Overcoming global challenges: Achieving and sustaining viral suppression

HIV suppression or control with ART reduces the risk of people living with HIV to develop pathologies associated with the virus and the risk to pass the virus to their sexual partners or unborn or new-born children. Achieving and maintaining viral suppression remains a challenge globally with disparities in various countries and settings.

To achieve and maintain viral suppression among people living with HIV, strategies that engage community members and motivate long-term treatment adherence are required. These strategies should be scalable, community-based, and cost-effective. Recent crises have highlighted new challenges to their successful implementation. Addressing both long-term global challenges, as well as those arising from macro disruptions, are vital in achieving this 95 target.  

This event will look at both global obstacles and region-specific disruptions in HIV care and at strategies towards building resilient health care systems that enable improving and maintaining adherence.  

This session is the third out of three in the Reaching the 95-95-95 targets: The importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration series. Watch session 1 here and session 2 here

23 May 2023
Chairs

Helen McDowell

Head of Government Affairs & Public Health

ViiV Healthcare

Nittaya Phanuphak

Executive Director

Institute of HIV Research and Innovation

Speakers

Nesrine Rizk

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Closing the gaps in the HIV care continuum

Andriy Klepikov

Executive Director

Alliance for Public Health

Evgenia Rudenka

Evgenia Rudenka

Head of Procurement Team

100% LIFE

Addressing Ukraine war challenges: how civil society organizations are ensuring uninterrupted treatment

Helen Bygrave

Médecins Sans Frontières

Charles Ssonko

Charles Ssonko

Médecins Sans Frontières

Innovative strategies to ensure un-interrupted DSD for internally displaced peoples

Paul Schaper

Executive Director, Global Pharmaceutical Public Policy

Merck

Working with healthcare services and providers to overcome challenges in driving retention in care
Panelists

Volodymyr Kurpita

Pact Ukraine

Hélder Macul

Hélder Macul

Technical Advisor for Differentiated Service Delivery

Mozambique Ministry of Health, National STI/HIV/AIDS Control Program

Rahul Lande

Rahul Lande

Vice President of International Business

Hetero

Rachel O’Shea

Rachel O’Shea

Cepheid

Tamrat Assefa

Tamrat Assefa

Regional Program Director

ICAP at Columbia University