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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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.
This special session will discuss challenges for youth organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS.
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?
HIV epidemics among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) are unfolding across Africa.
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.
For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.
Where Europe and Central Asia are in terms of HIV prevention, treatment and political commitment?
AIDS 2010: CLOSE THE GAPS: How to Counter the Retreat from HIV Treatment Scale Up; Current and Future Prospects for Scaling-Up Optimal AIDS Treatment
The past decade has shown that providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) makes clinical, social and economic sense. ART is bending all epidemiological curves, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality, and recent research now shows that treatment also reduces HIV incidence. Despite this evidence, donors are shifting their focus away from AIDS just as efforts should be ramped up.
Of the 33.2 million people living with HIV a third are estimated to also be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.