See Key Federal HIV Leaders at AIDS 2022

Content From: HIV.govPublished: July 14, 20223 min read

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From July 29–August 2, the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS, the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)Exit Disclaimer, is taking place in person in Montreal, Canada, and virtually. Among the thousands of researchers, policymakers, healthcare providers, and community members participating from across the globe will be several key HIV leaders from the U.S. Government. The conference will feature opportunities for attendees to hear about efforts to end the HIV epidemic domestically and globally. During the conference, HIV.gov will share daily updates including interviews with federal leaders and daily recap blogs and broadcasts. Don’t miss any updates by subscribing to our daily emails and following us on Twitter, LinkedInExit Disclaimer, Facebook, and Instagram.

U.S. Government officials will participate in several sessions and activities, including these: 

  • Friday, July 29
    Leveraging the PEPFAR Platform
    This satellite session hosted by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will focus on advancing HIV gains, fighting COVID-19, and strengthening global health security. It will be from 1:00–2:00 pm (ET).

  • Sunday, July 31
    Prime Session with Dr. Fauci
    “HIV in 2022 and Beyond: A View from NIAID” will feature Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden. The session is from 1:00–2:00 pm (ET).

  • Monday, August 1
    Community Engagement Research Symposium
    Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD
    , Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide opening remarks at this research symposium on community engagement in HIV. The symposium is from 11:45 am–12:45 pm (ET). The session aims to discuss the advantages of community engagement in research, including experience and best practices to date.

    Global Village Workshop/Session
    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health will host the Global Village Session Presentation with Q&A from 1:15–2:15 pm (ET). The workshop will focus on exploring innovative global community engagement efforts to increase viral suppression within marginalized communities. The community-informed Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP)-led national viral suppression campaign, I am a Work of ART, which encourages people with HIV who are not in care to seek and stay in care and achieve viral suppression, will be featured.

    Drug Use and HIV Symposium
    Admiral Levine
    will provide opening remarks for this drug use and HIV symposium, which is from 2:15–3:15 pm (ET). This session will review the local and international impact of the harm reduction movement and explore decriminalization of drug use and possession.

  • Tuesday, August 2
    U=U Symposium
    ONAP Director
    Harold Phillips will offer introductory remarks at this symposium, which will tackle myths and false information around living with HIV. Additionally, the panelists will discuss effective prevention methods targeted to youth and young adults to encourage self-determined and educated sexual lives. Join this event from 11:45 am–12:45 pm (ET).

“Ask the Expert” Sessions
Several U.S. government officials will also participate in “Ask the Expert” sessions at the U.S. Government booth during the conference. 

For registered conference participants accessing the conference virtually, several events will be hosted on hybrid channels, which may be accessed from the AIDS 2022 site.