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Research, Policy, and Practice Meet at the Community & Science Speak Networking Zone in the Global Village

Posted 12 July 2012, 11:35 P, by Conference Leadership

By Diane Havlir, AIDS 2012 U.S. Co-Chair; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Chief, HIV/AIDS Division & Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital; and Chair, HIV-TB Work Group, Stop TB Partnership

 AIDS 2012 will provide a great opportunity to interact with HIV clinicians, researchers, advocates, activists, and others from across the globe. Join the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/HIVMA Center for Global Health Policy, and STOP AIDS NOW! to share your knowledge and expertise, and to learn, network and collaborate. Visit Networking Zone 821 in the Global Village and enjoy our interactive program as we bridge the gap between science, policy, and practice. 
 
On Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday during AIDS 2012, STOP AIDS NOW! will share  concrete tools and offer sessions on: prevention for youth; gender; social protection; treatment as prevention; stigma and discrimination; and greater involvement of people living with HIV.

HIVMA and the Center for Global Health will bring researchers and civil society representatives together on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to explore the science and implementation efforts in HIV treatment, new and combination prevention interventions, HIV and tuberculosis (TB) co-infection, marginalized populations, and more.  See below for a list of topics and times.

Monday, July 23

  • 11:00 – 12:00: Scaling up HIV treatment to save lives and reduce infections
  • 13:00 – 14:00: Prioritizing interventions and strategies for ending the epidemic in the U.S.
  • 14:30 – 15:30: Community-based responses to TB/HIV Co-infection
  • 16:00 – 17:00: The Cure
  • 17:30 – 18:30: Responding to Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection

Wednesday, July 25

  • 11:00– 12:00: Evaluating combination prevention in the field: A partnership of science and community
  • 13:00 – 14:00: IDUs:  A human rights and public health agenda
  • 15:00 – 16:00: MSM and transgender individuals:  Reducing risk and providing patient-centered care and treatment in the developing world
  • 16:30 – 17:30: Engaging and keeping people in care and treatment:  Roles for Community and Health Providers
  • 17:45 – 18:45: The HIV medicine pipeline in developing countries: Threats and Challenges

Friday, July 27

  • 11:00 – 12:00: Prospects for a vaccine and the community role in launching the campaign