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PrEP scale-up in Europe

Socioeconomic, political and cultural factors may influence the way prevention is envisioned and delivered in different countries and regions. During this talk factors influencing PrEP and HIV prevention programmes across Europe, as well as state of play will be discussed. A review of PrEP scale-up and potential barriers to its implementation from North to South and East to West of Europe will be presented. The aim is to discuss and understand the landscape for benchmarking HIV prevention and to which extent international organisations, such as EACS could support this process.

Speaker biography:

Justyna Kowalska, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Justyna Kowalska is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Adults Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw and Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the HIV Out-Patient Clinic, Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Warsaw, Poland. She has completed her Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark on long-term effects and toxicity of HIV treatment. During more than twenty years in the field of HIV she carried out numerous scientific projects and contributed to international research activities.

Her main research interests include understanding the impact of HIV infection on both individual and public health with a special focus on women and marginalized populations. She is a member of EACS Governing Board (Eastern Europe), WAVE Scientific Committee and the President of Euroguidelines in Central and Eastern Europe Network Group.


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