Event Date

Jul 20–Jul 26

2024

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project is excited to participate in the AIDS 2024 Conference taking place July 20–26 in Munich, Germany, and virtually. Please join us at the following sessions:

SATELLITE SESSIONS
Defining “sustainability” for key population programmes in the era of epidemic control
Tuesday, July 23 | 18:00–19:30 CET | Room 1/Channel 2
Organizers: EpiC project, Global Black Gay Men Connect, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
As countries inch closer to HIV epidemic control, funders and stakeholders are focusing on sustaining the HIV response. This session will explore the intersections of political leadership, quality access to services, system capacities, and financing related to sustaining the HIV response for key populations (KPs). The session will share outcomes from consultations with KP communities and service providers, and share perspectives from KP-led organizations, UNAIDS, and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy on the unique considerations for key population communities related to sustaining the HIV response.
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The power of profit: How social enterprises promote sustainability and independence of key population-led HIV organizations
Thursday, July 25 | 18:00–19:30 CET | Room 14a/Channel 9 
Organizers: U.S. Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), EpiC project, Blue Diamond Society, MIST LGBTQ Foundation, Network of Maharashtra by People Living with HIV/AIDS in India, Mplus Foundation, StartOut 
Social enterprises are a pathway to sustainability, innovation, and inclusion for KP-led organizations. As financial concerns push organizations to diversify their revenue models, one option is to start social enterprises, such as restaurants, salons, health clinics, and online retail shops. Join us for an exchange of ideas and experiences with social entrepreneurs about their start-up journey, including what they have learned and the surprising impact they are seeing beyond revenue, including innovations in HIV prevention, care, and treatment, new partnerships with the private sector, and increased inclusion for LGBTQ+ people.
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Models to simplify, normalize and diversify PrEP service delivery for scale and equitable access
Monday, July 22 | 18:00–19:30 CET | Room 14a/Channel 9
Organizers: World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNAIDS, PATH, EpiC project, International AIDS Society
This session will spotlight diverse real-world PrEP service delivery models from a variety of contexts and for different populations that showcase examples of the innovative, out-of-the-box thinking needed to accelerate PrEP scale-up. This will be followed by a panel discussion with leading experts on accelerating PrEP scale up, sustainability of PrEP programming and the implications of new PrEP products and approaches.
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PRE-CONFERENCE 
Key Populations and HIV Prevention Pre-Conference
Saturday, July 20 | 2024: 8:00 am–7:30 pm CET | Room 14b/Channel 3 
Organizers: The Global Black Gay Men Connect, Global KP HIV Prevention Advisory Group, AVAC, Fierte Afrique, CoalitionPlus, EpiC project, and Palladium
This pre-conference is a call to action to ensure that key populations are not left behind in the global HIV response. The theme of the pre-conference is “Demand and deliver: securing rights, funding and prevention.” It’s a time to forge partnerships, exchange knowledge and amplify the voices of those most affected
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WORKSHOP
CAB-LA for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Skills Workshop: Essential clinical and counseling skills for PrEP Choice
Friday, July 26 | 10:00–12:30 CET | Room 14a/Channel 0
Organizers: RISE, EpiC project, and MOSAIC Project
This interactive skills-based workshop is designed to help participants support the introduction of long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA or CAB PrEP) as an additional HIV prevention option. The session will cover key clinical topics, along with PrEP choice counseling skills, so participants can support the introduction of CAB PrEP as a critical new HIV prevention option in their settings.
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ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Impacts of community-led monitoring on HIV service improvements: implementation in three provinces in Thailand
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 10:33–10:41 CET | Room 13b/Channel 7  
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From outreach provider to primary health care clinic for key populations in Thailand: how a community-based organization expanded its mission and moved to sustainable financing
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 15:19–15:27 CET | Hall B0a/Channel 4  
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Key population community perspectives on sustainable HIV services
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 15:27 pm–15:35 pm CET | Hall B0a/Channel 4   
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POSTERS
EpiC will have 45 poster presentations highlighting local efforts and global innovations to test, treat, and prevent HIV.