Scientists, politicians, and social activists gathered at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. from July 22 to July 27. We are excited to share a selection of videos that feature the latest dialogue on HIV/AIDS. Learn more about the conference’s programme at AIDS 2012.
Highlights from the International AIDS Conference
Immunologist Anthony Fauci spoke during the conference about the state of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Fauci is currently the Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and he is renowned for his contributions to immunodeficiency research.
At the conference, Linda Scruggs—Director of Programs at the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families—presented a speech entitled “Making Women Count: A Comprehensive Agenda.” In the interview above, she shares her experience as an individual living with HIV/AIDS: she addresses mother-to-child transmission, her struggle with disclosure, and how she navigates through the stigma and misconceptions associated with HIV. Both her insight and the expertise of Anthony Fauci were featured in the 2011 White House video about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: