Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the opening plenary session at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), on Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at the Washington Convention Center, Session Room 1.
The International AIDS Conference is the biennial gathering of AIDS scientists, international policymakers, implementers and people living with AIDS from around the world. AIDS 2012 will take place July 22 – 27 in Washington, D.C. The return of the conference to the U.S. after 22 years is the result of the U.S. government’s elimination of HIV-related entry restrictions.
Secretary Clinton’s remarks will be streamed live at www.kff.org/aids2012. Additional State Department officials will also participate in AIDS 2012 and related events, including Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, who will speak at The Global Fund: The Next 5 Years on Thursday, July 26, at 4:30 p.m. Ambassador Melanne Verveer of the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and Executive Director of the Secretary’s Global Health Initiative Lois Quam will speak at an event on Turning the Tide for Women at the Museum of Women in the Arts on Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, who leads the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will participate in a variety of sessions throughout the conference. For a complete list of events in which the U.S. Government is participating, visit AIDS.gov. A complete conference program can be found at AIDS2012.org.