Papers to Latin American event on STDs, Aids, and viral hepatitis have been approved
May 25th, 2012 - The Ministry of Health of Brazil released this week the papers approved to be presented in Sao Paulo, from August 28 th to August 31 st, during the IX Brazilian Congress on Prevention of STDs and AIDS, the II Brazilian Congress on Prevention of Viral Hepatitis, the VI Latin American and Caribbean Forum on HIV/AIDS and STDs, and the V Community Forum.
2.081 papers from several countries from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa were submitted. 1.665 had the minimum score and will be part of the event proceedings. Among the papers that will be presented during the events, the topic of prevention and assistance to HIV and Aids in prison settings will be discussed in the context of drug abuse.
Divided into the categories "Oral" and "Poster", all papers had as a subject "Health system, community networks and the challenge of prevention". During the event, the 400 papers on the "Oral" category and the 700 on the "Poster" with the highest scores will be presented. On 28 May, the STD, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis Department of the Ministry of Health should release the list with the 100 candidates that will be fully financed and the 400 that will be granted with a partial subsidy. The papers were selected by a Review Commission, integrated by UNODC technicians, among other.
The simultaneous realization of the IX Brazilian Congress on Prevention of STDs and AIDS, the II Brazilian Congress on Prevention of Viral Hepatitis, the VI Latin American and Caribbean Forum on HIV/AIDS and STDs, and the V Community Forum will strengthen regional dialogue on perspectives and priorities of action for prevention and access to treatment of STD/AIDS and viral hepatitis in the whole Latin American region.
The four events will have as a theme "Health system, community networks and the challenge of prevention", which will unfold in three thematic axes. On the first day, the theme will be the reform of health systems, addressing the promotion of access and the improvement of health actions as current priorities; mechanisms of management commitment; new forms of service organization in primary care; and financing methods.
On the second day the theme will be "Network of care: service, community and the place of prevention." For the third day, the schedule is the discussion on the challenges of building prevention, covering topics such as cultural, social, political, and economic changes and their impact on the epidemic; the need for revision /renewal of national responses; necessary quality and accessibility for a healthier life; political commitment to seek a fairer society and more conducive to prevention; politicization of the debate about the practice of prevention and human rights.
UNODC is one of the co-sponsoring agencies of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and is the lead UN agency for HIV prevention among drug users and people living in deprivation of liberty. The Office is also responsible for providing a UN response to HIV and AIDS in contexts of vulnerability to human trafficking.
The focus of UNODC's work in the area of HIV and AIDS is to assist Member States to take extensive and large-scale actions of prevention, and to seek for universal access to care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.