Web Briefing: Key Issues Ahead of the International AIDS Conference in South Africa

Web Briefing: Key Issues Ahead of the International AIDS Conference in South Africa

The Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing on Tuesday, June 21 to discuss key issues to be addressed at the upcoming International AIDS Conference on July 18-22. The conference will convene in Durban, South Africa, 16 years after it was first held there. The world has seen dramatic progress in the fight against AIDS since 2000, but what key challenges remain in achieving the goal of an end to AIDS? What are the latest clinical, basic, and biomedical prevention scientific advancements in AIDS response? What roles have policymakers and civil society played so far, and what is the path ahead?

Chris Beyrer, President of the International AIDS Society; Chris Collins, Chief, Community Mobilization Division at UNAIDS; and Linda-Gail Bekker, President-elect of the International AIDS Society; provided insights on the issues to be discussed during the conference. Jen Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director of global health and HIV policy, moderated.