International AIDS Society

Media Centre

Media Registration

Online Media pre-registration closes on 17 July, at 23.59 CET

After 17 July, media registration and accreditation will only be provided on-site at the Media Desk in the Registration Area in the WCC, from Saturday, 21 July at 13:00. If you intend to register for the conference after 17 July, please send an email to either (if you are an international media) or (if you are an US media) with your details to expedite your registration onsite.

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



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.

Plenary speaker and session information

The Conference Programme is pleased to announce the confirmation of two new plenary presentations. The presentation Making Women Count: A Comprehensive Agenda will be delivered on Wednesday 25 July by Linda Scruggs from the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families, United States. The second presentation, delivered on Thursday by Debbie McMillan from the Transgender Health Empowerment, United States, will focus on people who use drugs.

See the list of all confirmed plenary speakers and topics

Rapporteurs Reports

An international team of rapporteurs will prepare summaries of most conference sessions with major findings and themes. A daily report will be available on the website each evening (and the following morning in Spanish). Rapporteur summaries will be presented in: the five scientific tracks, Global Village, Youth Programme, Community Programme, and Leadership & Accountability Programme.

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.

Photo and Video

Photo Library

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

YouTube Channel

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



AIDS 2012 Webcast Schedule

Partner Coverage

News Reports by NAM

NAM offered news stories on major scientific presentations and host online discussion forums for HIV implementers on www.aidsmap.
com/ AIDS-2012/page/2329765/
. NAM's published 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 began the week of 18 July and included expert audio highlights, Capsule Summaries of important clinical data, downloadable slidesets, and more.

Daily Bulletin

Previous editions of the daily bulletin are available here.

AIDS 2012 Host Broadcaster

Eurovision Americas as the host broadcaster of AIDS2012 will provide services to organizations interested in covering AIDS2012. This includes the production of high-quality video and audio feeds, their distribution, multilateral and unilateral transmissions, workspaces with access to pool signal, studio, stand-up, playout or other on-site production facilities. If you are interested, please contact:

Emilie de Schaetzen
Senior Producer
Eurovision Americas, Inc.

2000 M Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036

+1 202 293 9371

Other Useful Information

Glossaries of HIV/AIDS Terms

A useful online glossary of terms related to HIV/AIDS and global health.

Terminology guidelines to assist you in your reporting of HIV/AIDS issues, prepared by UNAIDS.

Online HIV/AIDS Data and Statistics

Global and country-specific data on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and more from GlobalHealthFacts.org.

UNAIDS AIDS Epidemic Update 2009

Latest News

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

20 July 2012
International AIDS Society and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, to Honor Pioneering Iranian Doctors Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei with Inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award

19 July 2012
Inaugural Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure launched ahead of the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington DC

See previous press releases here

Resources for Journalists

Media Guide

The AIDS 2012 Media Guide describes the onsite facilities that will be available to accredited journalists in Washington, D.C. and includes practical information to help plan your coverage of the conference.

Background Information

Fact sheets and other background information, including programme highlights, are available here.

Contact Details

Media Enquiries

Michael Kessler
IAS International Media Consultant

Francesca Da Ros
AIDS 2012 Communications and Media Officer

Sian Bowen
AIDS 2012 Senior Manager, Communications