People living with HIV but dying of NCDs: 78 months left to #beatNCDs by 25% by 2025 (138 months left to #endAIDS)


Vote For Health campaign, Asha Parivar and CNS (Citizen News Service), AIDS Society of India (ASI) and People Health Organization (PHO) are organizing this press conference at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science, on "People living with HIV but dying of NCDs: 78 months left to #beatNCDs by 25% by 2025 (138 months left to #endAIDS)". This session will be held on Wednesday, 24 July, 13:00 – 13:45 pm, in Press Conference Room (PCR), Casa Montejo 3, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico.

Roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and other HIV health services should allow every person living with HIV live a normal healthy lifespan. But are the gains made in HIV care, threatened by non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health, Alzheimer, among others, cause over 70% of deaths worldwide. This session aims to examine and present how NCDs impact people living with HIV and possible best practices in synergies (or lack of) between AIDS and NCDs programmes.

Panel of experts
  • Dr Rishi Sethi, Professor, Cardiology Department, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), India and Executive Council member, Cardiological Society of India (CSI) and Member Scientific Committee, Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC)
  • Dr Marijke Wijnroks, Chief of Staff, Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund)
  • Dr Ishwar Gilada, President AIDS Society of India and Governing Council member, International AIDS Society (IAS) (Chair)
  • Dr Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director (Asia Pacific), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and part of Asia Pacific Cities’ Alliance for Tobacco Control and NCDs Prevention (AP-CAT)
  • Dr Trupti Gilada, Infectious Diseases and HIV Physician, Unison Medicare and Research Centre, India
  • Ishdeep Kohli, Vice President (Programmes and Partnerships), Jodhpur School of Public Health (moderator)

Be welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact: 
Bobby Ramakant bobby@citizen-news.org | +1-646-217-2760

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