IAS Rome 2011: CONRAD Teams up with Global Campaign for Microbicides and South Africa's Department of Science and Technology

From Proof to Delivery: Scaling up HIV Prevention for Women: Delivering the First Microbicide in Africa
July 26, 2011

CONRAD, the Global Campaign for Microbicides and the South African Department of Science and Technology sponsored a satellite session on the opening day of the 2011 International AIDS Society meeting in Rome.  The session featured panel discussions regarding implementation of tenofovir gel and its potential impact on the HIV epidemic, as well as the cost of utilizing different strategies for HIV prevention–including the use of ARVs for treatment to reduce onward transmission compared to, and combining, oral and topical prophylaxis for those uninfected.  The discussions were moderated by Dr. Henry Gabelnick, Yasmin Halima with the Global Campaign for Microbicides and Dr. Gina Brown with NIH. 

Panelists included:

Ward Cates, FHI; Samu Dube, Global Campaign for Microbicides, Glaudina Loots, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa; Sengeziwe Sibeko, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa; David Stanton, USAID; Shelia Tlou, Regional Director, UNAIDS; Stephen Becker, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Peter Cherutich, National AIDS/STD Control Programme (NASCOP), Kenya; Catherine Hankins, UNAIDS
Meredith Moore, Clinton Health Access Initiative

A video link is forthcoming and an article from aidsmap can be viewed here.

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