Can we halt the AIDS epidemic using optimal donor spending
Principal organiser: Dr. Robert Smith?
face a unique, transitory opportunity in the history of the
HIV/AIDS epidemic, because we have collectively pooled money
faster than the epidemic has grown. Can we then seize the
moment and halt this epidemic now? Most scenarios for the
future of HIV/AIDS project modest reductions spread out over
decades. The very timescale of such projections, beyond the
persistence time of all models, makes them unreliable. Can
we do better, quicker? We raise two questions:
Can we optimally spend our way out of the HIV/AIDS epidemic?
Can we work together to build a World Halting AIDS Model (WHAM)
that would permit us to estimate the quickest way to halt
HIV/AIDS, monitor our success, and adjust our strategy as
minisymposium aims to bring together mathematicians, epidemiologists
and health economists to create the WHAM model of the global
HIV/AIDS epidemic. All are welcome to participate.