The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) convened more than 20,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries.
IAVI and its partners participated in several events at the conference. Click on the following links to access presentation slides, webcasts or blog coverage of the following events:
Plenary: Turning the Tide on Transmission
Details: This session included a comprehensive overview of the path forward to an HIV vaccine given by Bart Haynes, Director of the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology- Immunogen Design (CHAVI-ID) from Duke University.
Investing in HIV prevention in a global recession: HIV prevention research and development funding trends 2000-2011
Details: This session—which addressed key policy issues affecting research, prevention and care programs and human rights— included a presentation of a new on HIV prevention research funding trends, titled Investing to End the AIDS Epidemic: A new Era for HIV Prevention Research and Development. The report was prepared by the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group, which includes IAVI, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Satellite: Research for New HIV/AIDS Prevention Technologies: Community Perspectives
Details: This session discussed how community engagement can inform microbicide, PrEP and vaccine research, help ensure future access for diverse populations, and help shape comprehensive combination prevention programs.
Sponsors: IAVI, African AIDS Vaccine Partnership (AAVP), AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM).
Global Village Workshop: Communicating Complex Science in 140 Characters—Social Media and the HIV Prevention Research Field
Details: This workshop provided an understanding of how social media platforms are being used to communicate about HIV prevention research. It also provided concrete ideas on how HIV prevention research advocates can best harness the power of social media to enact change.
Sponsors: AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, IAVI, IRMA, HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC), National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC).
Global Village Workshop: Know Your Resources—How to Use Funding Data to Strengthen your Messages in the Critical Push for Investing in the End of AIDS
Details: This session demonstrated existing resource tracking methods, improve comprehension of funding analyses and inform global advocates’ resource mobilization. By understanding the flow of resources, advocates can better target their efforts, bring donors to the table and strategize a way forward to making an AIDS-free generation a reality. A comprehensive guide on current resource tracking efforts underway was launched at the session.
Advocating for Advancements in HIV/AIDS and TB Prevention Technologies in a Changing World
Details: The event discussed lessons learned from advocacy for new HIV/AIDS-related prevention tools. Advocates who work on national and global advocacy discussed how to adapt strategies to the current global health advocacy and policy environment. The event also provided attendees with the opportunity to strategize with colleagues working across advocacy issues, and to prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Sponsors: Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), Aeras, AVAC, IAVI, International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM).