Next week, members of the global HIV community will convene in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) and HIV.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, HIV.gov will help you stay abreast of some of the news and highlights from the conference.
- Science Highlights: On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach will share science highlights from the day’s conference presentations via Facebook Live. So be sure to follow us on Facebook and tune in at 12:00 Noon (EDT)/9:00 AM (PDT) each day
- Live Interviews: We’ve teamed up with colleagues at PEPFAR to interview a number of Federal HIV leaders from the conference. Tune in to hear from ONAP’s Dr. Amy Lansky, Ambassador Deborah Birx, NIH’s Dr. Tony Fauci, OHAIDP’s Dr. Rich Wolitski, and more. We’ll also be sharing those interviews via Facebook Live between Tuesday and Friday.
- News: Here on the blog we’ll be sharing news releases from Federal partners about scientific advances and program initiatives being announced at the conference.
- Social media: We’ll also share conference highlights via our other social media channels. On Twitter, you can follow us at @AIDSgov. We are also exploring the possibility of making our Snapchat debut from the conference, so watch for announcements. And you can also follow all the conference news on social media using #AIDS2016 and #EndAIDS2030.
- Highlights and sharable graphics will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,
- Recordings of selected sessions will be shared on the conference website and daily video highlights will be shared on YouTube.