Directed at clinicians, scientists and programme managers interested in HIV in women, this symposia session will address key topics in the continuum of HIV infection in women throughout the lifespan (excluding fertility and pregnancy which are addressed in other sessions).
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The use of contraception is a powerful public health intervention which reduces maternal mortality, improves infant and child outcomes, impacts on PMTCT and empowers women.
This session will focus on the major shift in the architecture of global development assistance since Gleneagles, with particular reference to the current crisis around the Global Fund and declining interest in some rich countries in the epidemic.
From Promise to Programmes: Treatment as Prevention
Taking into account the recent organizational reforms, this session will discuss the strategic direction and future hopes of the Global Fund from the perspective of the recently appointed General Manager, implementing countries, members of civil society, and the donor community.
Official Press Conference
Can Early Treatment of HIV infection give grounds for interruption of antiretroviral treatments?
The session will provide the basis for the legal, policy, labour and public health rationale for creating an enabling environment in which sex work is integrated into communities as simply another occupation.
Plenary: Dynamics of the Epidemic in Context
This high-level special session is on leadership in the HIV response, with a focus on the critical role of leadership in improving the HIV response for women, their families, and their communities.