08:00 - 09:30 EDT

Science, HIV and Covid-19 – Where are we headed?


In this side-event, Jon Cohen, a leading science journalist, will engage leaders in global science with specific questions and moderate a panel discussion before inviting questions and comments from the audience and other participants.

The event will highlight science relevant to new UNAIDS global strategy and targets and the changing scientific environment that will take the world to 2030, the SDG target date. Themes will include: COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS science: a two-way street; Science, ethics, and structural interventions; Evolving HIV prevention science: towards 2025 targets; What will it take to eliminate pediatric HIV disease?; Science and HIV for Key Populations; Inequalities and science.


Jon Cohen, Science journal, USA


Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden; Director, NIAID at the U.S. NIH


Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Chief Scientist

Wafaa El Sadr, Co-chair HIV Prevention Trials Network, Director ICAP, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York

Loyce Maturu, Activist from Zvandiri, Harare

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director, CAPRISA; Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York; Pro-Vice Chancellor for African Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; UNAIDS Advisory Group co-chair

Greg Millett, Vice President and Director, Public Policy, AMFAR

Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Malaya; President of Internaional AIDS Society

Hendrik Streeck, Director of the Institute of Virology; Head of Advisory committee for the German AIDS Foundation; Professor for Virology at the University of Bonn, Germany

Sponsored by UNAIDS, WHO, World Bank and Africa CDC

Join us on Zoom : https://unaids.zoom.us/j/96511483026?pwd=VjA5Q2pkQ0MvSWVpbENXSklQVFZidz09

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