Full Title: Africa-India HIV Learning Exchange: Approaches to Achieving Scale
Wednesday, July 25
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mini Room 10
About This Session
The scale up of India’s response to HIV and successes illustrated by programs such as the BMGF-Avahan India AIDS Initiative offer several learnings that could be replicated in Africa to strengthen HIV prevention. While lessons are drawn from projects with MARPs, they also have applicability in the general population. In turn, Africa has a rich and varied experience of scaling up care and treatment for HIV and has much to share in the way of accenting HIV services in India.
This mini satellite session will bring together HIV/AIDS professionals, development sector workers, representatives of agencies, and other participants at AIDS 2012 to facilitate dialogue around solutions that could have mutual benefit for two countries at the heart of the HIV/AIDS struggle. The short-term goal is that this exchange of information would foster greater understanding among stakeholders of the challenges and opportunities in India and Africa, and lay the groundwork for a stronger HIV response. Looking ahead, it is hoped that this session will be the starting point for the establishment of information exchange networks that will facilitate continued dialogue and sharing of information long-term.
Welcome and Introduction of the chairs
Introductory remarks by the Chairs
Setting the context
“An overview of approaches to scaling HIV prevention in India. What is useful for other sites?”
“Responding to the HIV epidemic in Africa: how important is focused HIV prevention programming among most-at-risk populations?”
Experiences of integrating lessons from India
India Learning Network, Objectives and Plans
Interactive session with moderated discussion, questions and suggestions
Wrap up and closing remarks by chairs
Vote of Thanks and Next steps
Networking and follow up