Make the 2015 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum your platform for networking at ICASA 2015

Why you should come to BHPF2015?

And what will be waiting for you there

The forum will update stakeholders present at the forum on new issues and development with the HIV prevention research especially as it affects the continent. It shall create the much needed platform for interaction between African researchers, scientists and community advocates to discuss the issues of HIV prevention and the response on the continents. Synthesis of HIV prevention issues discussed at this forum will inform

  • policy formulation
  • policy review
  • programme implementation

Objective of the forum:

The Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum will:

  • Promote synergy between HIV prevention science and program.
  • Maximize the impact of HIV prevention on HIV incidence, access to care, and health equity.
  • Accelerate the diffusion of best and promising HIV prevention practices, policies and research.
  • Forge new connections across the full range of HIV prevention and care providers, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and people living with and affected by HIV.

Who Can participate

And what will be waiting for you there

The second biomedical HIV Prevention forum will provide a unique platform where we can all come together to learn from each other about the newest science and the best practices in HIV prevention. The forum will create a space to share different perspectives and experiences, and it will provide opportunities to make new connections and build networks that will make actors and players in the HIV prevention field even more effective in our efforts to stop the spread of HIV in Africa.

Expected Outcomes of the forum

At the end of the meeting, the reports around four themes:

  • Stock taking on continental  investment in new HIV prevention tools research and development
  • Efforts at integrating HIV prevention with HIV treatment, care and support, human rights and research
  • Successes and gaps with current HIV prevention programmes and use of existing HIV prevention tools
  • Consensus on way forward at addressing HIV prevention in Africa – community, researcher, government and frontliners perspectives

These outcomes shall be developed as policy briefs and circulated to all relevant stakeholders within 3 months of the end of the conference. Over the next two years, the Forum organisers shall use the documents as advocacy and monitoring tools. The actions derivable from this shall be part of the report presented at the next forum.

Make the 2015 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum your platform for networking at ICASA 2015.