Announcing AIDS 2016 plenary programme and speakers

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We are thrilled to announce the plenary speakers for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).  This year, as we return to Durban, South Africa after fifteen years and take on the challenge of new global targets, AIDS 2016 promises to be a pivotal moment for the future of HIV. The plenary programme topics and roster of the world’s top scientists, researchers, and global health experts headlining AIDS 2016 represent the historic nature of the conference. Learn more about each of the plenary speakers here.

Please note: The presentation titles and the programme are subject to change.


Tuesday, July 19 2016: Where are we now?

  • Global Epidemiology: State of the Pandemic
    Steffanie Strathdee, United States
  • Implications of Gender on the Response
    Elizabeth Anne Bukusi, Kenya
    Maurine Murenga, Kenya
  • Universal Access: Systems for Health in the Immediate Treatment Era
    Alex Coutinho, Uganda
  • Jonathan Mann Lecture: Protecting Human Rights and Reducing Stigma
    Edwin Cameron, South Africa


Wednesday 20 July: What is our goal?

  • Prevention Equity: Uptake of Innovations in Testing, Prevention, Reducing Incidence
    Nittaya Phanuphak, Thailand
  • TB and Co-Infections, Co-Morbidities: The Long Game
    Anton Pozniak, United Kingdom
  • Toward an HIV Vaccine
    Larry Corey, United States
  • Youth Focus: Adolescents at Risk and in the Lead
    Tariro Makadzange, Zimbabwe
    Michael Ighodaro, Nigeria


Thursday 21 July: What are the key barriers?

  • Expanding Access for All at Risk and in Need
    Cyriaque Ako, Ivory Coast
  • Barriers to a Cure
    Deborah Persaud, United States
  • Essential Medicines, IP and Access
    Malebona Precious Matsoso, South Africa 


Friday 22 July: How do we get there?

  • Ending Paediatric AIDS
    Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, UNICEF
  • HIV in Global Health and the SDGs
    Alessandra Nilo, Brazil
  • What’s New, What’s Next, What’s Ahead?
    Carlos del Rio, Mexico



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