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In 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) Member States endorsed the WHO global strategy towards the elimination of cervical cancer. Women living with HIV have a six-fold increased risk of cervical cancer compared to women without HIV. In areas with high HIV prevalence, the fraction of cervical cancer attributable to HIV is high and contributes to the stark disparities seen in cervical cancer burden. WHO is releasing updated screening and treatment recommendations to support countries in achieving the 2030 screening and treatment targets towards the elimination of cervical cancer. Focusing on both cervical cancer prevention and HIV prevention and treatment, including integration of timely cervical cancer screening and treatment with HIV services, can optimize benefits in countries hardest hit by both epidemics. This pre-recorded session will present the new WHO recommendations on screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer focusing on women living with HIV. It will also include a dialogue between women, advocates, scientists and providers on the implications of these recommendations for increasing access, improving care and saving lives.

2 min
5 min
The WHO Global Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative: Looking forward to a cervical cancer-free future
Princess Nothemba SIMELELA, World Health Organization, Switzerland
5 min
Intervening to save lives: Integrating WHO guidance on HIV and on cervical cancer screening and treatment to increase access for women living with HIV
Meg DOHERTY, World Health Organization, Switzerland
10 min
Developing updated WHO guidelines on screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer: Main features, global progress, and future directions
Nathalie BROUTET, Switzerland
10 min
Cervical cancer screening and treatment recommendations for women living with HIV
26 min
Panel discussion: What these recommendations mean on the ground: Dialogue between advocates, providers, donors and scientists
Ajay RANGARAJ, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Ruth AWORI, Uganda Network of young people living with HIV & AIDS, Uganda
Michael CHUNG, Emory University, United States
Margaret HAPPY, Uganda
Nelly MUGO, Partners in Prevention Study, Kenya
Morkor NEWMAN OWIREDU, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Ilana LAPIDOS-SALAIZ, USAID, United States
2 min
Conclusion and wrap up