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AIDS 2012: Stigma: Breaking the Silences – Dealing with Stigma and Exclusion for PLHIV and HIV/AIDS Affected Populations
Stigma: Breaking the Silences – Dealing with Stigma and Exclusion for PLHIV and HIV/AIDS Affected Populations
This session examines the elements of the UNAIDS strategy ‘Getting to Zero’ from the perspective of community.
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.
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.
Plenary: Challenges and Solutions
This session will discuss what is required to address these increasing medical and psychosocial challenges among adults 50+ living with or newly diagnosed with HIV.
This session will present issues in the workforce crisis and highlight strategies being implemented to improve the numbers and quality of the HIV healthcare workforce.
The series reviews which will be presented in this session include: the Global Epidemiology of HIV among MSM, HIV Prevention, Caring for the Whole Man, Health Disparities for African Diaspora MSM, the Politics of Homophobia, Community Responses and Leadership, and a Call to Action for MSM and HIV.
We will focus the session on critical and growing role of the faith community in increasing political will in the fight against AIDS, at the local, national and international levels.