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AIDS 2012: Regional Session on USA and Canada

AIDS 2012: Regional Session on USA and Canada

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

This session will focus on the ongoing HIV epidemic of the USA and Canada. It will describe the epidemiology of HIV in the region, and explore the health disparities, which continue to undermine HIV prevention and care efforts. Through an interactive panel, the session will investigate ways forward for improved responses to address under served populations and mitigate social and structural barriers to services that continue to hinder the regional response for affected communities. The highlighted communities include African American and Hispanic populations in the USA, and immigrant populations in both Canada and the USA.

Introduction

Opening remarks

  • Leona Aglukkaq, Canada
  • Kathleen Sebelius, United States

Overview of the State of the Epidemic in the United States

  • Kevin Fenton, United States

Overview of the State of the Epidemic in Canada

  • Howard Njoo, Canada

Panel Discussion

  • Maria Mejia, United States
  • Randy Jackson, Canada
  • Dr. Grant Colfax, United States
  • Ranier Engelhardt, Canada
  • Adaora Adimora, United States

 Conclusion

Event Date

Jul 25, 2012