Looking Forward to AIDS 2012
An AIDS-free generation means:
- Virtually no children will be born with the HIV.
- As these children become teenagers and adults, they will be at far lower risk of becoming infected than they would be today, thanks to a wide range of prevention tools.
- If they do acquire HIV, they will have access to treatment that will help prevent them from developing AIDS and passing the virus on to others.
- Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV
- Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV
- Reducing HIV-related health disparities
The conference, which will be held in the U.S. for the first time in over 20 years, presents a unique opportunity for all of us working together to extend the message of World AIDS Day through the coming year, as well as to highlight the USG’s leadership, both globally and domestically, in the response to HIV/AIDS.
At the conference, we will gather with our colleagues from around the United States and the world to determine the next steps that will help translate the recent advances in HIV treatment, prevention, and care into action toward ending the pandemic. Public and private partners will be able to continue supporting and promoting the discovery, development, and implementation of science-based tools toward the goal of turning the tide to achieve a world without HIV/AIDS.
HIV.gov has created an AIDS 2012 web page. Please visit this page periodically for updates and information about USG preparations for and activities at the conference.