XIX International AIDS Conference

22-27 JULY 2012

Location: Washington, DC, USA
Hosting organization: International AIDS Society (IAS)


The International AIDS Conference brings together those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward. The AIDS 2012 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV.

A variety of session types — from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions — will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an opportunity for professional development and networking.


AIDS is one of the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age, resulting in 850,000 deaths annually, and is a major killer of children, with 260,000 deaths from AIDS-related causes in 2010 alone. We know that the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, depends on the delivery of a comprehensive, integrated package of life-saving interventions.

The Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health calls for the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services targeting women and children.

In this PMNCH websection, we will highlight sessions and side events of relevance to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) .