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Journal of the International AIDS Society: Special Issue on Police, Law Enforcement, and HIV

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  • Focus on JIAS special issue covering the critical need for partnerships with police to both impact HIV risk behaviour and professionalise the role of police in public health.
  • Expert panel discussion on how researchers, donors, programme implementers, civil society, and law enforcement are reshaping their work to create more effective partnerships in the global HIV response.

When: Wednesday, 20 July, 14:00-14:45 (SAST)


  • Nick Thomson, International AIDS Society & Johns Hopkins University (moderator)
  • Rick Altice, Yale University (lead author of JIAS special issue)
  • Tom LaSalvia, U.S. Department of State / PEPFAR
  • Ralf Jurgens, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria
  • Wamala Twaibu, Uganda Harm Reduction Network / LEAHN
  • Ahmed Shehata, International Development Law Organization
  • Luiz Loures, UNAIDS


  • International AIDS Society
  • International Development Law Organization
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN)

Contact: Nick Thomson, +61.409.690.256

Remember to visit the online Media Kit regularly for the latest press conference updates and information. 

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