4:00—5:30 PM
Center for Global Development, 1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Lobby Level Room 1026, Washington, DC

Achieving an AIDS Transition: Preventing Infections to Sustain Treatment

Mead Over
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

With Discussants

Laurie Garrett
Senior Fellow on Global Health
Council on Foreign Relations

Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
Former Chief of HIV/AIDS Section
Former Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Ken Leonard
Associate Professor
University of Maryland

David Wilson
Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program
World Bank

Chaired by

Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development

Mead Over presents his latest book, Achieving an AIDS Transition: Preventing Infections to Sustain Treatment. As one of the leading health economists focused on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Over is well-placed to propose solutions to the widening gap between funding and persons needing treatment for AIDS. As it stands today, there are two new infections each year for every individual enrolled in treatment. This book presents the AIDS Transition--lowering new infections to reverse the upward trend in persons living with HIV--as a goal for all participants in the fight against HIV. He outlines steps that donors, policy makers and practitioners can take to successfully stem the tide of HIV by incentivizing prevention while sustaining treatment.

Over co-authored the World Bank’s first comprehensive treatment of the AIDS epidemic in 1997, and has since written and spoken prolifically on the topic. In addition to working on numerous research projects, Over is currently a member of PEPFAR’s Scientific Advisory Board and a Member of the Steering Committee of the HIV/AIDS modeling consortium funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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