipalities signed.

More information about the meeting available here.