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Curtailing the HIV Epidemic: The Power of Prevention

A Leadership Forum convened by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, New York, NY


A Leadership Forum on HIV Prevention took place in New York immediately preceding the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, held June 25-27, 2001. Organized as a congregation of top international leaders, policymakers and program planners in the global effort against HIV, the meeting focused attention on the resources needed to more effectively curtail the global HIV pandemic. The forum reviewed the fundamental role of prevention in the fight against HIV and identified the principles of effective prevention programs globally. The meeting also explored the barriers to prevention and discussed funding needs and prevention priorities for the future.