XIX International AIDS Conference, 2012
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.
The conference featured many leaders in fields relating to HIV.
|Plenary session speakers|
|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
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.
- "AIDS 2012 Daily Plenary Session". aids2012.org. 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- James Wright (17 March 2011). "Gray Takes the Initiative on HIV/AIDS". The Washington Informer. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011.