Welcome to our live blog just across from the U.S. Capitol, where more than 100 HIV and TB scientists, policymakers, and advocates have come together for a symposium titled “Changing Course: Stemming the Deadly Twin Epidemics of HIV and Tuberculosis.”
Two back-to-back sessions—sponsored by the Center for Global Health Policy and the Global Health Council—will feature a discussion on the future of global health spending in the United States and potential new scientific breakthroughs in the battle against HIV and TB.
Many are interested in hearing the keynote speaker, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation. Also speaking will be a distinguished panel of six HIV and TB researchers and activist Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the Treatment Action Group.
We’ll be filing live-blogs during the session at the Top of the Hill Banquet and Conference Center, starting at 9:30 and continuing until early afternoon. You can follow along with the live webcast and join the conversation on Twitter using the #HIVTB hashtag.