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.
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.