What are the barriers to an HIV Cure? How will HIV fit within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We’re now reaching 15 million people with treatment but with 37 million people living with HIV, how can we expand access to those most at risk? The challenges surrounding HIV have become increasingly more complex. As we return to Durban, South Africa after fifteen years and take on the challenge of new global targets, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) promises to be a pivotal moment for the future of HIV. To represent the historic nature of the conference, we are proud to announce the plenary programme speaker line-up with the world’s top scientists, researchers, and global health experts.
The AIDS 2016 plenary speakers and topics are:
- Global Epidemiology: State of the Pandemic
Steffanie Strathdee, United States
- Implications of Gender on the Response
Elizabeth Anne Bukusi, Kenya
Maurine Murenga, Kenya
- Universal Access: Systems for Health in the Immediate Treatment Era
Alex Coutinho, Uganda
- Jonathan Mann Lecture: Protecting Human Rights and Reducing Stigma
Edwin Cameron, South Africa
- Prevention Equity: Uptake of Innovations in Testing, Prevention, Reducing Incidence
Nittaya Phanuphak, Thailand
- TB and Co-Infections, Co-Morbidities: The Long Game
Anton Pozniak, United Kingdom
- Toward an HIV Vaccine
Larry Corey, United States
- Youth Focus: Adolescents at Risk and in the Lead
Tariro Makadzange, Zimbabwe
Michael Ighodaro, Nigeria
- Expanding Access for All at Risk and in Need
Cyriaque Ako, Ivory Coast
- Barriers to a Cure
Deborah Persaud, United States
- Essential Medicines, IP and Access
Malebona Precious Matsoso, South Africa
- What's the Business Plan?
Nancy Mahon, United States
- Ending Paediatric AIDS
Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, UNICEF
- HIV in Global Health and the SDGs
Alessandra Nilo, Brazil
- What's New, What's Next, What's Ahead?
Carlos del Rio, Mexico
More information on each of the AIDS 2016 plenary speakers can be found here and be sure to check back for plenary programme and speaker updates.
This is the first in a series of emails from AIDS 2016. Leading up to the conference you’ll receive regular updates, top news, opinions from leaders in the field, and daily conference coverage the week of AIDS 2016.