Capitol Hill Briefing
Beginning to End the AIDS Epidemic: What’s the Research Agenda?
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Cannon House Office Building, Room 121
Independence Ave. & 1st St. SE
Washington, DC 20540
amfAR and AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, in cooperation with the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, held a Capitol Hill briefing on the research agenda needed to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Panelists explored the research agenda needed to bring the epidemic to a close, with special focus on a review of the status of existing and upcoming scientific research, including work being done on microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment as prevention, vaccines, and the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS. In presentations and in a moderated discussion, the panel reviewed recent research results, translating research into practice, and the importance of engaging communities, especially those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in the research agenda.
- Carl Dieffenbach, PhD, Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID
- Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, Founder and President, SisterLove, Inc., and Adjunct Faculty in Women's Health, Morehouse School of Medicine
- Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Global Health and Medicine, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington