Emerging Issues in Today’s HIV Response: Debate 1—Test and Treat

Can We Treat Our Way Out of the HIV Epidemic?

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cohosted the first in a series of debates on emerging issues in the global response to HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the debate series is to provide governments, civil society organizations, and other partners with the best evidence and knowledge to ensure that development dollars go further in pursuit of better results, of particular importance in an era when development aid is under heavy pressure and the dynamics of the pandemic are constantly changing. The World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network video conferencing and webbased technologies allowed country teams in Africa and other partners from across the globe to participate in real time in the debate, which took place in Washington, DC. Additional information about the debate series can be found at