General Conference Information
AIDS 2012 is expected to convene more than 20,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including more than 2,000 journalists. The conference will be held from July 22 to 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The International AIDS Society, the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, with 14,000 members in 190 countries, will organize AIDS 2012 in collaboration with international and local partners.
The return of the International AIDS Conference to the United States after nearly 20 years represents a significant victory for public health and human rights. The selection of Washington, D.C. as the site for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the result of years of dedicated advocacy to end the nation’s discriminatory entry restrictions on people living with HIV – restrictions that were based on fear rather than science.
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As you can imagine, hosting over 20,000 people for a full week requires tons of help. HRC is pleased to be collaborating with the DC Community Coalition to identify and engage volunteers to staff various functions throughout the conference dates. Learn how you can join others in making the conference a success.