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The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) strategy set targets to enhance knowledge HIV status; to be on sustainable antiretroviral therapy (ART) and to be virally suppressed has the potential to prevent onward HIV transmission and reduce annual HIV incidence to less than 1%. These targets were benchmarked to be achieved by the year 2020 to end AIDS as a public health threat by the year 2030. However, the relatively unequal and disparate uptake of HIV testing (among key populations and sex and age groups) has resulted in the slow distribution, scale-up and uptake of antiretroviral therapy and variability in country-level commitment has led to a sub-optimal declines in HIV incidence. Not having achieved the set targets underscores the potential public health threat of sustained onward transmission of HIV. Therefore, what will it take to realize the goal of HIV epidemic control. The goal of this symposium is to review the current status of the global HIV epidemic to better understand gaps in the heterogeneity of HIV responses for key populations by gender, age, and geographic location. We will also discuss what will it take to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, including the financial resources needed to reach this goal and sustain the response beyond epidemic control.

10:30
2 min
Introduction
Jeffrey EATON, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Meg DOHERTY, World Health Organization, Switzerland
10:32
8 min
Global epidemiology and actions for prioritizing access and scale up of HIV prevention and treatment programmes
Eamonn MURPHY, UNAIDS, Switzerland
10:40
8 min
Inequalities in the HIV response faced by key populations
Inad QUIÑONES RENDON, APCOM, Thailand
10:48
8 min
Country ownership and sustainable programming
Refilwe PHASWANA-MAFUYA, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
10:56
34 min
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Jeffrey EATON, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Eamonn MURPHY, UNAIDS, Switzerland
Refilwe PHASWANA-MAFUYA, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Meg DOHERTY, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Inad QUIÑONES RENDON, APCOM, Thailand
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