Earlier this month, on 8-10 June 2016, the United Nations General Assembly held a High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, which resulted in the approval of the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the fast track to accelerate the fight against HIV and to end the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. To describe the nature of the agreements adopted concerning PrEP as part of combination HIV prevention, as well as relevant roll-out issues, this coming 28 June we will be honoured to have Drs Rachel Baggaley and Ioannis Metsmeletzis from the HIV Department, WHO, Geneva; and Dr. Rosalind Coleman, from UNAIDS, Geneva, speak together in an upcoming webinar session entitled:
Maximising the Global Impact of PrEP in HIV Prevention: Adoption of the WHO PrEP recommendation and implementation towards the UNAIDS Fast-Track Targets on PrEP Coverage
Dr. Rachel Baggaley, HIV Department, WHO. She has over 25 years of experience working on HIV programmes and policy in all regions and in a range of clinical and community settings. She leads the HIV testing and prevention work for WHO, including the development of policy and WHO guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment guidance for key populations, and the WHO consolidated HIV testing service guidelines, together with guidance on community based testing approaches and self-testing. She also oversees the work on HIV prevention and recently led the development of new WHO PrEP guidelines and the work on PrEP implementation, which includes addressing specific issues relating to woman and PrEP.
Dr. Ioannis (Yannis) Hodges-Mameletzis, WHO. He is an HIV molecular epidemiologist and biologist by training, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently consulting on PrEP at WHO Headquarters and is involved in supporting countries around the technical and programmatic issues around PrEP implementation. He has been extensively involved in the development of evidence-based recommendations for HIV and viral hepatitis at WHO.
Dr. Rosalind Coleman, UNAIDS. She is a public health clinician who began her HIV career at Hlabisa, kwaZulu Natal in the mid 1990s. She is now a consultant at UNAIDS Geneva, working on PrEP advocacy and access with a particular focus on country policy, the regulatory landscape for PrEP and the evidence base for PrEP activities.
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28 June, 2016, at 7:00 am Los Angeles; 9:00 am Mexico, Lima, Panama City; 10:00 New York; 11:00 am Brasilia; 3:00 pm London; 4:00 pm Geneva/Johannesburg, 7.30 pm India, 9pm Bangkok. To check the time in your specific time zone, please visit:
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After you register you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to access the webinar and background readings.Looking forward to your participation.