The IAS – International AIDS Society, through its Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) programme, organizes three satellite sessions at the virtual IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021), 18-21 July 2021.
18 July, 21:00 - 22:30 (UTC+02:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
In April 2021, the World Health Organization released new clinical and service delivery recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment and care. The updated recommendations include actions that countries can take to improve the delivery of HIV treatment and care services, including integrated approaches to testing, by providing greater options for differentiated approaches. The aim of this satellite is to inform ministries of health, HIV programme managers, members of civil society and other stakeholders about key changes to the guidelines and share data from early adopters of these policies along with experiences on how to operationalize implementation of the new guidelines. These recommendations include earlier eligibility for differentiated service delivery (DSD) for HIV treatment after six months on antiretroviral therapy (ART); updated recommendations for pregnant and breastfeeding women on ART; frequency and alignment of clinical visits and ART refills, as well as new aspects for integrating HIV treatment with family planning and the management of non-communicable diseases.
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19 July, 17:00 - 18:00 (UTC+02:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna.
In the past five years, considerable progress has been made towards reaching the 90-90-90 targets for men in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. Data from eastern and southern Africa highlights this progress – from 74-64-86 in 2015 to 84-77-90 in 2019. However, significant gaps exist to reaching the targets and to close disparities with women where from 2015 to 2019 progress improved from 83-71-87 to 91-86-91. In order to reach the men left behind, challenges must be addressed and successful programmes taken to scale. In this satellite, key stakeholders from ministries of health, civil society, communities, funders, implementers and researchers will come together to both show progress towards improving HIV services for men over the past five years as well as highlighting the gaps that remain and how they could be addressed. The session is framed around men in their different roles and with intersecting identities, highlighting recent implementation data on engaging men in HIV services and amplifying their voices.
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19 July, 08:30- 09:30 (UTC+02:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
The world missed the 2020 UNAIDS target of 3 million people accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Despite missing this target, PrEP uptake has increased 113% since 2019, largely due to efforts to differentiate, simplify, and demedicalize PrEP delivery. PrEP delivery has shifted from clinic-only models to mobile, pharmacy, and virtual ones that have led to increased uptake and effective use of PrEP. As new PrEP products come to market, including long-acting injectables, antiretroviral-containing vaginal rings, and the dual prevention pill, the world is poised for continued PrEP scale-up. However, there is a critical need to simplify delivery of these products in order to optimize their availability and acceptability to benefit all populations. This session will convene implementers, advocates, and researchers to share viewpoints on what can be done to differentiate access points and models to define a pathway for inclusive, client-responsive delivery of these new PrEP tools.
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Join us at the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021), 18-21 July 2021 and discover the latest DSD science - satellites, symposium sessions, on demand oral abstracts and posters.
Details can be found in the DSD at IAS 2021 roadmap
For any inquiries about these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]