IAS Educational Fund Meeting – Georgia
The IAS Educational Fund meeting – Translating Science to End HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 20 June 2019. The meeting was organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma and was fully endorsed by the Georgian Harm Reduction Network.
During this one-day symposium, more than 75 professionals in the HIV response in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of community organizations and key and vulnerable 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, presentations and discussions on PrEP and other innovative prevention methods, integrated approaches for the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, innovative ways forward for harm reduction services and strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination. Regional actions that could be taken to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination were also discussed during the event.
Material from the meeting is available below.