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Wednesday AIDS 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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Please see the press conference schedule for today, Wednesday, 20 July 2016, at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC).
 

Official Press Conferences

Scaling up HIV Treatment in the Developing World (PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE)

  • Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/live
  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 13:00-13:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press Conference
  • Speakers: Anton Pozniak, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust; Maya Petersen, University of California, Berkeley; François Dabis, Institut de Santé Publique; Mhairi Maskew, Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, University of the Witwatersrand; James Hakim, University of Zimbabwe; Wafaa El-Sadr, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs and Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research; Sharonann Lynch, Doctors without Borders 

 

Third Party Press Conferences

The TB and HIV Response: What's Working, What's Not, and What Lies Ahead

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 09:00-09:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: ACTION / Results


Attaining 90-90-90: Accelerating Urban AIDS Responses

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 10:00-10:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: International Association of Providers of AIDS


We Cannot End AIDS Without a Fully-Funded Global Fund

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 10:00-10:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Global Fund Advocates


Policing, Human Rights and the HIV Response – Launch of a Special Issue of the Journal of International AIDS Society “Police, Law Enforcement and HIV”

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 14:00-14:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Johns Hopkins, International Development Law Organization, Law Enforcement and HIV Network


Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR Announce Inaugural LGBT Fund Recipients

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 15:00-15:45 (SAST)
  • Location: Press Conference Room 1, Ground Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: The Elton John Foundation, The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
  • Speakers: Ambassador Deborah Birx, United States Global AIDS Coordinator; Sir Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation; David Furnish, Chairman, Elton John AIDS Foundation; Shaun Mellors, Associate Director, Africa, International AIDS Alliance; Keletso Makofane, MSM Global Forum
  • Moderator: Chris Beyrer, President International AIDS Society


Nursing HIV 2016: A Call to Action to Strengthen the Critical Role
of Nurses in Ensuring Access, Equity and Rights to Health Care

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 15:00-15:45
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: ICAP at Columbia University


Meeting the Challenges of Faith Responses to the AIDS Epidemic

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 16:00-16:45
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance


What People Living with HIV Want: Outcomes of the Positive Leadership Summit 

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 16:00-16:45
  • Location: Speakers' Corner, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: Global Network for People Living with HIV (GNP+)


National Strategic Plan for the Next Five Years

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July
  • Time: 17:00-17:45
  • Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention Centre
  • Organizer: The South African Government


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