XIX International AIDS Conference, 2012

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The XIX International AIDS Conference was a conference held in Washington, D.C. from 22 to 27 July 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Theme[edit]

The theme of the conference is "Turning the Tide Together". The meaning of the theme is that because of recent advances in HIV treatment and prevention and increased evidence that it is possible to scale up interventions, communities have new opportunities to change the historical course of HIV infection.[1]

Speakers[edit]

The conference featured many leaders in fields relating to HIV.

Plenary session speakers[2]
day speaker country role talking points
Monday Anthony S. Fauci United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases public health implementation
Phill Wilson United States Black AIDS Institute ending AIDS in the United States
Sheila Tlou United Nations UNAIDS accountability for achieving targets
Tuesday Javier Martinez-Picado Spain AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa eradicating the virus and agenda for a cure
Nelly Mugo Kenya University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital implementation science
Bernhard Schwartländer United Nations UNAIDS the costs of necessary policy and societal changes
Wednesday Barton Haynes United States Duke Human Vaccine Institute development of an HIV vaccine
Chewe Luo United Nations UNICEF AIDS and youth
Linda H. Scruggs United States community representative an agenda for women
Geeta Rao Gupta United Nations UNICEF changing the AIDS services for women
Thursday Paul Semugoma Uganda Global Forum on MSM and HIV Men who have sex with men and HIV
Cheryl Overs Australia Monash University public health and harm reduction
Debbie McMillan United States Transgender Health Empowerment drug-using populations
Gottfried Hirnschall United Nations World Health Organization testing and treatment
Friday Anthony Harries France International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease tuberculosis and HIV
Judith Currier United States University of California, Los Angeles non-communicable diseases and HIV
Yogan Pillay South Africa Department of Health (South Africa) integration of HIV services with general health services

Response of host city[edit]

The International AIDS Society formally announced that Washington D.C. would host the conference on February 25, 2011. On February 23 Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced the creation of the Mayor's Commission on HIV/AIDS, which is a city board which has the mission to promote treatment and HIV prevention. Gray stated that the conference would bring $22–25 million to the city as delegates stayed in hotels, ate in restaurants, and enjoyed city entertainment.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website