Greater Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS.
Meaningful Engagement of People living with HIV/AIDS.
is a foundation for the HIV/AIDS movement. It was first declared at the Paris Declaration in 1994 and it has been adopted in the Ontario Accord. Many people living with HIV/AIDS and several international organizations prefer the term MEPA. This change from GIPA to MEPA was a result of the experiences of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) being tokenized by organizations claiming to be committed to GIPA, rather than involving PHAs in meaningful ways where they hold prominent roles in leadership and decision making.
ASAAP is a proud supporter of the Ontario Accord and honours GIPA /MEPA in its values and principles.