Official Press Conference
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This session is designed to review the state-of-the-art of two of the major questions in antiretroviral therapy (ART): when to start therapy and what regimen(s) to start? The speakers will provide a global view, and respond to questions from both resource-rich setting (RRS) and resource-limited setting (RLS) perspectives.
AIDS 2012: China, India, South Africa, Brazil: How Will They Use Their Leadership to Advance the AIDS Response?
This session uses a panel discussion format to have an interactive, roundtable exchange which will examine retrospectively these four countriesâ€™ major accomplishments in HIV and AIDS over the past decade and looks prospectively at their future leadership paths in their respective regions and globally.
The panel will present the investment framework model and discuss its applicability at country level. Panelists from north and south will also share their experiences in using new, innovative financing tools for raising large scale funding from non-government sources such as the introduction of an AIDS levy and lotteries.
This session will highlight the research and policy dialogue undertaken by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law on issues of criminalization, discrimination and violence as experienced by women and HIV-related treatment access.
This session will explore how policy makers and programme managers can work with the current state of knowledge and unanswered questions about what works in HIV prevention to develop strategic, combination prevention responses.
AIDS 2012: Comprehensive HIV Prevention for People Who Use Drugs: Ways Forward for Inclusion of Needle and Syringe Exchange Programmes
This session will address the potential impacts of restrictions on NSEPs, and propose ways forward for public health actors, community stakeholders, and drug users themselves to maintain and expand comprehensive services, including needle and syringe exchanges, despite the limitations in funding, restrictive political environments, and other barriers to the implementation of this preventive intervention.
This session will bring together some of these global leaders to discuss how, in their experience, public-private partnerships are an innovative way to bring together diverse organizations and target the same goal of efficient local programmes that, at the same time, translate into powerful advocacy tools at the global level.
This session will present examples of in-country ownership for developing strategies and solutions for achieving national HIV goals, drawing on the perspectives of government and business sectors.
Official Press Conference