Wednesday, 2 October 2019 | 17:30-19:30 | Room 1
Disruptive community action has been a cornerstone of public health responses to HIV. However, HIV infection rates need to fall faster in Europe if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be met, and spikes in HIV infection rates in some countries require urgent attention. In parallel, long-term outcomes during chronic HIV treatment must be improved. Transforming HIV responses to address these challenges will require rejuvenated, disruptive community advocacy together with innovative, people-centered care approaches.
This session will combine national case studies and interactive breakouts led by community activists, together with a multi-sector panel involving public health specialists and policymakers. It will explore where and why HIV responses in Europe are failing and showcase how the HIV community is disrupting anew. It will also ask how future EU-level policy should support multi-stakeholder action, and how learnings from HIV civil society can be applied in other fields.