Towards Zero Together AIDS 2018

 Equal access to treatment campaign

Equal access to treatment campaign

The Campaign

Access to ART’s remain limited, especially in developing countries where out of 7.1 million only 28% are receiving treatment. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of this issue by sending a clear message that PLHIV worldwide are coming together in unity to support their peers and fight for the needs of future generations. This is our generations’ purpose…

The Towards Zero Together campaign is designed to raise awareness of several issues impacting on the lives of PLHIV, by sending a clear message that PLHIV worldwide are coming together in unity to support their peers and fight for the needs of future generations.

This campaign aims to get as many PLIHV from all over the world together to walk as one and raise awareness about the many barriers still faced by some worldwide, such as the great discrepancies in accessing life-saving treatment, and a lack of empowered non-Western voices.

A group made up of HIV advocates and activists from around the world will walk 200kms over nine days, starting in Brussels on 15 July, and ending at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on 25 July.

By walking 220kms across borders and ending at the International AIDS conference, PLHIV are not just advocating for equal access to treatment for all, but are also proving to the wider community that they can do anything they put their minds to and are not held back by this virus in any way.

Today’s ARVs does not only improve the quality of life of PLHIV but they are also a key tool in ending transmission. Getting all PLHIV on treatment ASAP not only just makes sense, it actually an incredible affective menthod to end HIV - Ruan (Founder of the Hivsters Movement & Towards ZERO together)

The Route

15 July, day 1: Brussels to Mechelen (Grote Markt 24.8kms) Duration: 5hrs 

16 July, day 2: Mechelen to Antwerp (22.8kms) Duration: 6.5hrs

July 17, day 3: Antwerp to Nieuwmoer (28.1kms) Duration: 5.45hrs 

July 18, day 4: Nieuwmoer to Moerdijk (35kms) Duration: 7hrs 

July 19, day 5: Moerdijk to Rotterdam (33kms)  Duration: 7hrs

July 20, day 6: Rotterdam to Boskoop (24.2kms) Duration: 5hrs 

July 21, day 7: Boskoop to Amstelhoek (25kms) Duration: 5hrs

July 22, day 8: Amstelhoek to Amsterdam (18kms)  Duration: 4hrs

 
 

Brussels to Amsterdam

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Join us!

If you would like to join us, either by walking along side us, or to help raise awareness please get in touch.

How can you help?

  • Help us coordinate this huge event by inviting walkers and supporting us with the logistics in setting up camp, the support vehicles, accommodation and food along our trek.
  • Help us get in touch with HIV advocacy orgs and advocates who can join us in creating an event of note that will help us reach our goals.

Email: hivsters@gmail.com


Community Partners:

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