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AIDS 2010: The Global Fund: Proving Impact, Promoting Rights

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria was created in 2002 when the world realized it was failing to respond adequately to the AIDS epidemic, TB and malaria.

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AIDS 2010: Wednesday Plenary

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

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AIDS 2010: When Does HIV Funding Strengthen Health Systems?

This session will highlight how funding for HIV/AIDS has (and has not) strengthened health systems overall. Each panelist will address the question: Based on evidence collected so far, what conditions need to be present for HIV funding to strengthen health systems?

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AIDS 2010: Men Who have Sex with Men: Homophobia and HIV in Africa

HIV epidemics among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) are unfolding across Africa.

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AIDS 2010: Funding Global Health: Can Innovative Mechanisms Save the Day?

In the current context of global economic recession and contracting resources for HIV/AIDS world-wide, this session will tackle the following questions: whether new funding mechanisms can raise and secure necessary funds for global development, including health; whether policies currently pursued by other global financial actors such as the World Bank and the IMF are supportive of global health; whether disease-specific programmes are viable in the current economic climate; and what arguments HIV/AIDS activists can make to ensure that resources continue to be available for health programmes, including HIV/AIDS programmes.

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AIDS 2010: TB and HIV Management in High Prevalence Settings: From Coordination to Integration

Integration of services is a key challenge in the global response to the HIV and TB epidemics.

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AIDS 2010: Use of Antiretrovirals for Prevention: PrEP, PEP and ART

Despite years of prevention efforts, HIV incidence has been inadequately controlled and the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a global public health crisis.

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AIDS 2010: Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

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.

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AIDS 2010: Safety and Effectiveness of 1% Tenofovir Vaginal Microbicide Gel in South African Women: Results of the CAPRISA 004 Trial

An update of current state of microbicide development will be provided. Speakers will provide a state of microbicide development update, safety and efficacy data from CAPRISA 004 and implications of the CAPRISA 004 trial results for the microbicide and PrEP field.

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AIDS 2010: Bridging the Divide: Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for HIV and Health Systems

HIV programs represent the first successful large-scale chronic disease program in resource-limited settings in history.

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