HIV/AIDS

Join HIV, hepatitis events at the 72nd World Health Assembly

21 May 2019 - We invite all partners, delegates and staff participating in the 72nd World Health Assembly join the following events.

Accelerating the AIDS response (West and Central Africa)

Wednesday, 22 May, 07:00 – 09:00
UNAIDS/WHO D building (closed event)
Ministerial meeting organized by UNAIDS
Speaker: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, WHO Director-General (TBC)

HIV, gender and masculinity: why it matters

Wednesday, 22 May, 11:00 – 11:30
Salle des pas perdus, Palais des Nations
Learning lab:Interactive quiz and Q&A: Rachel Baggaley, WHO Coordinator for HIV/hep key populations

Launch of the new WHO global progress report on HIV/Hep/STIs

Thursday, 23 May, 08:30 – 13:00
Salle des pas perdus, Palais des Nations
Interactive exhibit. Speakers: Gottfried Hirnschall, WHO HIV/Hep Director; Daniel Low-Beer, Coordinator for HIV/Hep strategic information; Marc Bulterys, WHO Global Hepatitis Programme Team Lead; Melanie Taylor, Technical officer for STIs.
Q&A with authors, interactive DARTS game, video demonstrations, live selfies and social media action #HIVHepSTIs2019

Leveraging technologies and innovation to end AIDS and TB

Thursday, 23 May, 13:00 – 14:00
Mezzanine - Palais des Nations, E building, Door 40
High-Level Innovation panel co-hosted by UNAIDS and Stop TB partnership
Speakers: Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Executive Director, Chief Scientist Division

MTV Shuga Down South II

Thursday, 23 May, 18:30 – 19:30
Palais des Nations Cinema
Geneva Première of multi-award-winning TV drama
Hosted by UNITAID, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, WHO, (introducing storylines on HIV self-testing and PrEP)
Speakers: H.E. Dr Eugène Aouélé Aka, Minister of Health of Côte d’Ivoire; Lelio Marmora, UNITAID Executive Director; Georgia Arnold, Executive Director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation; Gottfried Hirnschall, WHO Director, HIV/Hep;
RSVP at hello@mtvstayingalive.org More about MTV Shuga Down South II

Boosting community-led responses to reaching the most marginalized communities

Thursday, 23 May, 19:00 – 19:50
Room IX, Palais des Nations
Event organized by Global Network of People living with HIV and Medicus Mundi International.
Speaker: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, WHO Director-General (TBC)

Innovating WHO guidelines through apps

Friday, 24 May, 11:30 – 14:30
Serpentine Hall, Palais des Nations
Learning lab: demonstration of HIV testing services and PrEP apps
Live demo and Q&A: Cheryl Johnson and Maggie Barr-Dichiara, HIV testing app; Michelle Rodolph, PrEP app; Live selfies and social media action #HIVSelftest #OfferPrEP