OGA at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), Durban, South Africa

OGA’s participation at AIDS 2016 spotlighted the capacity of HHS operating divisions to contribute to the global HIV response.

PEPFAR Annual Meeting, July 16-17

Session: Preventing HIV Infections in Men
Date: July 16
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM

Although the HIV prevalence in men is frequently lower than women in the African context, men are less likely to be HIV tested, to initiate timely ART and may have poorer treatment outcomes. Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs (2011-2017), moderated a panel aimed at highlighting best practices and lessons learned from HIV prevention efforts for men.

HHS Day: Leveraging Partnerships to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation, July 18

HHS is poised to make significant contributions to reaching PEPFAR 3.0 targets. Former Assistant Secretary Kolker convened “HHS Day” to strengthen collaboration among the Department’s agencies—including CDC, FDA, HRSA, NIH, SAMHSA, and OGA—accelerate progress toward achieving an AIDS-free generation.

21st International AIDS Conference, July 18-22: Access Equity Rights Now

Session: Opportunities for and Challenges to Sustainable Financing of the AIDS Response
Date: July 20
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Predictable and sustainable financing of the AIDS response is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Former Assistant Secretary Kolker and Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, co-chaired this session aimed at providing a better understanding of the key elements of sustainable HIV financing and their importance to achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Session: Getting to Scale: Examples of Success
Date: July 20
Time: 2:30 - 4:00

Former Assistant Secretary Kolker participated on a panel to discuss successful examples of scaling up critical services, and lessons learned.

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