This June, member states at the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS adopted a Political Declaration in order to get the world on track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Recognizing the systemic inequalities driving global HIV rates, the declaration recommits member states to close the gap on access to HIV services for marginalized populations. The International AIDS Society will host its 11th Conference on HIV Science this month; convening global experts to share the latest data and scientific advancements regarding HIV. As HIV and COVID-19 continue to cast uncertainty around the future of global programs, it is vital to examine the most up to date findings on the science of HIV and renew energy and focus to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and KFF on Friday, July 30th, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET for a timely discussion on the outcomes of these important convenings. This event will be virtual.
J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Jennifer Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at KFF, will moderate a conversation between a panel of HIV experts on the most recent scientific findings regarding HIV and their implications within the context of COVID-19. Speakers will include Chris Beyrer, Desmond M. Tutu Professor in Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and IAS President; and Maureen M. Goodenow, Associate Director for AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR).