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In ratifying the sustainable development goals (SDGs), United Nations Member States have pledged to achieve a series of ambitious health and development goals by 2030, including ending AIDS as a public health threat and achieving universal health coverage. In many low- and middle-income countries, these efforts are complementary. However, there are also areas of potential tension should either of the two responses make major decisions without regard for the other. For example, an increasingly targeted HIV response that misses potential opportunities for integration, or a UHC response that chooses not to include HIV in the UHC benefit package. Investing strategically in areas of convergence between the two responses is an important strategy for ensuring greater mutual benefit and progress for both the HIV and UHC agendas. The session will increase knowledge and engagement around potential opportunities for greater synergy between the HIV and UHC responses.