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Good morning, and congratulations! You’ve made it through several days of AIDS 2018, the world’s largest global gathering on HIV and AIDS. We hope you are feeling invigorated by what you’ve seen and heard so far, because the conference day ahead is truly extraordinary. Here are just a few of the highlights for Thursday at AIDS 2018:
Today’s plenary session, Breaking barriers and building bridges between our responses toward universal health, challenges us to consider the connections between HIV and other pressing global health issues.
On the programme: Emily Hyle (US) on “Understanding the intersecting syndemics of communicable and non-communicable diseases”, Peter Piot (UK) on “Global health and the HIV response”, and David Malebranche (US) on “Making the treatment cascade work in vulnerable and key populations”. Also on the plenary programme today: a call to action from Yana Paniflova (Ukraine) of the advocacy organization Teenergizer.
- Political responses to HIV are front and centre this morning at two symposium sessions, “Rallying political support for the HIV response”; and “The politics of PrEP”.
- Also at this hour, LGBT leaders aged 16-30 are invited to the workshop session, “Young LGBT+ leaders in the HIV response”.
- Oral abstract sessions address multiple challenges in the HIV response, including the intersection of HIV and non-communicable diseases, the impact of end-demand laws and policing of sex work and new methods and data for HIV prevention.
- Celebrate women leaders in the HIV response past and present at the special session, “The legacy of Prudence Mabele: Championing gender justice and health equity”. This interactive high-level panel discussion of policy makers, funders and activists honours the legacy of trailblazing activist Prudence Mabele and includes the presentation of a new prize named in her honour to Duduzile Dlamini, a tireless advocate for the rights of sex workers and their families.
- Today’s programme of oral poster discussion sessions includes “Knowing and resolving stigma”, “Restoring immunity and ageing gracefully”, and “#NextGeneration: Programming for adolescents”.
- Hear about how PrEP is changing the HIV prevention paradigm, in ways expected and unexpected, in the symposium session, “Next-generation HIV prevention“.
- Oral abstract sessions taking place now include: “HIV and the liver”; “Better care: Enhancing mother and child outcomes”; and “Confronting violence against women”.
- Or learn some practical skills for success at the “Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) workshop, Publish or perish: How to write and submit a research manuscript”.
You’re in the home stretch now, but Thursday’s late afternoon programme provides a host of reasons to stick around.
- Learn more about the health crisis just a short distance from the conference centre at the leadership workshop, “Migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Access to healthcare for all?”.
- Get on the fast-track at the oral abstract session, “Pedal to the metal: Accelerating the cascade”.
- Take the long view of political progress at the public workshop, “Who’s on deck? Building the leadership bench of women living with HIV in the federal policy advocacy arena”.
Today is the final day to visit the Global Village here at AIDS 2018. If you haven’t been there yet, or even if you have, make time to check out some of today’s Global Village presentations and performances. These range from “The future is female: Women’s leadership in HIV criminalization research and activism”, to “Defining the 4th “90”: Quality of life”, to the drag graphic novel performance, “Facing taboo“. You won’t want to miss it!
AIDS 2018 Live! Facebook series
12.45 CEST: U=U: Undetectable, untransmittable and unstoppable
15.30 CEST: More than #MeToo: Gender justice and health equity with the Prudence Mabele Prize winner, Duduzile Dlamini.