Fifteen years ago, when Nelson Mandela spoke at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, no one knew what the future held for the epidemic. Since then, the global AIDS response has seen many changes and transformations, yet many barriers to effective prevention and treatment remain. Many of the obstacles that have impeded effective HIV prevention and treatment still exist. Over 1 million people still die every year of AIDS-related complications and 37 million people still live with HIV.
The International AIDS Conference plays a key role in driving forward the HIV response as the global platform for HIV/AIDS. It is the largest conference on any global health or development issue in the world and continues to be a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Fifteen years later, the conference returns to Durban from 18- 22 July 2016. Be a part of AIDS 2016 as we work together on the next phase of response.