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International AIDS Society

Daily Plenary Sessions


The daily plenary sessions feature some the world’s most distinguished HIV scientists, policy specialists and community leaders. Plenary sessions will bring together all conference delegates at the first session of every morning.

The following plenary topics will set the tone for the week's programme. Presentation dates and titles are subject to change.


SUNDAY, 18 JULY 

Yves Souteyrand (Switzerland), WHO
Topic: State of the Epidemic - HIV Epidemiology: Progress, Challenges and Human Rights Implications
Co-Authors for published paper: Kort, R. Canada; Shakarishvili, A. Georgia; Rehle, T. South Africa; Garcia-Calleja, T. Spain

Paula Akugizibwe (South Africa), AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa
Topic: State of the Epidemic: Human Rights and the Response
Co-Authors for published paper: Grover, A. India; Clayton, M. Namibia; Maleche, A. Kenya 

Sharon Lewin (Australia), The Alfred Hospital/Monash University/Centre for Virology, Burnet Institute
Topic: State of the Epidemic: Strategies for a Cure
Co-Authors for published paper: Chomont, N. Canada; Elliott, J. Australia; Spire, B. France; Evans, V. Australia 

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Monday, 19 July

Vuyiseka Dubula (South Africa), Treatment Action Campaign
Topic: Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention
Chair: TBC
Co-Authors for published paper: Trossero, A. Argentina; Pascal, R. Chile; Baker, C. United States; Heywood, M; South Africa 

Anya Sarang
(Russia), Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice
Topic: HIV, Drug Policy and Harm Reduction
Chair: Jacques Normand, United States
Co-Authors for published paper: Wolfe, D. United States; Barrett, D. United Kingdom; Dorabjee, J. Australia; Schleifer, R. United States; Rhodes, T. United Kingdom

Former President Bill Clinton (USA), Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States
Keynote Lecture
Chair: Debrework Zewdie, Ethiopia


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Tuesday, 20 July 

Anthony Fauci (USA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
Topic: New Concepts in HIV/AIDS Pathogenesis: Implications for Interventions
Chair: Jack Whitescarver, United States

Everjoice Win (Zimbabwe), Women’s Rights at ActionAid International
Topic: Violence Against Women and Girls
Chair: Annie Lennox, United Kingdom
Co-Authors for published paper: Rothschild, C. United States; Mukhia, N. India; Ndlovu, G. South Africa

Aaron Motsoaledi (South Africa), South African Ministry of Health
Topic: Universal Access: Treatment and Prevention Scale-up
Chair: Jacob Gayle, United States
Co-Authors for published paper: TBC

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Wednesday, 21 July

Bernard Hirschel (Switzerland), Geneva University Medical School/Geneva University Hospital
Topic: Anti-HIV Drugs for Prevention
Chair: Peter Piot, United Kingdom
Co-Authors for published paper: Timberlake, S. Switzerland; Amon, J. United States

Ellen ‘t Hoen (Switzerland), UNITAID
Topic: A Proposal for Change: Managing Patents for Access to AIDS Medicines for All
Chair: : José Gomes Temporão, Brazil
Co-Authors for published paper: Moon, S. United States; Berger, J. South Africa

James Hakim (Zimbabwe), University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
Topic: ART Advances: Into the Next Decade
Chair: Betty King, United States
Co-Authors for published paper: Chisada, A. Zimbabwe; Nhando, N. Zimbabwe; Samaneka, W. Zimbabwe; Clayton, M. Namibia

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Thursday, 22 July

Carlos Cáceres (Peru), Cayetano Heredia University/Institute of Studies in Health, Sexuality and Human Development
Topic: Combination HIV Prevention: Moving from Debate to Action
Chair: Ashok Alexander, India
Co-Authors for published paper: de Zalduondo, B. United States; Hallett, T. United Kingdom; Avila-Figueroa, C. Mexico; Clayton, M. Namibia

Elaine Abrams (USA), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health
Topic: Vertical Transmission
Chair: Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs, Georgia
Co-Authors for published paper: TBC

Meena Saraswathi Seshu (India), Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha
Topic: No Excuses: A Living Experience of the Struggle for Rights - Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture
Chair: Jeffrey Sturchio, United States
Co-Authors for published paper: Csete, J. United States; Cohen, J. United States

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Friday, 23 July

Dmytro Sherembey (Ukraine), All-Ukrainian Network of PLHA
Topic: HIV and Incarceration: Prisons and Detention
Chair: Christopher Lawford Kennedy, United States

Manfred Nowak (Austria), UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment/University of Vienna/Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
Topic: HIV and Incarceration: Prisons and Detention
Chair: Christopher Lawford Kennedy, United States
Co-Authors for published paper: Jürgens, R. Canada; Day, M. St. Lucia

Liz Gwyther (South Africa), Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa/School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
Topic: Care and Support: Integral to Comprehensive Care
Chair: TBC
Co-Authors for published paper: Mundeta, B. South Africa; Lohman, D. United States; Hayes, S. United States; Harding, R. United Kingdom

David Thomas (USA), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Topic: Hepatitis C: Cure and Control, Right Now
Chair: Nafis Sadik, Pakistan
Co-Authors for published paper: Zabransky, T. Czech Republic; Leoutsakas, D. United States; Kumar, M.S. India

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