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AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference

Educational tours

IAS – the International AIDS Society – with civil society partners and local community-based organizations in Munich, has organized educational tours for conference delegates. The goal is to exchange knowledge, best practices, successes, challenges and innovative solutions through dialogue and experiential activities. 

Tours are in English and are free for conference delegates.

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Registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are limited to one per delegate. Please register for only one tour and select a second option in case the first is unavailable. As demand for the tours is high, we cannot guarantee space for all interested delegates. 

The tours will take place from Monday, 22 July, until Friday, 26 July. Participants will meet in the conference venue and the IAS will organize public transportation to and from each organization. IAS staff and local community members will accompany participants throughout the tours.

Please note: Participation in the tours includes a return ticket on the U-Bahn in the Munich metro line, and not all the metro lines are barrier or step free.

For more information, please contact educationaltours@aids2024.org

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Visit Prop e.V’ s drug emergency service’s for a view on drug dependence and homelessness  

Monday, 22 July, 12:00 – 14:00  -  SPACES AVAILABLE

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This interactive tour of these drug emergency service facilities and work will offer an open exchange about social work, with special emphasis on drug dependence and homelessness.

This tour is designed for conference delegates who are interested in learning more about the range of prevention and drug services offered by Prop e.V.

Tour participants will gain insights into prevention-assisted living and the comprehensive support services available at the clinic.

Tour schedule: The tour lasts for about two hours and starts from the Messe Munich

Maximum number of participants: 25

About the organizer:

Prop e.V is a non-profit association that works in the areas of prevention, harm reduction, youth welfare, drug dependency counselling and drug dependency therapy. For 50 years, Prop e.V has been committed to helping young people in difficult life situations and people with drug dependency. Today, Prop e.V has 280 employees in 22 facilities at 14 locations in Bavaria, 10 of which are in Munich. Its offerings range from overdose prevention to inpatient treatment options and reintegration into society.

Prop

www.prop-ev.de

HIV and STI prevention with free testing: Public Health Service of the City of Munich

Tuesday, 23 July, 10:30 – 12:30  -  SPACES AVAILABLE

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Explore Munich’s public health STI prevention work. Meet social workers and doctors from the STI counselling and testing centre and exchange ideas about their prevention work and projects. Learn about prevention projects for target groups, including sex workers, men who have sex with men, young people and people with immigrant backgrounds.

Tour schedule: The tour lasts for about two hours and starts from the Messe Munich

Maximum number of participants: 25

About the organizer:

For over 35 years, the health department of the City of Munich has offered counselling and free and anonymous testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections at this centre. It runs HIV prevention projects for specific groups and offers an STI and gynaecological clinic for uninsured people and sex workers. It is part of the Munich STI and social services network.

landeshauptstadt munchen gesundheitsreferat

muenchen.de/sti-beratung/

Find out more about LGBTIQ* counselling and cultural centres

Wednesday, 24 July, 11:30 – 14:00  - SPACES AVAILABLE

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Sub, diversity and LeZ are counselling, community and cultural centres for the LGBTIQ*-community, located in Munich’s queer district, Glockenbackviertel. They offer various services to different demographics within the LGBTIQ* spectrum, and are among the five organizations behind the Munich Pride celebration. On this tour, the organizations will guide you through their physical spaces, explain the work they do, and answer your questions.

Tour schedule: The tour lasts for about two hours and starts from the Messe Munich

Maximum number of participants: 25

About the organizers:

Sub offers counselling and more for gay, bisexual and queer men* and trans* people in Munich. As a cultural centre, Sub offers artists the opportunity to exhibit their work on the walls of the café. It also hosts concerts, readings and lectures.

Sub

www.subonline.org

diversity is Munich’s queer youth organization. It offers group meetings, activities in its youth centre and café and bar evenings in its youth café. All activities are for people younger than 27. With its project, diversity@school, it offers educational workshops and classes for young people and professionals on sexual and gender identities.

Diversity

www.diversity-muenchen.de/en

LeZ, the lesbian-queer centre in Munich, hosts a wide variety of cultural events, talks, exhibitions, group meetings and more while working towards creating a safer space for queer people. The events are all organized by activists and volunteers. LeZ sees its mission as supporting people to realize their ideas and projects for the queer community by sharing resources and space. LeZ also offers three bar nights per week, which are open to all genders.

LeZ

www.lez-muenchen.de

Trans*, inter* and non-binary people in the context of HIV and AIDS

Thursday, 25 July 2024, 11:30 – 13:30  -  SPACES AVAILABLE

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The Trans*Inter*Beratungsstelle is part of the Munich Aids support. In 2021, it started CheckpoinT*I*N - HIV and STI testing for trans*, inter* and non-binary people in cooperation with the HIV Counselling Centre. The tour offers information about the specific needs of trans*, inter* and non-binary people regarding HIV and AIDS and lessons learnt in the process of starting and running the programme.

Tour schedule: The tour lasts for about two hours and starts from the Messe Munich

Maximum number of participants: 15

About the organizer:

The Trans*Inter*Beratungsstelle (Trans*Inter*Counselling Center) is the only counselling centre in Bavaria focusing on the needs of trans*, inter* and non-binary people. All its counsellors have formal qualifications and personal experience in its main topics.  The Trans*Inter*Beratungsstelle offers: counselling for trans*, inter* and non-binary people, their relatives, and social and medical professionals; trainings for professionals working with trans*, inter* and non-binary people in social and medical settings; and support for the community in Munich.

Trans*Inter*Beratungsstelle

www.trans-inter-beratungsstelle.de/en/

Learn from 40 years of experience at Munich Aids-Hilfe

Friday, 26 July, 11:30 – 13:30  -  SPACES AVAILABLE

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This tour offers delegates an insightful view of one of the oldest and largest HIV counselling centres in Germany. Learn about the success of the “checkpoint” testing clinic and the challenges it has faced. The tour will showcase its wide range of services, including testing specialities like dried blood tests and SAM healthcare. Participants will learn about the development of the Münchner Aids-Hilfe from a peer counselling service to an extensive non-profit organization with multiple departments. The event will be interactive and offer a space for questions and cross-border conversations.

Tour schedule: The tour lasts for about two hours and starts from the Messe Munich

Maximum number of participants: 15

About the organizer:

The Münchner Aids-Hilfe was founded in 1984 in the gay community. From the beginning, it has offered support to people living with HIV and their friends and families. It promotes overall health, especially in the queer community through information, awareness, advocacy and education. There is a big focus on providing tests for STIs at the checkpoint testing centre. The organization is also committed to LGBTI senior citizens, runs housing and employment projects (for example, the social restaurant, Café Regenbogen), and provides services for migrants and people who use drugs.

Münchner Aids-Hilfe

www.muenchner-aidshilfe.de

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