Too many young people are living with or otherwise affected by HIV.
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It is widely recognised that human rights protections are key to an effective response to HIV and AIDS, and that law reform processes are imperative to secure human rights in the context of HIV.
Participants of this roundtable include a chief of criminal policy, a high ranking police colonel who worked in drug law enforcement and the head of the Argentinean Public Defender’s Office. The moderator will lead the participants in a discussion of how law enforcement may contribute to a positive response to HIV, human rights, and public health and how the HIV community can engage the criminal justice system in a constructive dialogue.
AIDS 2010: The Forgotten Epidemics: HIV and HCV in Prisons, Pre-Trial Detention, and other Closed Settings
Rates of HIV and HCV in prisons, pre-trial detention centers and other closed settings are much higher than in the community, and risk behaviours – in particular consensual and non-consensual forms of sexual activity and injecting drug use – are prevalent behind bars.
For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. Chairs: Debrework Zewdie (Ethiopia)Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program for the World BankHelene Gayle (United States)President and CEO of CARE USANora Volkow (United States)Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
The success of highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAART, has been evident for 15 years. Such long-term therapy can have complications though, especially when compounded by co-morbid conditions such as ageing and smoking.
The Opening Session from the XVIII International AIDS Conference held in Vienna, Austria, July 18-23, 2010.
For more information please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. Panel 1: Julio Montaner, CanadaBrigitte Schmied, AustriaVladimir Zhovtyak, UkraineAlexandra (Sasha) Volgina, Russian FederationRachel Arinii Judhistari, IndonesiaYves Souteyrand, FrancePaula Akugizibwe, RwandaSharon Lewin, Australia
AIDS 2010: Advancing Country Ownership: Achieving Program Sustainability and Long-Term Impact (Part 2)
A central focus of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is increasing country ownership in HIV strategy, program design and implementation.
Federal Panel PanelistsDr. Deborah Parham-Hopson, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)Â Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS in NIHâ€™s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and…