International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) was established in 1995 by healthcare professionals and civic leaders who recognized an urgent need for a coordinated medical response to the AIDS pandemic. At that time, there was no agency exclusively devoted to marshaling the coordinated strength of healthcare professionals worldwide to the benefit of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Nine years later, Chicago-based lAPAC – with an African Regional Office in Johannesburg and technical annexes in Washington DC and Toronto – represents a professional membership of 12,000-plus physicians and other healthcare professionals in over 100 countries.
Working in partnership with the healthcare professions, business government, academe, and religious communities, IAPAC accomplishes its mission through a comprehensive program of education, policy and advocacy, direct technical assistance, and care provision initiatives spearheaded by physician members. IAPAC provides educational services to its members on the best clinical practices in managing HIV and its associated complications, while it also develops and implements innovative public healthcare policies that reflect its membership's commitment to changing the course of the HIV pandemic.
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IAPAC envisions a world in which people living with HIV/AIDS may obtain the best healthcare available provided by professionals armed with cutting-edge clinical expertise. It crafts and implements global educational and advocacy strategies to improve the quality of care provided to all people living with HIV/AIDS through knowledge forums, internet publications, continuing online education courses and benchmarking surveys. IAPC’s health worker membership battles complacency and advances commitment in the global battle against HIV/AIDS. IAPC advocates equitable access to care and treatment services as a human right. It holds extensive conferences and workshops.
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