Disability Networking Zone Sun, 20th Jul 2014 at 2:00 pm
Address: 2 Clarendon St South Wharf VIC

You are invited to join us at AIDS 2014

at the launch of the Disability Network Zone in the Global Village


on Monday 21 July, 10.30am to 11.00am


at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Melbourne


Speakers include:

  • Jill Hanass-Hancock - International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
  • Frank Hall-Bentick AM - Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)
  • Suzanne - Woman Living with HIV
  • James Gilling – Australian Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Sophie Plumridge - Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC)


The Disability Network Zone will feature a full program of speakers and presenters during the week (21 to 25 July) See program below 

Please join us to explore the theme ‘no one left behind’ as we discuss disability and AIDS.


Please note - entry to the Global Village and the Disability Network Zone is free and open to the general public -  http://mcec.com.au/visiting-melbourne/getting-there/


To find out where we are, download this map of the Global Village /documents/DNZ at AIDS2014 Map.pdf

Our booth 808 is very close to the information desk and not far from the Big Stage, so we will be close to the action. We are on the Ground floor, and there are meeting rooms upstairs.

Invitation (Word Doc) /documents/DNZ Invitation.docx
DNZ Program /documents/Disability Network Zone Program AIDS 2014-5-2-1.doc

For more information
AIDS 2014
20th International AIDS Conference Melbourne
AIDS 2014 Program at a Glance for further information on the Global Village Networking Zones and schedule of events

The Disability Network Zone is an initiative of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), People with Disabilities Australia (PWDA), Australian Disability Development Consortium (ADDC), Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), Handicap International, Human Rights Watch, University of Johannesburg and the Population Council.


The interrelation between disability and HIV is increasingly being recognized, yet people with disabilities still lack access to information, counselling and testing, treatment and care. On the other side of the coin, with the arrival of ARVs in the South, more and more people survive and develop episodic and permanent disabilities as a result of their illness, yet rehabilitative services are not prepared for this increased demand.