For the first time in decades, the International AIDS Conference will take place in the United States. After many years and much controversy, the Obama administration has lifted a policy in place since 1987 which prohibited foreign nationals with HIV/AIDS from visiting the United States.
AIDS 2012 will take place July 22-27, 2012 in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, policy makers, people living with HIV/AIDS and others committed to ending the epidemic. This is also a prime opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing efforts to treat and prevent HIV.
Over 20,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries are expected to be in attendance. AIDS 2012 will play a key role in shaping international responses to this devastating epidemic.