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global Village anD youth programme

the Global village, open to conference delegates and the general public, aims to intensify the involvement of key affected populations and other stakeholders in the conference and in the global response to AIdS. examples of activities include sessions, forums, oral presentations, awards, networking zones, nGO exhibition booths, marketplace booths, art exhibits, film screenings and performing arts. the Youth Programme aims to strengthen the participation of young people and the profile of youth issues in the conference through activities such as the youth pavilion, youth-driven sessions, an electronic youth newsletter, and a high-level youth leadership forum.

Key Dates

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19 April 2012 22 May 2012 3 May 2012 31 March 2012 25 May 2012 14 March 2012 15 September 2012 1 April 2012 20 April 2012

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Volunteering at aiDs 2012

volunteers will play an essential role at AIdS 2012. they will assist in the coordination of programme activities and registration, act as guides during the conference, staff various offices, help in the Global village and perform other crucial tasks. volunteers will have access to conference sessions outside of their shifts, a lunch each day and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Volunteer applications open on 1 April 2012.


contact information


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Visa information

the conference organizers strongly recommend that potential AIdS 2012 delegates visit the website of the u.S. embassy/consulate in their country as soon as possible to learn about the specific u.S. immigration processes and timing that apply to them.

All visa applications should be submitted no later than 90 days before travelling to the U.S.

the PreMIer GLOBAL AIdS COnFerenCe unItInG SCIenCe, COMMunItY, And LeAderShIP

affiliateD inDepenDent eVents

Affiliated Independent events are other meetings, symposia, forums or events organized for conference delegates outside the conference venue by other organizations. Affiliated Independent events are held during times that do not conflict with the conference programme.

Affiliated independent events applications close on 20 April 2012.


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looKing forwarD to the xix international aiDs conference (aiDs 2012)

the biennial International AIdS Conference is the premier gathering for scientists working in the field of hIv, as well as policymakers, people living with hIv and others committed to ending the epidemic - uniting science, community, and leadership. expected to attract more than 20,000 delegates from around the world, it will be a tremendous opportunity for scientists and researchers to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward. Conferences convened and organized by the International AIdS Society have historically been a venue for presenting major scientific advances, such as the CAPrISA results (AIdS 2010 in vienna) and the hPtn 052, tdF2, and Partners PreP results (IAS 2011 in rome), which combined have demonstrated with solid evidence the efficacy of treatment as prevention. AIdS 2012 will continue in this vein, bringing together three essential groups ­ scientists, policy makers, and community ­ to develop a scientific strategy for an hIv cure to be launched at the conference. In addition, plenary themes will set the tone for the conference programme and include the following: ending the epidemic; turning the tide on transmission; and hIv in the Larger Global health Context. the conference is organized by the International AIdS Society in partnership with a number of international bodies and local partners, guaranteeing that all facets of the epidemic are reflected in the programme.

urgent call to action. It acknowledges that seizing this potential and actually turning the tide on hIv will require commitment and action on many levels: that each and every stakeholder in the AIdS response must play their role.

for more information on the aiDs 2012 theme, please visit

meDia centre

A state-of-the-art Media Centre, including three press conference rooms for use by conference organizers and third parties, will be available for all registered media delegates. We anticipate over 2,000 journalists to be in attendance. note that access to the Media Centre is restricted to accredited journalists.

conference programme

the AIdS 2012 conference programme will consist of abstract-driven sessions featuring the latest hIv research in five tracks; non-abstract-driven sessions (with invited speakers) focusing on the latest issues in hIv science, policy, and practice; and workshops that will develop professional skills and knowledge. It will also include programme activities, including the global Village (open to the general public) and the youth programme. In addition, the conference will feature satellite meetings; commercial; non-commercial and cultural exhibitions; and offsite affiliated independent events.

for more on the programme, visit the website below. it will be updated regularly to reflect advances in the conference programme.

satellite meetings

Satellite meetings take place in the conference centre but are organized and coordinated by the organization hosting the satellite (private company, government agency, institution, or nGO). Conference organizers make satellite slots available for a fee, and will allocate slots according to the availability in the conference programme.

Satellite applications close on 31 March 2012

conference hubs ­ bringing the conference to you anywhere on the globe!

For those unable to attend the conference, conference hubs can and will be held to ensure that global discussion includes all key stakeholders and allow organizers to target issues relevant to their region. Conference hubs are "mini conferences" held in conjunction with the international conference by local organizations active in the AIdS response. Sessions from the international conference will be recorded free of charge for selected applicants and can be screened at organizers' discretion. these sessions are typically followed by moderated discussions with local or regional experts to examine how the session content can be used to strengthen the hIv/AIdS response.

Conference hub submissions open on 14 March 2012 and close on 15 September 2012.

abstract submissions

the abstract-driven component of the conference offers the highest caliber of knowledge and peer-reviewed research. Sessions are either specific to one of the five tracks or involve abstracts from different tracks but focusing on one theme. over half of all conference sessions will be abstract driven.

track track track track a: b: c: D:

turning the tiDe together

the AIdS 2012 theme Turning the Tide Together emphasizes that the AIdS epidemic has reached a defining moment. By acting decisively on recent scientific advances in hIv treatment and biomedical prevention, the momentum for a cure and the continuing evidence of the ability to scale-up key interventions, like combination prevention in the most-needed settings, we now have the potential to change the course of hIv and AIdS. Capturing the current sense of hope and the renewed optimism that a change of course in the hIv epidemic is possible, Turning the Tide Together also serves as an

track e:

Basic Science Clinical Science epidemiology and Prevention Science Social Science, human rights and Political Science Implementation Science, health Systems and economics


to encourage broad participation in the conference, organizers are offering a two-tiered fee structure, with lower registration fees for delegates from low-andmiddle-income countries (World Bank classification) and student/post-docs.

Last minute surcharge added to registration beginning on 3 May 2012.

for more information on aiDs 2012 abstracts, please visit

Abstract submission closed on 15 February 2012. A small number of late breaker abstracts will be accepted to be presented orally or as posters at the conference. Late breaker abstract submission opens 19 April and closes 22 May 2012.

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