|Welcome to Friday, the final day of AIDS 2018! Thank you for everything that you and more than 18,000 of your colleagues have done to make this 22nd International AIDS Conference a tremendous success – a milestone on the road to equitable access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and a new step toward the end of this epidemic.
Don’t go anywhere yet, though. Today’s conference programme is packed with forward-looking sessions that will help you leave AIDS 2018 on a high note.
“Building bridges for the next generation“ is our Friday plenary theme. Anne-Lisa Goddings (UK) speaks on “Understanding adolescent neurocognitive development in the context of HIV treatment, prevention and care”. Young leaders O’Cindy Cynthia Samuels (Guyana) and Guatam Yadav (India) tackle “Growing into leadership for an efficient HIV response”, and Reina Buijus of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs brings us “Back to basics: Sex rights and education”. Finally, stars of the blockbuster series, MTV Shuga, participate in a special presentation to close our final AIDS 2018 plenary.
Learn about the latest approaches to fighting the dual epidemics of HIV and TB from UN Special Envoy on TB Eric Goosby, former US President Bill Clinton, Partners in Health founder Paul Farmer, global advocates and the winners of the IAS TB/HIV Research Prizes at the special session, “Seizing the moment for TB: Current challenges in TB care and in TB and HIV integration”.
If you missed any of the official AIDS 2018 pre-conferences on TB and HIV, STIs and HIV, the U=U movement, the impact of HIV exposure on uninfected children and adolescents, TRANS action, community activism or sexual and reproductive health and rights … fear not! Rapporteurs will present highlights from all of these at the AIDS 2018 pre-conference report back.
To wrap it all up, get a full report back on the amazing week we’ve just concluded at the AIDS 2018 Rapporteur and closing session.
Remember to check your Daily Delegate tomorrow for the top five stories from AIDS 2018!