International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) is one of the largest HIV conferences in the world. It provides a platform for physicians, researchers, development workers and all stakeholders in the HIV response to discuss and share learning about the setbacks and progress recorded in the HIV Continuum of care.
As a development worker and researcher working and researching at the intersection of HIV and disability, it is humbling to:
- Have my abstract accepted for presentation. My abstract is entitled
“𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏…” – 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒅𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒚 𝒂𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑯𝑰𝑽 𝒊𝒏 𝑵𝒊𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒂 𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚.
- Be awarded a Scholarship by the IAS – International AIDS Society to support my participation at the conference.
- Be selected for the AIDS 2022 Educational tours funded by IAS where I will visit 3 organisations in Montreal Canada to learn about the important work they are doing in the space of HIV
As a Doctoral researcher, an acceptance of my abstract at the world’s largest gathering of HIV and AIDS has given me the boost to keep learning and growing in this field. Through AIDS 2022, my research will be available and accessible to over 10,000 delegates around the world. What a great way to disseminate some of my findings.
I look forward to learning and also sharing my research findings with other stakeholders. If you are in Montreal, feel free to connect.
My appreciation also goes to my University QUT (Queensland University of Technology) for funding my research under the Queensland University of Technology Postgraduate Research Awards (QUTPRA).
I will be sharing more updates about my engagements in Montreal, Canada.
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