From July 22nd through the 27th, more than 20,000 delegates from around the world will gather in Washington D.C. for the XIX International AIDS Conference. The conference is being organized by the International AIDS Society. AIDS 2012 describes itself as: “a chance to asses where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.”
The AIDS epidemic remains closely intertwined with the plight of millions of orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. As an event that brings together scientists, medical professionals, policy makers, and activists, AIDS 2012 is an opportunity for the international community to collaboratively share ideas, research, and policies to support OVC affected by HIV/AIDS.