Unprecedented innovations and technologies: HIV and change
The 9th South African AIDS Conference took place from 11-14 June 2019 in Durban, South Africa, and focused on unprecedented scientific, social and digital innovations/technologies which could expand possibilities and opportunities towards controlling the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The conference aimed to determine how contemporary explosive and disruptive technologies can contribute towards sustained HIV prevention efforts, HIV testing, ART uptake and adherence, trigger the development of new drugs, effectively utilise enormous volumes of data, and improve communication and service delivery, and eventually end the epidemic.
Milestones, initiatives, strategies, models, systems and best practices in accelerating the control of the epidemic ahead of the 2020 global targets were highlighted through the following five conference tracks:
- Track 1: Clinical science and bio-medical innovations, technologies and responses
- Track 2: Possibilities and limits of big data - Epidemiology, mathematical modelling & surveillance
- Track 3: Implementation science: Technologies, innovations and methods for scaling up effective interventions
- Track 4: Social drivers of the epidemic: Society, race, class, culture, stigma, violence, diversity and challenges
- Track 5: Social justice: Relationships and power – community, policies, laws, health systems, human rights, donor agencies and the state
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