“These are remarkable times – and defining times – for the global HIV movement and for the world,” International AIDS Society President and AIDS 2020: Virtual International Scientific Chair Anton Pozniak said. “Every conversation we have now sits at the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic and a new global reckoning with systemic racism.”
The 2020 International AIDS Conference kicked off today, the first-ever edition of the world’s largest conference on HIV to be held entirely online. Delegates from 175 countries are attending the conference, which would have taken place in Oakland and San Francisco, USA, but is now being conducted virtually.
The first day of the conference included discussions on HIV service disruption and impact on LGBTI+ populations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest on UNAIDS global HIV estimates.