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The New York Academy of Sciences - Three Zeros of Eliminating HIV / AIDS: Global Science and Policy

May 17, 2013
New York, NY
Our partners at the New York Academy of Sciences are hosting a one-day HIV/AIDS Symposium on Friday May 17. The Symposium will bring together key science and policy thought leaders to discuss strategies to achieve the Three Zeros of Eliminating HIV and AIDS: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.
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The UNAIDS "three zeros" strategy urges that we take a global approach in our efforts toward zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination, and provides a clear vision for future HIV / AIDS research and policy. This one-day symposium will present view points from a range of key opinion leaders discussing their approach to improve communication and collaboration on a global scale. Updates from research leaders will tackle capacity-building for HIV prevention, care, and treatment: controlling the spread of HIV, including reducing mother to child transmission, PEPFAR and other international programs, addressing public health concerns, reducing transmission via international human trafficking, treatment as prevention, microbicides, and local and international vaccine trial updates. A case study will cover current approaches to tackling HIV in inner-city communities, and a panel of international advocacy experts will tackle the path towards zero discrimination.

Speakers include: Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Deborah Birx (CDC), Myron S. Cohen (UNC School of Medicine), Chris Collins (amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research), Tim Horn (Treatment Action Group), Rick King (IAVI), Luiz Loures (UNAIDS), Mary A. Marovich (NIAID), Nelson L. Michael (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), Julio Montaner (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV / AIDS), John P. Moore (Weill Cornell Medical College), Robert R. Redfield (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Annie Sparrow (Mount Sinai Global Health), David Stanton (Office of HIV / AIDS, USAID), Daniel Tietz (ACRIA), Mitchell Warren (AVAC)