Innovation. Community. Leadership. These are the themes of this year’s International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa (ICASA), a convening of global health experts, civil society organizations and policy-makers in Kigali, Rwanda, 2-7 December. A Unitaid delegation will be present to share insights and plans for tackling the epidemic and its related diseases.
Unitaid’s work includes expanding access to medicines that reduce the risk of HIV infection by more than 90 percent, bringing test-and-treat kits for less than US $1 to prevent cervical cancer, ushering in medicines and tests to reduce AIDS deaths, and supporting long-acting treatments expected to overturn HIV treatment as we know it.
Aiming to make the HIV response more equitable and efficient, Unitaid has involved people living with the disease in all of its projects.
Unitaid regularly produces reports called “disease narratives” that provide an overview of the organization’s strategic approach to major global health challenges. Our new disease narrative on HIV, released in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2019, focuses on integrated approaches to preventing, diagnosing, treating and monitoring HIV and its coinfections.