AIDS 2010

Conference Overview

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

Given the 2010 deadline for universal access set by world leaders, AIDS 2010 will coincide with a major push for expanded access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. With a global economic crisis threatening to undermine public investments, the conference will help keep HIV on the front burner, and is a chance to demonstrate the importance of continued HIV investments to broader health and development goals. AIDS 2010 is also an opportunity to highlight the critical connection between human rights and HIV; a dialogue begun in earnest in Mexico City in 2008.The selection of the AIDS 2010 host city is a reflection of the central role Vienna has played in bridging Eastern and Western Europe, and will allow for an examination of the epidemic’s impact in Eastern Europe.

The AIDS 2010 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging sessions and plenaries – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking. Following the success of the pilot programme at AIDS 2008, the XVIII International AIDS Conference will provide or facilitate hubs (centres) where selected sessions of the conference will be screened, to increase the access to the conference programme.

Several members of the Social & Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME) group travelled to Vienna to exhibit posters and give oral presentations on their research in this field.

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Baseline findings from the SASA! Study: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a community violence & HIV prevention intervention in Uganda

Modelling the potential impact on HIV transmission of a rectal microbicide used by men who have sex with men and the effects of condom substitution

The cost-effectiveness of large scale HIV prevention activities. The case of Avahan

Reaching rural youth with sexual and reproductive health and HIV services in Malawi through mobile clinics: the costs of expanding integrated services

A framework for the economic evaluation of the integration of SRH and HIV interventions in Kenya and Swaziland

Costing analysis of delivery structures treating sexually transmitted infection to high-risk groups in Karnataka, India over 3 years

Asylum-seeking women: violence and sexual health in the host country

Costs of scaling-up programme for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangalore over 3 years, Karnataka, India

Incentivising Behaviour Change presentation

Attaining realistic and substantial reductions in HIV incidence: Model projections of combining microbicide and male circumcision interventions in rural Uganda presentation

Baseline findings from the SASA! Study: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a community violence & HIV prevention intervention in Uganda presentation

Costs of scaling-up programme for Men who have sex with Men (MSM) in Bangalore over three years, Karnataka, India presentation