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


Special sessions and presentations announced

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We are pleased to announce the special session line-up for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). Browse some of the featured presentations below. For more details, view the full online programme





Tuesday, 24 July, 13:00 CET 
#PassTheMic: Meaningful youth participation in the fight against HIV

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Quinn Tivey
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

With youth participants from Amsterdam Youth Force, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, the International AIDS Society, Avert, Teenergizer and Youth Against AIDS




Wednesday, 25 July, 13:00 CET 
Durable control of HIV infection in the absence of antiretroviral therapy: Opportunities and obstacles


Anthony S Fauci
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
US National Institutes of Health

Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture: Data to drive equity

Ambassador Deborah Birx
US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)




Thursday, 26 July, 13:00 CET  
The legacy of Prudence Mabele: Championing gender justice and health equity


David Mabuza
Deputy President of South Africa

Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela
World Health Organization

Patrick Gaspard
Open Society Foundations

Mercy Ngulube
Children’s HIV Association




Friday, 27 July, 13:00 CET 
Seizing the moment for TB: Current challenges in TB care and in TB and HIV integration


Carol Nawina Kachenga
Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS & Malaria

Paul Farmer
Partners In Health

Eric Goosby
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

Blessina Kumar
Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA)






Monday, 23 July, 20:00 CET
Opening ceremony keynote address: How to face stigma & discrimination





Tuesday, 24 July, 08:30 CET 
Opening address


Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project




Friday, 27 July, 10:15 CET 
Special presentation: MTV Shuga


Georgia Arnold
 MTV Staying Alive Foundation

Stephanie Sandows
MTV Shuga

Given Stuurman
 MTV Shuga




Friday, 27 July, 12:30 CET 
Keynote address


President Bill Clinton 
Founder of the Clinton Foundation & 42nd President of the United States




Friday, 27 July, 14:00 CET 
Welcome to San Francisco and Oakland for AIDS 2020: A tale of two cities


Barbara Lee
 US Congresswoman for the 13th District of California, Founder & Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

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