Discussions

... are discussions hosted and/or organized by UNAIDS on pertinent HIV science issues and the HIV response.

Following the AIDS2018 debrief in August, a webinar for all-staff and beyond on Latest updates from the Amsterdam International AIDS Conference: PopART and the combination prevention trials - Implications for policy and practice was organized by UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge series 2018, in collaboration with the UNAIDS FTI VTeam on 27 September 2018, Thursday, 11h30-13h00 CEST at the Kofi A Annan Conference room in the UNAIDS/WHO building. 

Guest presenters Professor Richard Hayes, professor of epidemiology and international health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Professor Sarah Fidler, professor of HIV medicine at Imperial College London were joined by Dr Rachel Baggaley of the World Health Organization and Professor Peter Godfrey-Faussett of UNAIDS.

An all-staff (and beyond) debrief on AIDS 2018 was organized by UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge series 2018, in collaboration with the UNAIDS FTI VTeam on 28 August 2018, Tuesday, 12h30-14h00 CEST at the Kofi A Annan Conference room in the UNAIDS/WHO building, Geneva. 

The debrief was also broadcast on Skype with close to 60 participants joining online.

UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge Seminars 2018 held its annual post-CROI update on 21 March, Wednesday from 13:00-14:30 CET at the Kofi A. Annan Conference Room, UNAIDS/WHO Building in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge Seminars 2017 presented Latest HIV science: IAS 2017 update on 13 September, Wednesday from 14:30-16:00 CET at the Kofi A. Annan Conference Room, UNAIDS/WHO Building in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge Seminars 2017 presented What's new in HIV science from CROI 2017 on 16 March, Thursday from 14:00-15:30 CET at the Kofi A. Annan Conference Room, UNAIDS/WHO Building in Geneva, Switzerland.

The best ways to respond to emerging epidemics have been outlined by leading policy-makers and health advisers during a side event entitled “Addressing global health emergencies: lessons from AIDS to Ebola, Zika and other emerging epidemics” that took place on 9 June.

On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, held in New York, United States of America, from 8 to 10 June, a side event "The end of AIDS as a global health threat: science-based or science fiction?" took place.  It highlighted many of the successes achieved in treating and preventing the transmission of HIV as well as the remarkable progress made in only 35 years in understanding the virus.

A side-event co-hosted by UNAIDS, UNITAID and WHO at the 69th World Health Assembly, which talks about country experiences and lessons learned on implementing HIV self-testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis. A summary of this discussion with links to the video and country presentations on the WHO website are available here.

 

UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge Seminars 2016 presented Latest HIV science: CROI 2016 update on 17 March, Tuesday from 12:30-14:00 CET at the Kofi A. Annan Conference Room, UNAIDS/WHO Building in Geneva, Switzerland. It was also made accessible via webex beyond UNAIDS and WHO.

 Presentations by colleagues from UNAIDS and WHO follow: 

UNAIDS Science now and WHO HIV Knowledge Seminars 2015 presented highlights from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle in February 2015. Colleagues from UNAIDS and WHO presented updates on ARVs, PrEP, HIV epidemiology, paediatric treatment, TB, MCH, HIV testing, among other topics. The seminar happened on 9th April from 13h00 till 14h30 (CEST) at UNAIDS in Geneva.