Pact hosts session on achieving viral suppression in children and adolescents at 24th International AIDS Conference

July 13, 2022
A community health worker tests a child for HIV in Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact.

On Sunday, July 31, in Montreal, Canada, Pact will host a satellite session at the 24th International AIDS Conference on reaching one of the most vulnerable populations to HIV, children and adolescents.

Global progress toward 95% viral suppression among children and adolescents living with HIV continues to lag and be consistently lower than for adults living with HIV. While gains have been progressively made since 2015, they have not been fast enough and disparities in treatment coverage and outcomes between children and adults persist.

The satellite session will explore advances and learnings in community-based program approaches to address drivers of low viral suppression among C/ALHIV, opportunities for greater synergies between community and ART service providers to improve clinical outcomes among C/ALHIV, and best practices in child-centered ART adherence for scale-up. Speakers include representatives of PEPFAR, Jhpiego and Pact.

In addition to the satellite session, Pact staff from around the world will join other leaders from the scientific, advocacy and human rights communities to present key results and lessons from our work to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people affected by the disease.

E-posters featuring Pact staff include:

To learn more about the International AIDS Conference, visit the conference website.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for highlights from the conference!