AIDS 2022 conference
Will monkeypox put the Global Fund Strategy’s “pandemic preparedness and response” to the test sooner rather than later?
Monkeypox is the latest viral disease to emerge as a threat to global health. The AIDS 2022 conference provided an opportunity for people to share information about the disease, particularly its epidemiology, symptoms, health response, and treatment.
At the International AIDS Conference in Montreal this week, leading figures came together to announce the launch of a new initiative to address the one of the starkest inequalities in the current AIDS response: the difference in HIV infection between adults and children.
This article is based on the press release to announce the initiative's launch.
The interlinkages between the response to HIV and the COVID-19 pandemic was an emerging theme at the AIDS 2022 conference. Of importance was how to harness lessons learned in fighting both HIV and COVID-19 to inform efforts to restructure the global public health framework in preparing for the next pandemic. There were numerous panel discussions and presentations on these topics throughout the five-day conference.
The AIDS world managed to hold the first, partly, in person, COVID-19 era conference in Montreal from Friday 29 July to Tuesday 2 August. In addition to the main event, with plenary presentations, abstract driven papers and posters, there were pre-conferences, satellite sessions, meetings in the Global Village and the exhibition area, and of course a number of protests.