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Turning the Tide Together: Looking To the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Fauci

Next month, the International AIDS Conference returns to Washington, D.C., where it was last held in 1987. One of us (ASF) had the privilege of speaking at the 1987 conference, and will do so again this year. At the Washington conference 25 years ago, the mood was somber. The HIV/AIDS pandemic was expanding rapidly. Although…

Innovation in Development: The Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership

Buck Buckingham moderating the Global Health Service Partnership panel

In a major lecture delivered on December 13, 2011, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby described vital ways that United States health care professionals are working in developing nations to train more doctors, nurses and midwives and to support medical research. He concluded, “When I talk about doing development differently, these programs focused on…

Winning the Fight Against HIV in Children

Rajiv Shah

Over thirty years ago, when the fight against HIV first began, the outlook for tackling the pandemic was bleak. Across the world, AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Within just a few years, it had devastated communities from the United States to South Africa. But the world continued to fight, and the past three…

AIDS 2012 Satellite Meeting on Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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With only two months to go before we gather with colleagues from across the country and around the globe at AIDS 2012 in Washington, DC, HHS and other parts of our government are working on many facets of the U.S. government’s participation in this international conference hosted by the International AIDS Society . One of…

The AIDS Memorial Quilt in DC during AIDS 2012

Nikki - AIDS Quilt

This summer, as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers in Washington, DC for AIDS 2012, The AIDS Memorial Quilt will make a rare return to the international stage. Started in 1987, The Quilt is comprised of panels memorializing those whose lives have been lost to AIDS. During the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , June 28-July…

General Information Guide Now Available to Help You Navigate AIDS 2012

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With over 20,000 participants and more than 250 sessions, you may be starting to wonder how you will navigate AIDS 2012. This week, conference organizers released the General Information Guide  to help you with your planning. The Guide contains a wealth of practical information, including details about on-site registration and check-in, a convention center map,…

Interested in Hosting an AIDS 2012 HUB? Help is Available.

AIDS2012 Hub in a Box

More than 20,000. That’s the number of delegates that are expected to attend AIDS 2012. According to organizers, the conference received 11,715 abstracts from scientists around the world seeking to showcase their research at the conference. That is a 15% increase from the 2010 conference in Vienna, Austria. After a rigorous peer review process, the…

AIDS 2012: Defining an Exit Strategy for Ending AIDS in Black America

Phill Wilson

The Black AIDS Institute is a local community partner for AIDS 2012. AIDS.gov asked the Institute to share its perspective on the conference.

Every two years, the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) serves as the most important HIV-related scientific meeting in the world. This year’s conference—the first in the U.S. in more than two decades—is…

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