The mission of the 2012 Summit is to support improvement in HIV and viral hepatitis testing, prevention, and linkage to care in the United States. The nation’s public health scientific and advocacy leadership will meet to discuss state-of-the-art mechanisms to support the “National HIV/AIDS Strategy” and the HHS “Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.”
- To address and support the continued implementation of recommendations for increased HIV and viral hepatitis testing.
- To further identify strategies for reducing new HIV and viral hepatitis infections, increase access to care and treatment, reduce related health disparities and reduce the public health burden of HIV and viral hepatitis.
- To strengthen viral hepatitis surveillance, increase awareness and coverage of vaccine-preventable viral hepatitis.
- To assess the current impact of differing recommendations to implement routine HIV and viral hepatitis testing on policy, program and practice at the local, state and federal level.