amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

AIDS Takes Center Stage in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 24,000 people from 183 countries came together for the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., 22–27July, the first to be held in the U.S. in 22 years.

amfAR and TREAT Asia were well represented at the conference, beginning with a 21 July gala dinner titled Together to End AIDS, honoring Bill Gates for his visionary leadership on global health and HIV/AIDS. amfAR’s Award of Courage was presented to Mr. Gates by the Foundation’s global fundraising chairman, Sharon Stone.

In addition to activities during the main conference, TREAT Asia staff and network investigators participated in pre-conference workshops on HIV pediatric and cure research. Two studies on risk behaviors and treatment outcomes of adolescents from TREAT Asia’s pediatric HIV network were presented.

The next International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 June–3 July, 2013, and the next International AIDS Conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia, 20–25 July, 2014.