Amsterdam, the Netherlands will host the XXII International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018). AIDS2018 will be held on 23-27 July 2018 and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. AIDS2018 is very special for AFEW and for the region where it works – Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) as the conference will have a focus on the EECA region. This is so necessary because EECA is the only region in the world where HIV epidemic continues to rise.