9:00am - 6:30pm [CEST]
Organizers: International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Stop TB Partnership and World Hepatitis Alliance
Eight years since the launch of the Fast-Track Cities network, more than 380 cities and municipalities have signed the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, these cities and municipalities continue to accelerate their urban responses to HIV, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. They are also working to eliminate inequity, social marginalization and stigma as part of a social transformation agenda to make cities and municipalities inclusive, resilient and sustainable. The Fast-Track Cities 2022 conference aims to highlight successes achieved across the network, address cross-cutting challenges faced by local stakeholders and share best practices.
Marlène Bras, Director, HIV Programmes and Advocacy, International AIDS Society and Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) Executive Director, will attend the lunch symposium, “Long-Term Success: Ageing Positively with HIV”, on 11 October 2022, sponsored and hosted by Gilead Sciences. Dr Bras will showcase findings from the newly released JIAS special issue, “Growing older with HIV in the Treat-All Era”. The issue is guest edited by Reena Rajasuriar (University Malaya, Malaysia), Heidi M Crane (University of Washington, USA) and Aggrey S Semeere (IDI-Makerere University, Uganda).
The articles in this special issue highlight the myriad of unprecedented and unique challenges that growing older with HIV entails and propose implementation strategies to achieve longer and richer health spans. The collection of articles shows how research can be used to guide policy, care and treatment of the ageing population living with HIV and illustrates that healthcare systems must evolve to meet their health needs.