Slideshow: Summoning the Strength to End AIDS
With the 19th International AIDS Conference now behind us, San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano reflects on the headlines and the humbling moments, the bad news and the good: “AIDS 2012 is a reminder that, despite great progress we’ve made to reduce new HIV infections and expand access to care, we still have a lot of work to do.”
Stop by HuffingtonPost.com to hear Neil’s thoughts on the conference—and the work ahead—and watch a slideshow of moving, powerful, and even downright funny moments from AIDS 2012.
By Neil Giuliano
The 19th International AIDS Conference (known as AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C., has come to a close. This major gathering of the global AIDS community happens every two years, and it’s a chance for us to learn from one another so that we can employ the best and most innovative practices to stop HIV/AIDS.
There were big headlines from the conference. We learned that two more HIV-positive people who underwent bone marrow stem cell transplants now have no traces of HIV in their bodies. We learned that young black gay men are becoming infected with HIV at three times the rate of their white counterparts, and up to 68% of transgender women in North America are living with HIV. We learned that in the very near future, more than half of all people living with HIV will be over the age of 50. All of these findings have huge implications for our work moving forward….