Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: Having the Courage of Our Convictions

1-2 October 2015
City Hall of the 4th Arrondissement (Mairie du 4e Arrondissement) of Paris

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The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), in collaboration with the City of Paris, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and other partners will host a fourth annual summit aimed at leveraging antiretrovirals to end AIDS-related mortality and prevent new HIV infections.

Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: Having the Courage of our Convictions will take place 1-2 October 2015 at the City Hall of the 4th Arrondissement of the City of Paris. The summit will serve as a forum for the presentation of data related to and discussion about the fast-tracked implementation of treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The summit will also allow clinicians, researchers, public health policy-makers, government officials, donor agency managers, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders to explore ways of generating demand for and increasing access to HIV testing, care, and treatment services globally.

The summit will be co-chaired by Kenneth H. Mayer, MD (Harvard University/Fenway Institute, USA) and Julio SG Montaner, MD (British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Canada).

In designing this year’s summit program, the Co-Chairs and Planning Committee chose the summit’s motto, “Having the Courage of Our Convictions,” acknowledged the near global consensus around the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, as well as attaining global HIV testing, treatment, and viral suppression targets (90-90-90). However, they also shared a concern about the pace at which progress is being made to attain the goal and targets. Moreover, guiding the selection of this year’s summit themes are the following sobering statistics:

  • 4,600 babies are born HIV infected weekly
  • 36,500 adults become HIV infected weekly, of whom 7,000 are young women
  • 3,600 children and 25,000 adults die weekly of AIDS-related complications

Select summit presentations, which will be uploaded daily during the summit, will appear below as the meeting progresses. IAPAC requests that any use of these presentations should include citations to both the presenting authors and relevant summit information (e.g. Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: Having the Courage of our Convictions, 1-2 October 2015, Paris).


THURSDAY, 1 October 2015


José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH
Julio S.G. Montaner, MD
Kenneth H. Mayer, MD

Mayor Anne Hidalgo

Leadership to End AIDS as a Public Health Threat – Do We Have What it Takes?
Moderator: Paul Benkimoun, MD
Ambassador Philippe Meunier
Michel Sidibé, MEcon
Lelio Marmora
Kenly Sikwese

Joep MA Lange, MD, PhD, Memorial Lecture
Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD

What Do Advances in HIV Treatment Mean in the Context of Ending AIDS?
Benjamin Young, MD, PhD

Community-Based TasP Trials: Updates and Projected Contributions
Moderator: Mark Harrington
Deenan Pillay, MD • Presentation
Velephi Okello, MBBS, MPH • Presentation

M.J. Makhema • Presentation

Sarah J. Fidler, MBBS, PhD • Presentation

TasP Implementation: Strategic Lessons from the Frontlines
Moderator: Patrick G. Yeni, MD
Sabin Nsanzimana, MD • Presentation
Marcelo Araújo de Freitas, MD, PhD • Presentation
François Dabis, MD • Presentation

PrEP 2015: State-of-the-Science and Contextualizing PrEP’s Role in Controlling HIV
Kenneth Mayer, MD • Presentation
David Burns, PhD • Presentation

Early PrEP Implementation: Perspectives from the Field
Moderator: Jane Anderson, MBBS, PhD

Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH • Presentation
Sheena McCormack, MSc • Presentation
Jean-Michel Molina, MD • Presentation

Putting It All Together: TasP, PrEP, and an Evolving HIV Prevention Paradigm
Jonathan Mermin, MD

Situation Report: A Reality Check on Our Quest to End AIDS by 2030
Moderator: Francois Venter, MD

Dominique Costagliola, PhD • Presentation
Nikos Dedes
Peter Mugyenyi, MD
Jorge Saavedra, MD • Presentation


FRIDAY, 2 October 2015

90-90-90 and PEPFAR 3.0: Pivoting Toward HIV Control
Douglas N. Shaffer, MD, MHS

Where is the Demand? — Clearing Bottlenecks to Achieving the 90-90-90 Targets
Reuben Granich, MD, MPH

WHO Early Release Guidance on ART Initiation and PrEP; and IAPAC Guidance on Optimizing the HIV Care Continuum to Attain the 90-90-90 Targets
Meg Doherty, MD, MPH • Presentation
Julio Montaner, MD • Presentation

What Will It Take to Optimize TasP, Achieve 90-90-90, and Control HIV
Moderator: Christine Katlama, MD

K. Rivet Amico, PhD • Presentation
Julio Montaner, MD • Presentation
Terri Ford • Presentation
Badara Samb, MD, PhD • Presentation

Ending AIDS: Way Outside the Box Thinking…
Michael Ruffner, MPP
Katie Callahan, MPH • Presentation

Meeting Demand: Industry Innovations to Achieve the 90-90-90 Targets
Moderator: José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH

Gavin Cloherty, PhD
James Rooney, MD
Sandra Lehrman, MD
Alex Rinehart, PhD

Fast-Track Cities: Focusing on Urban HIV Epidemics to Attain the 90-90-90 Targets

Bertrand Audoin, MBA
Michael Hahn, MD


Serge Eholié, MD, PhD
France Lert, PhD
Praphan Phanuphak, MD, PhD

Closing the Gaps: What Does It Mean to Leave No One Behind?
Moderator: Gus Cairns, MA • Presentation

Gregorio Millett, MPH
Kate Shannon, PhD • Presentation
Imane Sidibé, MSc
Anna Zakowicz, MPH, MA

Acting in Solidarity: Overcoming Political/Programmatic Challenges to Fast-Track the 90-90-90 Targets
Luíz Loures, MD

Having the Courage of Our Convictions to End AIDS as a Public Health Threat by 2030
José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH


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