22nd International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018

Media advisories

Press conference schedule for Monday 23 July

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Dear Journalists,  

Please see below for the press conference schedule for tomorrow, Monday, 23 July, 2018. Sessions will take place in either press conference room 1 (G106-107) or press conference room 2 (G109) as indicated below. Both press conference rooms are located on the first floor of the RAI Amsterdam, directly above the media centre.

All official AIDS 2018 press conferences will be live streamed here, and individual press releases for each official AIDS 2018 press conference will be shared in advance with the direct live stream link.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Monday, 23 July, 2018

11:00-11:45 CEST
Topic: Chase the virus, not people! – Eastern Europe and Central Asia communities call for immediate joint actions in response to HIV crisis in the region
Location: PCR1, G106-107
Organizer: 9 EECA Communities Networks

12:00-12:45 CEST
Topic: Is HIV sorted?
Location: PCR1, G106-107
Organizer: Gilead Sciences

17:00-17:45 CEST
Title: Official AIDS 2018 media kick-off briefing
Location: PCR1, G106-107
Overview: The official media kick-off briefing hosted by the IAS media team, providing an overview of key science, onsite activities and resources to best guide and the week ahead for journalists.

18:00- 18:45 CEST
Title: Official AIDS 2018 opening press conference
Location: PCR1, G106-107
Overview: Key insights on the state of the global HIV epidemic and key science to be presented at the conference.

  • Linda-Gail Bekker, AIDS 2018 International Chair
  • Peter Reiss, AIDS 2018 Local Chair
  • Tedros Adhanom Gebreheyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
  • Conchita, Artist
  • Quinn Tivey, Ambassador and Officer, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
  • Mercy Ngulube, Youth Activist, Children’s HIV Association
  • Yana Panfilova, Founder of Eurasian Union, and adolescent and youth Teenergizer
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