The 19th International AIDS Conference under the theme “Turning the tide together” is taking place in Washington D.C on July 22-27.
The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, scientists, delegates, advocates, persons living with HIV/AIDS and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.
The AIDS 2012 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants.
Ahead of that meeting, UNAIDS (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) released its 2012 report "Together we will end AIDS".
The new UNAIDS report shows gaps and gains made in the fight to get to zero. At the end of last year there were 34.2 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, a slight increase from the year before, which they attributed to the life-prolonging effects of antiretroviral therapy.
An estimated 23.5 million of these people were living in sub-Saharan Africa, including 3.1 million children.
Beside the conference, other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking./.