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International AIDS Society

Daily Plenary Session



The daily plenary sessions feature some of the world’s most distinguished HIV scientists, policy specialists and community leaders. Plenary sessions will bring together all conference delegates at the first session of every morning.

The daily plenary topics will set the tone for the week's programme. Presentation dates and titles are subject to change.


MONDAY, 23 JULY: Ending the Epidemic: Turning the Tide

Ending the HIV Epidemic: From Scientific Advances to Public Health Implementation
Anthony S. Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), United States

Deciding Moment: Ending the AIDS Epidemic in America Together
Phill Wilson, Black AIDS Institute, United States

Turning the Tide in Affected Countries: Leadership, Accountability and Targets
Sheila Tlou, UNAIDS

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TUESDAY, 24 JULY: Challenges and Solutions

Viral Eradication – the Cure Agenda
Javier Martinez-Picado, AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa and ICREA, Spain

Implementation Science: Making the New Prevention Revolution Real
Nelly Mugo, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya

What Will It Take to Turn the Tide?
Bernhard Schwartländer, UNAIDS

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WEDNESDAY, 25 JULY: Turning the Tide on Transmission

The Way Forward For Development of an HIV-1 Vaccine
Barton Haynes, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, United States

Turning the Tide for Children and Youth
Chewe Luo, UNICEF

Making Women Count: A Comprehensive Agenda
Linda H. Scruggs, A Woman Diagnosed with AIDS, United States

Turning the Tide for Women and Girls
Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF

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THURSDAY, 26 JULY: Dynamics of the Epidemic in Context

Turning the Tide for MSM and HIV
Paul Semugoma, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, Uganda

The Tide Cannot Be Turned without Us: HIV Epidemics amongst Key Affected Populations (Public Health, Human Rights and Harm Reduction)
Cheryl Overs, Monash University, Australia

People Who Use Drugs
Debbie McMillan, Transgender Health Empowerment, United States

Expanding Testing and Treatment
Gottfried Hirnschall, WHO

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FRIDAY, 27 JULY: HIV in the Larger Global Health Context

TB and HIV – Science and Implementation to Turn the Tide on TB
Anthony Harries, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, France

Intersection of Non-Communicable Diseases and Ageing in HIV
Judith Currier, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Optimization, Effectiveness and Efficiency of Service Delivery – Integration of HIV and Health Services
Yogan Pillay, National Department of Health, South Africa

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