XIX International AIDS Conference 22-27 July, 2012

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

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. 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.

As the opening of AIDS 2012 (22-27 July), the biennial event, in Washington DC, gathering more than 20,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic, approaches, here is the agenda of Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) activities in collaboration with many others.

To learn more about the event as such please click here: www.aids2012.org.

Into the light
In Asia Pacific an estimated 500,000 people who inject drugs are HIV+. In many countries, repressive laws fuel HIV transmission, denying drug users access to health and social services. Through a series of intimate portraits, this film highlights the impact of HIV harm reduction efforts carried out by the Red Cross in Cambodia and Viet Nam.

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