7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013)


MOSS01 Evidence-Based Drug Policies for an Effective HIV Response
  Special Session
Venue: Session Room 4
Time: 01.07.2013, 13:00 - 14:00
Co-Chairs: Chris Beyrer, United States
Michel Kazatchkine, UNAIDS
Why should physicians, researchers, service users, advocates and policy makers focusing on HIV learn and act for evidence-based narcotic drug policies? This question and others will be discussed by leading physicians, global health advocates and human rights defenders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America in an interactive panel. Two of the Global Commissioners from the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GDPC) will take part in the session. The Commission unites prominent policy, intellectual and business leaders such as Kofi Annan from around the world to bring an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies to the international community. The Commission’s ground-breaking reports discuss how criminalization of drug use fuels the global HIV and hepatitis C pandemics. This session is co-organized by the International AIDS Society, the Global Commission on Drug Policies and International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policies.

13:00
MOSS0106
Webcast
Introduction
C. Beyrer, United States

13:05
MOSS0102
Powerpoint
Webcast
HIV epidemic among people who use drugs
T. Kerr, Canada

13:10
MOSS0101
Human rights aspects of drug policy and how they relate to HIV
A. Jahangir, Pakistan

13:15
MOSS0105
Webcast
Civil society perspective
S. Phurailatpam, Thailand

13:20
MOSS0104
Powerpoint
Malaysian experience
S. Kaur, Malaysia

13:25
MOSS0103
Webcast
Improving drug policies
M. Kazatchkine, UNAIDS

13:30
MOSS0107
Webcast
Moderated discussion

13:50
MOSS0108
Webcast
Closing remarks
M. Kazatchkine, UNAIDS

Powerpoints presentations
HIV epidemic among people who use drugs - Thomas Kerr

Malaysian experience - Sangeeth Kaur



   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.