Theme: Resilience

Conference objectives:


  1. Accelerate progress in the response by advancing HIV science, research and policy: To showcase the latest in HIV science, research and policies by the world’s leading experts by examining successes and challenges in meeting the 90- 90-90 goals; to incorporate the lived experience and knowledge of people living with HIV to translate HIV knowledge into concrete results for individuals; and to showcase how HIV informs and intersects with other coinfections, comorbidities and aging, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and social justice.
  2. Shine a spotlight on the needs of populations left behind: To promote rights-based, evidence-informed and equitably funded programming that is tailored to the needs of key populations and other vulnerable communities, including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, women and girls, migrants, people in prisons and other closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, indigenous populations, transgender people, children and youth, migrants and refugees.
  3. Renew and strengthen political commitment and resolve: To strengthen commitment from governments, donors, the private sector and civil society for an inclusive, sustainable and adequately financed HIV response that promotes universal health coverage and access, scales up comprehensive prevention approaches, guarantees universal antiretroviral therapy coverage, reforms prohibitive and counterproductive drug policies, and ceases restrictive travel bans, all to highlight the unfortunate reality that the epidemic is far from over.
  4. Promote and support the next generation: To amplify the voices of young people and solidify the next generation of leaders, clinicians, researchers, and advocates by providing an innovative and inclusive platform for youth and emerging leaders to continue to meaningfully lead discussions on science, research, policy and programme implementation.
  5. Strengthen and underscore the commitment to an equitable HIV response: To examine the impact of stigma, social injustice and social determinants of health, including racial, social, economic and gender inequalities, as well as food insecurity and unstable housing, on the HIV epidemic. To advocate for improved access to healthcare services and social protection by analysing different local epidemics particularly within the United States and Latin America.

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