For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.
HIV/AIDSSee more about HIV/AIDS
- state & global data
- view as grid
- view as list
Speakers Include: Elly Katabira (Uganda) Dmytro Sherembey (Ukraine) Manfred Nowak (Austria) Elizabeth Gwyther (South Africa) David Thomas (United States) Brigitte Schmidt (Austria) Rachel Ong (Singapore) Diane Havril (United States)
Put Your Money Where the Future Is: The Cost of Treating Children
AIDS 2012: Getting to Zero Excuses: Understanding and Addressing HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination
This session will look at critical areas that may be hindering, or working to facilitate, a more concerted response to stigma and discrimination, and thereby influencing the successful roll out of treatment as prevention and the elimination of vertical transmission of HIV.
The second webcast from the Foundation and the Black AIDS Institute examines the just concluded International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Experts discuss the most notable developments of the Conference and what remains to be done.
Plenary: Challenges and Solutions
Official Press Conference
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.
Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4 count because of issues such as the ongoing damage caused by HIV itself, and prevention of transmission. Issues in long-term treatment, such as potential side effects, the development of resistance, the cost and sustainability of programmes in resource-poor settings, are some of the potential problems for such a strategy.