CFAR Presentations

Policy Implications of the Lancet MSM & HIV Series

Posted on September 07, 2012

Speaker(s): Chris Beyrer, Patrick Sullivan, Ken Mayer, Greg Millett, Chris Collins

In light of the need to address key populations in the HIV epidemic, the Center for Strategic and International Studies is convened several authors to discuss a special issue of The Lancet focused on the global HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM). CSIS will host a dialogue focusing on the domestic and global policy implications of the new research and modeling presented in this special issue. Articles examine the subject from a variety of perspectives, including epidemiology, biological and behavioral factors in HIV transmission, the success of various interventions, costing a comprehensive response, and HIV among black MSM in the United States and elsewhere. Authors will discuss why current programs are failing and HIV epidemics among MSM are still increasing.

Speakers Included:
Chris Beyrer
President-Elect of the International AIDS Society
Professor at Johns Hopkins University
Co-director, Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research

Chris Collins
Vice President and Director of Public Policy, amfAR

Kenneth H. Mayer
Infectious Disease Attending & Director of HIV Prevention Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Greg Millett
Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy

Patrick S. Sullivan
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Sharon Stash
Senior Advisor, Global Health Policy Center
Center for Strategic and International Studies