World Aids Day

World Aids Day at the Crick

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  • Start time: 14:00 End time: - 17:15
  • Event Location: The Francis Crick Institute
  • Event Type: Symposia

Looking for an update on HIV/AIDS? What is the current landscape in the UK and globally? Come and join us at our World AIDS Day event, and support the fight to end HIV/AIDS. This years WAD theme is "Current treatment and future cures".

The event will focus on current treatment and future cures through a series of talks. After the talks, we will hold a panel discussion where you can ask questions and interact with the speakers.

This event is most suitable for people who have some science background, or a deep interest in this topic. However, you don’t need to be a specialist or working in this field to attend.

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS‐related illness.

We will be collecting donations for the National AIDS Trust in exchange for red ribbons! Please check our collection boxes (Cash and cards accepted) 

Programme 

14:00 – 15:20 Session 1

14:00- Introduction to World Aids Day

14:15 “Undetectable viral load and HIV transmission on an individual and population level: Where next in the global HIV response?”  Dr Alison Rodger, Institute for Global Health, UCL/Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

15:00 "Universal test and treat trial(PopART)" Professor Richard Hayes-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

15:20 – 15:35 Coffee break

15:40 – 17:15 Session 2

15:40 "Achieving Drug-Free Remission for HIV - Choose your weapon!" Dr John Frater, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

16:25 “UK response to HIV” Cheryl Gowar, National AIDS Trust

16:40 Panel discussion + Q&A

17:15 – 18:30 Drinks/Networking reception