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Global Participation Q&A



For the following Global Village sessions we are gathering questions from interested people who are not able to attend the conference. A number of these questions will be asked during the question and answer section of these sessions at the conference. The session will be filmed and broadcast on the AIDS 2014 YouTube channel.  Details on each of the sessions are listed below.

1. Engaging Parliamentarians to Get to Triple Zero

In this panel discussion, political leaders from Asia and the Pacific will share experiences and give their critical reflections on the distinct leadership role of parliamentarians and their networks in achieving the triple zero challenge: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths by 2015.

Presenters: John Hyde, Thailand;  Nova Riyanti Yusuf, Indonesia;  Ms. Kaka Baga-ao, Phillipines; Mr Anurag Thakur, India; Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pakistan; Gagan Thapa, Nepal; Ms Okky Asokawati, Indonesia; Dang Thuan Phong, Vietnam; Steve Kraus (UNAIDS), Switzerland

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2. Key Populations = Key Solutions: Launch of M-Coalition, the First Regional Entity Working on HIV Among Men who have Sex with Men in the Arab Region

This session will provide an outline of the HIV epidemic among Men who have Sex with Men in the Middle East and North Africa region, and some of the innovative on-ground responses to the epidemic. The audience will provide input into mapping the way forward for a regional coalition of actors working on MSM’s health and human rights issues.

Presenters:  
Johnny Tohme, Lebanon; Diana Abou Abbas, Lebanon; Mohcin Harri, Morocco; Badr Baabou, Tunisia; Saja Michael, Lebanon

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3. Twenty Plus Positive Dialogues: People Who Have Lived with HIV for 20 Years or More

With increased access to better HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services, people living with HIV are living longer; policies must evolve to meet the emerging needs of an ageing HIV population.  The session will feature the stories of people who have lived with HIV for at least 20 years and responses from leaders from UNAIDS, USAID and the Global Fund.

Presenters:  
Mark Dybul, Switzerland; Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS; Deborah Birx, United States; Mariangela Simao, UNAIDS; Lweendo Mbulo, Zambia; Stephen Watiti, Uganda; Warren Buckingham, United States

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4. Where is HIV in Post-2015? Did the 'End of AIDS' Peak Too Soon?

The Civil Society Working Group on AIDS (CSWG) has emerged as the key global coalition of HIV and AIDS organizations advocating for a stronger HIV voice in the consultative processes for the post-2015 Development Goals.  The session will include a group discussion, incorporating the development of a roadmap to help coordinate national, regional and global advocacy interventions.

Presenters:   
Mary Ann Torres, Canada; Masaki Inaba, Japan; Moi Lee Liow, Malaysia; Steve Kraus, Switzerland

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5. Understanding the Impact of Travel Restrictions on Universal Access from the Perspectives of Migrant Sending and Receiving Countries – A Dialogue.

Forty four countries continue to maintain restrictions on entry, stay and residence for PLHIV including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and many Gulf and Arab states.  This session will include an interactive debate based on related issues including the denial of opportunities for people to live and work across borders, and the resultant inhibitions of access to access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

Presenters: 
Peter Wiessner, Germany; Richard Howard, Thailand; Asif Altaf, United Kingdom; Julian Hows, Netherlands; Suzette Moses-Burton, Netherlands ; Joanne Lim-Pousard, United States; Alice Ouedraogo, Switzerland; Syed Mohammad Afsar, Switzerland; Owen Franco, Philippines

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6. Young Women Experts: Shaping the World

Three young women activists from Pakistan, Zambia and China will present personal and motivational stories of their efforts in promoting HIV and AIDS prevention around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to build better and effective HIV programmes by engaging young people, especially young women, as leaders.

Presenters:  
 Shughla Ismail, Pakistan; Rayila Miamati, China; Lweendo Mbulo, Zambia


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