(ICAAP) International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
Over more than 20 years, the International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific (ICAAP) has emerged as an effective venue for AIDS activists, people living with HIV/AIDS, policy makers, government functionaries, academics, clinicians, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, International agencies to gather and take stock of their activities. International AIDS Congress have evolved from being largely academic and biomedical in orientation to major gatherings of all those involved in HIV/AIDS work, and central focus points for discussion around development in the epidemic.
There is a growing demand for using the congress to build political alliances and commitment by governments and the business community to the epidemic. ICAAP brings people from various backgrounds in Asia and the Pacific and other regions to meet, share knowledge, skills, ideas, research findings related to HIV and AIDS. ICAAP is organized by a Local Organizing Committee (LOC) under the leadership of the Government to enhance ownership and strengthen the positive impact on the host country once in every 2 years.
The Government of Bangladesh, PPD and the Civil Society Organisations along with the support of UNAIDS, Academic Institutions and Donors Located in Bangladesh have been working together for organizing this international event in Bangladesh. It is expected that more than 4 thousand participant from the worldwide will attend in this gathering.