|Nelly Mugo of the University of Nairobi. © IAS/Ryan Rayburn - Commercialimage.net|
There were important discussions at the conference about the implementation of effective HIV prevention strategies.
In recent years there has been a wealth of dramatic data on the efficacy of new HIV prevention methods, including male circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention.
At a plenary session, delegates heard three key points for implementation – use data on new infections and prevalence to identify the populations most at risk; carefully choose and prioritize interventions that work in those populations; and deliver them at large enough scale to achieve high impact.