AIDS 2022 Session Spotlights Bi-directional Learning Between Domestic and Global Efforts

Content From: HIV.govPublished: July 26, 20223 min read



At the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) later this week, a satellite session organized by U.S. government partners will provide a forum for enhancing bi-directional learning between our colleagues working in domestic and global settings, enhancing our collective work to end the HIV epidemic. The session will feature perspectives from senior U.S. domestic and global HIV leadership, as well as HIV program leadership from Vietnam, the U.S., and Zambia.

The session, "Insights and Innovations from Global and U.S. Domestic Efforts to Reach and Sustain HIV Epidemic ControlExit Disclaimer," is scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2022, from 4:30–6:00 PM (ET). Registered conference participants are invited to participate in room 517D on site or on Channel 2 on the conference platform.

Co-hosted by its organizers, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, the session will showcase lessons from U.S. government-supported global and domestic HIV programs. Presenters will highlight key challenges, opportunities, and innovations to improve program design, execution, and outcomes for all communities.

The first part of the session will feature remarks from and a conversation among Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at HHS, Ambassador John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy, and B. Kaye Hayes, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease at HHS.

During the second part of the session, a panel of implementers from three different countries will discuss lessons from programs focused on providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services and increasing the number of people with HIV who have durable viral suppression. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jen Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, who is also a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. The panelists will discuss innovations, best practices, and lessons learned to improve service delivery in both global and domestic settings. Harold Phillips, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, will provide closing remarks.

The dialogue from this session will inform a follow-on forum this fall that will advance the agenda for structured bi-directional exchange and continue the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and knowledge gained while implementing HIV services and to strengthen program planning and implementation.

AIDS 2022 will take place in Montreal, Canada, and virtually from July 29 to August 2, 2022. The world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS, this biennial meeting brings thousands of researchers, policymakers, program implementers, advocates, and others to present and discuss the latest HIV research, move research into action, and share innovative programs and practices. This initiative will  strengthen local, national, and global efforts to end the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being. See the AIDS 2022 websiteExit Disclaimer for additional information about the conference. Follow the blog and social media channels for news from the conference starting Thursday, July 28.