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Congressional Briefing - Beginning to End the AIDS Epidemic: What's the Research Agenda? (PrEP/treatment-as-prevention/vaccines/cure)
  Wednesday, May 23
12:00 - 2:00 PM

Cannon House Office Building, Room 121
Independence Ave. & 1st St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

Lunch will be provided.

Please join amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, in cooperation with the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, for a Capitol Hill briefing on the research agenda needed to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Panelists will explore the research agenda needed to bring the epidemic to a close, with special focus on a review of the status of existing and upcoming scientific research, including work being done on microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment as prevention, vaccines, and the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS. In presentations and in a moderated discussion, the panel will review recent research results, translating research into practice, and the importance of engaging communities, especially those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in the research agenda.

Speakers include:

· Carl Dieffenbach, PhD, Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID

· Dazon Dixon Diallo, MPH, Founder and President, SisterLove, Inc.

· Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Global Health and Medicine, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington

RSVP to Space is limited.

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