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Tuesday AIDS 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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Please see the press conference schedule for today, Tuesday, 19 July 2016, at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC).

Opening Ceremony speeches are now available on the AIDS 2016 Media Kit. Photos from the Opening Ceremony are also available online at http://aids2016.smugmug.com/  and the video will be published later today and available to download at the Media Centre.
 

Official Press Conferences

HIV Cure Research

  • Livesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 9:30-10:15 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press Conference
  • Speakers: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Research Director of Exceptional Grade, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and Professor, Institut Pasteur; Sharon Lewin, Co-Chair, IAS Towards an HIV Cure Initiative, and Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Annemarie Wensing, Virologist, University Medical Center Utrecht; Ann Chahroudi, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine; George Pavlakis,  Head, Human Retrovirus Section, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research; Barbara Felber, Head, Human Retrovirus Pathogenesis Section, National Cancer Institute

 
Expanding the Impact of PrEP

  • Livesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Tuesday, 19 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: Linda-Gail Bekker, President-Elect, International AIDS Society, Deputy Director, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, and COO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation; Scott McCallister, Clinical Research, Gilead Sciences; Katherine Gill, Medical Officer, The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre; Sybil Hosek, Clinical Psychologist, Stroger Hospital of Cook County; Jared Baeten, Vice Chair, Global Health, University of Washington

 
Ongoing Search for a Vaccine

  • Livesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 14:30-15:15 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press Conference
  • Speakers: Carl W. Dieffenbach, Director, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Linda-Gail Bekker, President-Elect, International AIDS Society, Deputy Director, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, and COO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation; Glenda Gray, President and CEO, South African Medical Research; Larry Corey, President and Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 

Third Party Press Conferences

 Johnson & Johnson: HIV Prevention and Africa Operations Update (PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE)

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 10:00-10:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Johnson & Johnson 


What Makes Women and Girls More Vulnerable

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 12:00-12:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Speakers' Corner, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Pan African Positive Women's Coalition


Unprecedented Funding Drop Threatens Global AIDS Response: Experts Warn of Significant Epidemiological Impact

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 12:00-12:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Rooom 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Joint
  • Speakers: José Antonio Izazola-Licea, Division Chief, Evaluation and Economics, UNAIDS; Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation; Olive Shinsana, AIDS 2016 Co-Chair, University of Cape Town; Matthew Kavanagh, Health GAP (Global Access Project)


HIV/Global Burden of Disease Study: New Data and New Challenges

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 13:00-13:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Rooom 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: The Lancet


What's Next for the Dapivirine Ring? An Update on Access (OLEs), Regulatory Timelines and an Upcoming Study for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 13:00-13:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Speakers' Corner, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Microbicide Trials Network, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, International Partnership for Microbicides 


Outside the Geneva Bubble: What is Really Happening in Our Struggle Against HIV

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 13:00-13:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27


Reaching 90-90-90: What Will it Take?

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 15:30-16:15 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Doctors without Borders
     

We Cannot End AIDS by 2030 if We Put SRHR on Blind Spot

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 16:00-16:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Meeting Room, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Gujarat AIDS Prevention Unit


HIV and Related Infections in Prisoners: A New Lancet Series

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 July
  • Time: 16:15-17:00 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: The Lancet


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

 

 

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Third party press releases


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Ten organizations receive Red Ribbon Award for outstanding community leadership on AIDS
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LetsStopAIDS Celebrates 10 Years of Youth-HIV programming in KwaZulu-Natal
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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
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20 July 2016


A Conversation with Amb. Birx & Minister Motsoaledi in Durban
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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


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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
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EJAF Founder Elton John and Prince Harry to Host Special Session at 2016 International AIDS Conference
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Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry heads to Durban to talk at the International AIDS Conference
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