XIX International AIDS Conference


SUSA35 Health Disparities, Hurdles and Hope: Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Session Room 9
Time: 22.07.2012, 11:15 - 13:15
Co-Chairs: Kenneth Mayer, United States
Wafaa El-Sadr, United States
Organiser: HIV Prevention Trials Network
 
 
The annual number of new HIV infections in the United States has remained stable since 1991. The inability to reduce the number of new HIV infections for almost 20 years is noteworthy despite remarkable advances, including the advent of rapid HIV testing, opt-out testing, potent once-daily antiretroviral therapies and availability of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to decrease risk behaviors. Unlike the generalized epidemic in regions of sub-Saharan Africa, the US HIV epidemic is concentrated among certain subpopulations, particularly men who have sex with men and persons of color and within specific geographic locations. The Health Disparities, Hurdles and Hope: Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US satellite will explore the current landscape of the US HIV epidemic, challenges in reaching and engaging at risk populations, exciting new evidence supporting new prevention interventions and research efforts that seek a better understanding of the epidemic and to identify new effective prevention interventions.

11:15

Powerpoint
Introductions


A. Adimora, United States
S. Vermund, United States

11:20

Powerpoint
Opening Remarks


G. Colfax, United States
S. Zwerski, United States

11:30

Powerpoint
Why the Domestic HIV Agenda Matters


W. El-Sadr, United States

11:45
HIV and US Women: Understanding the Challenges


S. Hodder, United States

12:00
Black MSM in the US: Addressing the Social and Cultural Contexts


D. Wheeler, United States

12:15

Powerpoint
Looking Ahead: What it Will Take to End the AIDS Epidemic in the US


K. Mayer, United States
M. Turner, United States
R. Wolitski, United States
D. Dixon Diallo, United States
C. Collins, United States

12:45
Closing Remarks


A. Adimora, United States
S. Vermund, United States

12:48
Light Refreshments



Powerpoints presentations
Introductions -

Opening Remarks -

Why the Domestic HIV Agenda Matters - Wafaa El-Sadr

Looking Ahead: What it Will Take to End the AIDS Epidemic in the US -



   

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