During the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual) this week, HIV.gov invites you to participate in several opportunities to hear from and interact with federal and community leaders about current and planned opportunities to further the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative and exciting scientific updates from the conference.
Ending the HIV Epidemic Satellite Session
On Monday, July 6 at 3:00 PM (ET) HIV.gov will lead a satellite session, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America: A Conversation,on the conference’s Satellite Channel 1. The session will be a conversation between government and community leaders involved with implementing EHE, the government’s initiative working to lower the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% by 2025 and 90% by 2030. Conference registrants who join the conversation will be able to ask questions via chat for the last portion of the session. If you are not participating in AIDS 2020, watch the HIV.gov blog for the link to view the session in the weeks after the conference ends. Read more about this session.
Live with Leadership Conversations
From July 7–9, you are invited to learn directly from key government officials leading HIV efforts in the U.S. and worldwide during a series of Live with Leadership dialogues that are free and open to everyone. These sessions will be offered through the U.S. Government (USG) Virtual Booth, HIVHistory.org. Please visit to see an interactive timeline of the government involvement in HIV here in the U.S. and worldwide and explore USG events at AIDS 2020. The three HHS-led sessions will focus on current and planned activities to further the EHE initiative. Each 20-minute session will feature brief remarks by either CDC's Dr. Jono Mermin; HRSA's Dr. Laura Cheever; or Harold Phillips from the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP). Participants will then be able to ask specific questions about EHE via chat.
Live with Leadership Conversations will take place at the following times:
- Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 PM (ET) – Jono Mermin, CDC
- Wednesday, July 8, at 11:00 AM (ET) – Laura Cheever, HRSA
- Thursday, July 9, at 2:00 PM (ET) – Harold Phillips, HHS/OIDP
To access the sessions visit www.HIVHistory.org/aids-2020/livewithleadership at the designated time.
HIV Research Highlights
Also taking place July 7–9, NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach will provide daily scientific updates about the latest HIV research being presented at the conference. These will be shared on HIV.gov’s Facebook and Twitter.
Dr. Dieffenbach’s updates are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM (ET)
- Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 PM (ET)
- Thursday, July 9 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Stay tuned for AIDS 2020 live conference updates and more on HIV.gov and our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Here’s where to sign up for blog updates from HIV.gov. To sign up for conference updates from the International AIDS Society please visit: https://iasociety.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3746d12bbc6932846a58d505c&id=1194d1f1dc.
At the end of AIDS 2020, on July 10-11, IAS is hosting a free virtual COVID-19 Conference on breaking research, policy developments, and frontline experiences related to the pandemic. Learn more and access registration here.