The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is being held in Amsterdam next week. More than 20,000 people from all corners of the world will convene to share information on how best to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Science is at the core of the meeting, producing new treatments, prevention methods and diagnostics, and also, through implementation science, improved programs that deliver greater impact more efficiently.
The “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges” conference theme aims to draw attention to “the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key and priority populations.” This theme builds on the overarching global framework to end the AIDS epidemic: the 90-90-90 targets by 2020 for HIV-infected people knowing their status, receiving sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), and achieving viral suppression. We’d like to draw your attention to some particularly important presentations from FHI 360 scientists that contribute to these goals.