[July 20 – 25, 2014]
20th International AIDS Conference (IAC)
The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.
DNDi co-hosted a satellite event on paediatric HIV.
Improving Access to Optimized Treatment among Children Living with HIV
Co-hosted by: Medicines Patent Pool, DNDi and UNITAID
In June 2013 the World Health Organization released new guidelines for HIV paediatric care, increasing the number of children recommended for treatment and updating the preferred treatment regimens for different age groups based on the latest clinical evidence. Closing the treatment gap for children will require efforts on many levels. Appropriate and affordable formulations, specifically as fixed-dose combinations (FDCs), are needed to implement these treatment guidelines and simplify treatment in a way that contributes to treating more HIV positive children. Better identification of children needing treatments is key, along with improved diagnostics. The Satellite will provide a follow up to a similar satellite organized at the IAS Conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and look at where we stand one year later in closing the treatment gap for children living with HIV.
- Read about DNDi‘s Paediatric HIV Program
- DNDi Paediatric HIV Brochure
- DNDi‘s commentary article in New England Journal of Medicine: Paediatric HIV – A Neglected Disease? (2011)
More information: AIDS 2014 conference website