RethinkHIV has organised a number of prioritization workshops. Attendees have considered the research and weighed the different interventions identified against each other. Each workshop has resulted in a ranking of these investment options. Read more about which interventions the Global Fund Forum, the Nobel Laureates Expert Panel and tomorrow's leaders and practitioners found most promising below .
The RethinkHIV African Civil Society Forum took place in Addis Ababa in December 2011, at ICASA 2011, Africa's largest conference on HIV/AIDS. ICASA 2011 brought together more than 10,000 participants from 103 countries.
RethinkHIV held a Pre-Conference Satellite Meeting, entitled, "Defining Priorities in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS", attracting more than 250 members of African civil society.
In September 2011, at an event at Georgetown University's Riggs Library co-hosted by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a group of senior figures involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS was convened. This group was introduced briefly to the RethinkHIV research and the Georgetown University Expert Panel findings, and identified their own priority investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
At Georgetown University in September 2011, a group of students from Georgetown University and other Washington, DC varsities gathered for a RethinkHIV Youth Forum hosted by the Copenhagen Consensus Center and the Rush Foundation. The students who attended were those interested in the fight against AIDS in Africa; the vast majority were students of medical or social sciences, not economic sciences.
RethinkHIV commissioned research papers from teams of top health economists, epidemiologists, and demographers, ranking competing HIV/AIDS interventions based upon benefit-cost metrics to help policy-makers and donors prioritize investments with the highest pay-offs in a world of limited resources.