More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one health issue facing their population, a majority are not personally concerned about becoming infected, and relatively few report having been tested recently. Only about a quarter know about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and fewer than half are aware that the current guidelines for people with HIV are to start antiretroviral (ARV) treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.
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The Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new interactive tool designed to provide the latest data on the U.S. government’s global health budget in an easy-to-access form. The U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker lets users follow the budget from the President’s budget request through the appropriations process in Congress, as well…
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
The Caribbean region is looking beyond the MDGs, to develop a new agenda for sustainable development and HIV, based on four pillars: unified gender and SHR, equity and human rights, participation of Caribbean women, girls and men, and partnerships.
This panel examines the elements of success and the areas for innovation amongst youth leaders and allies from around the world.
This session will focus on the timely and important issue of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as a prevention intervention and will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, programme managers and policy makers. The opportunities and challenges implicit in this approach will be presented by various speakers, each bringing a different perspective on the issue.