World AIDS Day 2020, Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact
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As the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) got underway today in Amsterdam, HIV.gov began our coverage of HIV research advances and other conference highlights with an interview of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH.
We covered a variety of topics during our brief conversation:
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. According to its organizers, each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programs that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.
The theme of AIDS 2018 is "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges," drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations. AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responses that are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities – including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in prisons and other closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people – and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.
As the week unfolds, we will bring you additional interviews with representatives of CDC's domestic and global HIV programs, HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau, USAID, and PEPFAR as well as daily HIV research highlights with NIH's Dr. Carl Dieffenbach. Review this post for the schedule and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details.