International AIDS Society

Welcome to AIDS 2012

Prominent Voices to Address AIDS 2012

Leaders from the worlds of science, diplomacy, politics, philanthropy and entertainment spoke at AIDS 2012, including:

  • President Bill Clinton
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
  • South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
  • Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush
  • HRH Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
  • UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé
  • Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
  • NIAID Director Anthony Fauci
  • Philanthropist Bill Gates
  • Humanitarian Elton John
  • Actress Whoopi Goldberg

    See the Daily Highlights and press release for more details, or search the online Programme-at-a-Glance (PAG). Sessions featuring these speakers are available globally through webcasts, accessible through the PAG or the webcast box.

    Photo and Video

    Photo Library

    During the conference, free, high resolution photos for use by the media and others (with appropriate credit) are available on our online gallery.

    YouTube Channel

    Videos featuring conference highlights and interviews with key speakers and delegates are available on the conference YouTube Channel.

    Is AIDS still a media story?
    AIDS 2012
    Find out at the great media debate on Sunday 22 July, 13:30 – 15:30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre in Mini Room 10

    Conference Embargo Policy

    In the case of AIDS 2012, as with most scientific/medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to delegates under a strict embargo policy. Read the embargo policy

    Conference Hubs

    Organize a conference hub in your region: submissions are open until 15 September 2012

    Providing a unique opportunity to build professional capacities among local stakeholders and strengthen the local HIV response, these "mini conferences" can be held by organizations active in the AIDS response. For more information on hubs, please visit www.aids2012.org/hubs.aspx.

    Affiliated Independent Events

    Other meetings, symposia, forums or events organized for conference delegates outside the conference venue by other organizations are referred to as Affiliated Independent Events. They are held during times that do not conflict with the conference programme. View the full list of Affiliated Independent Events.

    General Information Guide

    The AIDS 2012 General Information Guide containing useful and practical information about the conference is now available for download

    Community Involvement

    The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) has created an online Guide to Community Involvement in AIDS 2012 to facilitate participation in the AIDS 2012 programme.

    For more information: www.aids2012community.org/.

    AIDS 2010 Recommendations

    Download the AIDS 2010 management response report


    DC Declaration

    Response to Audit

    18 June 2013 - The organizers of AIDS 2012 have issued the following official response to an audit carried out by a group of NGOs including MSMGF and GATE in relation to coverage of key populations at AIDS 2012. Please also visit this link to view the original audit.

    AIDS 2012 Reports

    AIDS 2012 Conference Impact Report

    AIDS 2012
    Summary Report

    AIDS 2012
    Evaluation Report



    The entire AIDS 2012 programme is available online through the Programme-at-a-Glance (PAG). Links to abstracts, slide sets with audio, rapporteur reports and e-posters will be added as they are available. A PDF version of the PAG is avaiable here.

    AIDS 2012 Programme-at-a-Glance

    Rapporteurs Reports

    An international team of rapporteurs prepared summaries of most conference sessions with major findings and themes. A daily report is available here. Rapporteur summaries were presented in the five scientific tracks: Global Village, Youth Programme, Community Programme, and Leadership & Accountability Programme.

    Abstract Supplement

    The Journal of the International AIDS Society has published the abstracts of the oral and poster discussion sessions of AIDS 2012, representing the 551 highest scoring abstracts ranked by a panel of experts.


    AIDS 2012 Abstract Supplement

    Daily Bulletin

    Previous editions of the daily bulletin are available here.

    AIDS 2012 en français

    Retrouvez toute l'information en français de l'agence de presse francophone mise en place par Sidaction, partenaire officiel de la conférence.

    Grâce au soutien de l'ANRS, les communiqués de presse officiels ainsi que le bulletin quotidien de la conférence ont été traduits en français et sont disponibles sur le site AIDS 2012. De plus, tout au long de la conference, les journalistes ont été assistés par un attaché de presse francophone, basé dans le media center.


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    AIDS 2012 Webcast Schedule


    Closing Speeches

    Elly Katabira
    Diane Havlir
    Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

    Opening Speech

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Remarks at the Opening Plenary, International AIDS Conference 2012

    Press Releases

    27 July 2012
    AIDS 2012 Ignites Momentum for the Beginning of the End of the AIDS Epidemic

    26 July 2012
    New HIV Cure Research Released Today at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)

    26 July 2012
    Real participation of Key Affected Populations, Men who have Sex with Men, Sex Workers, Transgender People and Injecting Drug Users key to Turning the Tide of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

    25 July 2012
    Ten community-based organizations receive prestigious Red Ribbon Award for innovative response to AIDS

    25 July 2012
    Turning the Tide for Women, Children and Youth

    24 July 2012
    Experts ask: The Treatment as Prevention Revolution – Can we make it real? Is the search for an HIV cure becoming more feasible?

    23 July 2012
    Scientific advances bring HIV/AIDS epidemic to an historic turning point as global leaders meet at AIDS 2012 to discuss investment priorities in HIV/AIDS during the global financial crisis

    22 July 2012
    International AIDS Conference Opens in the U.S. for the First Time in 22 Years at Defining Moment in the History of the AIDS Epidemic

    21 July 2012
    Call at AIDS 2012 for action to remove HIV-related travel restrictions

    21 July 2012
    The United States National Institutes of Health, the Centers for AIDS Research and the International AIDS Society announce a new round of innovative HIV research awards

    See previous press releases here

    Partner Coverage

    News Reports by NAM

    NAM will offer news stories on major scientific presentations and host online discussion forums for HIV implementers on www.aidsmap.
    com/ AIDS-2012/page/2329765/
    . NAM's will publish a free daily news bulletin in English and translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

    Scientific Analysis by CCO

    Clinical Care Options' (CCO) online coverage will begin the week of 18 July and include expert audio highlights, Capsule Summaries of important clinical data, downloadable slidesets, and more.