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AIDS 2012: National HIV Strategies: High Level Political Leadership

AIDS 2012: National HIV Strategies: High Level Political Leadership

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One of the most crucial aspects of addressing HIV/AIDS epidemics within specific countries is the development of a national HIV/AIDS strategy. Such strategies serve as roadmaps and provide necessary steps to meaningfully impact HIV/AIDS epidemics in respective countries. Although there are similarities across various national strategies, implementation of strategies may differ according to cultural contexts and the demographic profiles of country epidemics. Moreover, some countries are further along in the implementation of their strategies and can provide valuable lessons learned for those countries with comparably newer strategies.

This session will explore the accomplishments and challenges of the creation and the implementation of national strategies in four countries with varying HIV epidemic profiles: South Africa, Swaziland, Brazil and the USA.

Panel Discussion

  • Thomas Frieden, United States
  • Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco, Brazil
  • Benedict Xaba, Swaziland

Event Date

Jul 25, 2012