Weekend Events Discuss AIDS Issues Ahead of International Conference In Washington

Noting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an AIDS-free generation last November in a speech at the National Institutes of Health, GlobalPost’s “Global Pulse” blog reports on a discussion held Saturday at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), during which “several AIDS experts and U.S. officials gave their views on what it meant to reach an AIDS-free generation — and when it would happen.” The news service quotes several speakers at the event, including Chris Beyrer, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “who has served as a consultant to several U.S. agencies on AIDS issues,” Kevin De Cock, director of the Center for Global Health at the CDC, and event moderator Tom Quinn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health (Donnelly, 7/22).

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on this and other events that took place ahead of the XIX International AIDS Conference over the weekend, writing, “As conference presenters prepare to unveil successes, advances — and it is hoped, plans — to turn the tide of the epidemic together, events Saturday offered opportunities to reflect on lessons learned and paths paved by work in the last decade” (Barton, 7/22).