XVIII International AIDS Conference

Uniting Forces for Access to Hepatitis C Treatment FRBS01

Type:
Bridging Session Back
Location: SR 5
Schedule: 11:00 - 12:30, 23.07.2010
Code: FRBS01
Chair: Jeffrey Lazarus, Switzerland

Following the plenary on Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection, this session will bring together government officials, treatment activists and community leaders from four continents to discuss specific strategies to improve hepatitis C diagnostics and treatment access for people with HIV-coinfection and monoinfection. Speakers will give a brief presentation followed by an interactive panel discussion. Specific aims will address strategies to reduce the price of hepatitis C treatment, approaches to mobilize large numbers of people - including those who inject drugs - to fight for access to treatment and diagnostics, and strategies to build movements uniting community activists, clinicians, government officials and international organizations. Additionally, panelists will discuss ways in which the HIV movement can be adapted to HCV activism and ways to ensure that access to HCV testing and treatment become standard components of comprehensive care packages for IDUs.



Presentations in this session:

11:00
FRBS0101
Slides with audio
Introduction



11:03
FRBS0102
Slides with audio
Overview of HCV pricing and access initiatives in HCV
Presented by Tracy Swan, United States



11:13
FRBS0103
Slides with audio
Brazil: from universal access for ARVs to universal HCV treatment?
Presented by Juliana Vallini, Brazil



11:23
FRBS0104
Slides with audio
Voice from the region: access to HCV treatment in Eastern Europe
Presented by Konstantin Lezhentsev, Ukraine



11:33
FRBS0105
Slides with audio
Voice from the region: Asian PLHIV movement makes hepatitis C treatment a priority
Presented by Loon Gangte, India



11:43
FRBS0106
Slides with audio
Moderated discussion



12:28
FRBS0107
Slides with audio
Conclusions







   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


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