IAS Educational Fund Meeting – Kingdom of Eswatini
The IAS Educational Fund meeting – Science, Community and Youth in the HIV Response in Southern Africa – was held in the Kingdom of Eswatini on 26-27 March 2019. The event was organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS (NERCHA) and fully supported by the Ministry of Health and UNAIDS.
During this two-day meeting, more than 150 professionals in the HIV response in the Southern Africa region, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of youth, community and key populations, gathered to discuss the latest science as well as innovative ways forward for treatment and prevention.
Key topics discussed included key messages from the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, updates on cure, as well as innovative ways regarding HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women, the path forward for treatment and prevention of HIV, tuberculosis, and non-communicable diseases, and also regional actions that could be taken to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination.
Material from the meeting is available below.