XVIII International AIDS Conference

CLOSE THE GAPS: Prospective game changers and countering the retreat from HIV treatment scale-up THSA13

Organiser: Médecins Sans Frontières Rue Dupré 94- 1090 Brussels; Belgium
Type:
Non-Commercial Satellite Back
Location: SR 7
Schedule: 18:30 - 20:30, 22.07.2010
Code: THSA13
Chairs: Mit Philips, Belgium
Sharonann Lynch, United States
Webcast provided by The Kaiser Family Foundation

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. This will have the effect of freezing in time the progress made on scale up, models of care and recommended quality of care improvements for patients in endemic countries.





This satellite session will focus on ways to counter the retreat and build upon the lessons of the last ten years with a vision for the future, while looking at interventions that could additionally 'bend the cost curve,' by encouraging efficiencies that do not sacrifice quality, successful treatment strategies and scale up as a whole. It will discuss options for different levels of ARV dosing, identify promising ARVs in the pipeline that could be produced at relatively low cost if patents were put in the newly-established Medicines Patent Pool, and measures to encourage R&D for needed tools to simplify and improve care. At the same time, the session will look at urgent steps that must be undertaken by the international community to ensure that the progress won over the last decade is not lost because of the donor retreat from HIV/AIDS.






Presentations in this session:

18:35
Video
Presented by MSF



18:40
Antiretroviral Pricing
Presented by Janice Lee



18:45
Opening Remarks
Presented by Carl Dieffenbach, United States



19:00
Potential for bending the epidemiological curves
Presented by Reuben Granich, Switzerland



19:15
Lessons and consequences of ART delayed, deferred, and denied
Presented by Nathan Ford, South Africa



19:15
Game Changers
Presented by Tido von Schoen- Angerer, Switzerland



20:20
Closing Remarks
Presented by Peter Mugyenyi, Uganda



18:30
Welcome address
Presented by Tido von Schoen- Angerer, Switzerland



19:05
Questions and answers



19:20
FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION OF CARE & OTHER GAME CHANGERS



19:35
Optimizing and simplifying the toolkit (drugs, dosing, and diagnostics) and delivery of ART
Presented by Eric Goemaere, South Africa



19:50
Threats & opportunities: the current policy landscape
Presented by Olayide Akanni, Nigeria



20:05
Questions and answers



20:20
Closing remarks







   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


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