IMA World Health hosted two side events during the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa in July. The first IMA event explored how to engage faith-based actors in working with key populations, such as people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people and sex workers. Panelists examined why it is important for faith-based organizations, or FBOs, to engage with these most-at-risk groups and what roles FBOs can play.
The second talk show examined the 90-90-90 goal and the challenge it presents in reaching affected youth and adolescent groups. The panelists discussed the biggest barrier to achieving the UN’s goal in the younger age groups and looked at the most promising opportunities.