IAS Investigates Washington D.C. as Host of 2012 International AIDS Conference
Washington D.C. Could Be the Host City of the World's Largest Conference in the Field of Health and Development if the United States Drops its Ban on the Entry of HIV-Positive People
June 11, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland -- The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced its interest in convening the International AIDS Conference in 2012 (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C.. The final decision would depend on whether the United States drops its 22-year old ban on the entry of foreigners living with HIV into the country.
"In recent years, the United States government's leadership on HIV/AIDS has been unparalleled on the global stage," said IAS President, Dr Julio Montaner. "This long-standing law, which is contrary to all scientific evidence and human rights principles, is one of the U.S.'s weakest spots in HIV policy," continued Dr Montaner.View Full Article
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