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Monday Press Conference Schedule

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Please note tomorrow’s press conference schedule starting at 10:00 at the Durban International Convention Centre.

 

Official AIDS 2016 Press Conferences


"Official AIDS 2016 Opening" Press Conference

  • Livesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Monday, 18 July
  • Time: 11:00-11:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press Conference
  • Speakers: Chris Beyrer, AIDS 2016 International Chair, President, International AIDS Society; Olive Shisana, AIDS 2016 Local Chair; Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President, Republic of South Africa; Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS; Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson, Treatment Action Campaign; Charlize Theron, Founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and United Nations Messenger of Peace

"HIV Prevention and Treatment among Women and Girls" Press Conference

  • Livesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Monday, 18 July
  • Time: 12:15-13:00 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press Conference
  • Speakers:  Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director, Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA); Jared Baeten, Vice Chair, Global Health, University of Washington; Zeda Rosenberg, CEO, International Partnership for Microbicides; Judith Currier, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Infectious, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Associate Director, UCLA Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Center; Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, Pediatrician and Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe-University of California San Francisco Collaborative Research Program; Kimberly Smith, Vice President for Global Medical Strategy and Head of Research and Development, ViiV Healthcare

"Protecting the Most Vulnerable Populations" Press Conference

  • Livesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Monday, 18 July
  • Time: 13:30-14:15 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press Conference
  • Speakers:  Chris Beyrer, AIDS 2016 International Chair, President, International AIDS Society; Frances Cowan, Professor of International Sexual Health and HIV, University College London and Executive Director, Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe; Pye Jakobsson, President, The Global Network of Sex Work Projects; Bisi Alimi, Founder, Bisi Alimi Foundation; Abhina Aher, Chair, Asia Pacific Transgender Network; Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Third-party Press Conferences


"The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines" Press Conference 

  • Date: Monday, 18 July
  • Time: 10:00-10:45
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: United Nations Development Programme

"Science and Implementation: Driving Innovation for Women and Girls" Press Conference

  • Date: Monday, 18 July
  • Time: 15:00-15:45
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, National Institutes of Health

"A Nurse's First Person Story of Persecution, Prison and Apology" Press Conference

  • Date: Monday, 18 July
  • Time: 15:00-15:45
  • Location: Speaker's Corner, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: AIDS Free World

Remember to visit the online Media Kit regularly for the latest press conference updates and information.

 

 

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Third party press releases


Collaborative Canadian study on HIV, housing and health wins 2016 Robert Carr Research Award
27 July 2016

Ten organizations receive Red Ribbon Award for outstanding community leadership on AIDS
27 July 2016

Founding Patron, Prince Harry, and Sir Elton John speak out about empowering youth at the International AIDS Conference in Durban
21 July 2016

LetsStopAIDS Celebrates 10 Years of Youth-HIV programming in KwaZulu-Natal
Additional info
21 July 2016

India Endangering the Global AIDS Response: Constitutional Court Justice, Human Rights Activists, and Medical Groups Raise Alarm
21 July 2016


Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR Announce Inaugural LGBT Fund Recipients
20 July 2016


Fast-Track Cities Unveil 90-90-90 and HIV Care Continuum Data at AIDS 2016 Demonstrating Progress Towards Goal of Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat by 2030
20 July 2016


A Conversation with Amb. Birx & Minister Motsoaledi in Durban
20 July 2016


The Lancet: Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis
19 July 2016


The Lancet: Criminal justice reforms could reduce national HIV and tuberculosis burdens in sub-Saharan Africa
19 July 2016


Update on investigational prime boost HIV-1 vaccine regimen in development at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
19 July 2016


Johnson & Johnson press availability: HIV prevention efforts and update on global public health Africa operations
19 July 2016


Unprecedented Funding Drop Threatens Global AIDS Response Experts Warn of Significant Epidemiological Impact
19 July 2016


ONE issues warning to African leaders attending IAC: Step up fight against HIV and AIDS or risk millions of lives
18 July 2016


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invokes the memory of Madiba and calls for Universal Access to Medicines at International Aids Conference
18 July 2016


PEPFAR and DREAMS Partners Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge
18 July 2016


PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa
18 July 2016


mothers2mothers Announces Reduction of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV to 2.1% among Programme Participants: Peer Mentor Approach Effective and Transferable Across Health Issues
18 July 2016


ARIA Study Shows Superior Efficacy of Triumeq® for Treatment-naïve Women Living with HIV
18 July 2016


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines
16 July 2016


EJAF Founder Elton John and Prince Harry to Host Special Session at 2016 International AIDS Conference
14 July 2016


Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry heads to Durban to talk at the International AIDS Conference
14 July 2016