International AIDS Society
Welcoming Dinner and Pre-Conference Event

Affiliated Event (Pre-registration required)

Type: Social function
Organizer: DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board/ John Cameron
Target audience: Public
Location: 401 Hastings Street
Vancouver, Canada
Schedule: 17:00 - 22:00, 18.07.2015

Our needle exchange and a number of other AIDS and AIDS-related organizations from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are hosting a “less technical” evening event for conference delegates and local residents. The evening’s venue includes short locally produced videos on AIDS and harm reduction and a number of brief presentation, including medical marijuana overdoses and AIDS stats (Vancouver Coastal Health), the use of Narcan, “Undetectable”(AIDS Vancouver), Insite (our controversial safe-fixing site), our mobile needle van, AIDS and our First-Nations community and other short talks. Interactive presentations include a question and answer session with a local “street” doctor, a game of street-drug jeopardy, an AIDS comedy routine and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The evening event includes dinner, coffee and refreshments, door prizes and information booths. Seating is limited.


The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.