International AIDS Conference events: August 3 — Coverage from the Kaiser Network

The Kaiser Network is offering extensive multimedia coverage of the International AIDS Conference, taking place August 3-8 in Mexico City.  Find live and archived webcasts, podcasts, interviews and more at, or look through the offerings below.  For news articles related to the conference, check the RSS feed on the sidebar.


A LIVE webcast of the Opening Session will begin at 8 p.m. ET, 3 August 2008.  Shortly following the live webcast, an archived webcast, for viewing on-demand, will be posted.

CDC’s Kevin Fenton Discusses HIV Incidence in the United States
Larry Levitt, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and editor-in-chief of, talks with Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, about newly-released estimates of the number of annual HIV infections in the U.S.

HIV and Human Resources: Competing Priorities or Interconnected Solutions? 3 August 2008

Food Security, Livelihoods and HIV: Challenges and Responses, 3 August 2008

REAL TIME: New Models of Private Sector Engagement, 3 August 2008 also webcast the three-day Ecumenical Pre-Conference 2008: Faith in Action Now! These sessions engaged participants in exploring the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic to people of faith.  The sessions also evaluated action taken and looked at strategies still required to put the Gospel into action in the Christian response to HIV/AIDS.


10 a.m. ET – Plenary: Panel Discussion on the State of the Epidemic
12 p.m. ET – Official Press Conference
2:15 p.m. ET – HIV/AIDS and Health System Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage


Official Press Conference, 3 August 2008


Throughout the AIDS 2008 Conference, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Jackie Judd will interview newsmakers who will preview and summarize conference developments.

Pedro Cahn, M.D., Ph.D., IAS Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Cahn speaks about how he and other leaders prepared for the first AIDS Conference ever to be held in Latin America.

Craig McClure, IAS Executive Director
McClure discusses some unique aspects to this year’s International AIDS Conference and previews the science, prevention and treatment programs.

Linda Richter, Ph.D., Executive Director, Child Youth Family & Social Development (South Africa)
Professor Richter speaks about the significance of her plenary speech on Wednesday, which is the first to focus exclusively on children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

Luis Soto-Ramirez, M.D., IAS Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Soto-Ramirez speaks about the significance of the AIDS 2008 conference to Latin America and the region’s efforts to combat HIV/AIDS.


Spanish- and English-language audio podcasts from the opening and closing sessions, plenary sessions, and selected other sessions and press conferences are available.

Listen to select sessions in:



To subscribe to language specific podcasts of select sessions from the conference visit


Science magazine correspondent Jon Cohen reviews the day’s news at the conference in daily interviews with Kaiser’s Jackie Judd.  Submit a question for Jon Cohen by emailing

Mexico City Notebook from Friday, 1 August


~ by h.e.g. on August 3, 2008.

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