AIDS.gov Reporting From AIDS 2016 Next Week
July 12, 2016
Next week, members of the global HIV community will convene in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) and AIDS.gov will be there to share highlights.
More than 18,000 people -- scientists, public health experts, policy makers and members of the HIV-affected community -- from across the globe are expected to participate in the conference, which opens on Monday, July 18 and continues through Friday, July 22, 2016. Over 500 sessions, workshops, and program activities are planned focusing on all facets of advancing our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.
Throughout the week, AIDS.gov will help you stay abreast of some of the news and highlights from the conference.
You can also follow AIDS 2016 via the conference's official social media presences and website:
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issues in the world. There is much excitement about the conference returning to Durban, which first hosted the biennial meeting in 2000. That conference served as a catalyst for global treatment advocacy and access. Much progress has been made since then; with 16 million people living with HIV around the world now on treatment, the rates of AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen. Gathering this year under the theme "Access Equity Rights Now," the conference will be a call to action to work together and reach the people who still lack access to comprehensive treatment, prevention, care and support services.
This article was provided by HIV.gov. It is a part of the publication The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
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