International AIDS Conference events: Monday, August 4 — Coverage from the Kaiser Network

AUGUST 4th:  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.

1. Sessions

Webcasts and podcasts of the following sessions are now available.

Opening Session, 3 August 2008

Scaling up Comprehensive Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission Programmes: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Adapting Global Recommendations to Country Situation, 3 August 2008

HIV Transmission under ART, 3 August 2008

Universal Access of TB Services to PLHIV: Harnessing Collaboration and Coordination, 3 August 2008

Plenary: Panel Discussion on the State of the Epidemic, 4 August 2008

Regional Session: Sub-Saharan Africa, 4 August 2008

Is Religion a Barrier to HIV Prevention? 4 August 2008

HIV/AIDS and Health System Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage, 4 August 2008

Learning by Doing: Scaling up HIV Operations Research in Resource-Limited Settings, 4 August 2008

Reaching Millions – Youth, AIDS and the Digital Age, 4 August 2008

10 a.m. ET – Plenary Session, Day 2
12 p.m. ET – Official Press Conference
1:45 p.m. ET – Travel Restrictions on People Living with HIV: Going Against the Grain of Human Rights and Public Health


2.  DAILY ROUNDUP managing editor Jill Braden Balderas reports on the daily highlights from the XVII International AIDS Conference, Monday, 4 August – Friday, 8 August, in Mexico City.

The Daily Roundup for Monday, 4 August will be posted later today.



Official Press Conference, 4 August 2008

Press Conference: The Role of the AIDS Epidemic in Black America in the Global AIDS Epidemic, 4 August 2008



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

Allyson Leacock, Executive Director, Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS
Leacock speaks about efforts to mobilize Caribbean media to put a spotlight on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Elisabet Fadul, IAS Youth Programme Co-Chair
Fadul, from the Dominican Republic, discusses how she became an HIV/AIDS activist and what she wants delegates to understand about reaching out to young people.

Ceci Connolly, Correspondent, Washington Post
Connolly discusses her recent series of reports on HIV/AIDS in Mexico, including border areas, and among Hispanics in the U.S.



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 Monday, 4 August will be available later today.


~ by h.e.g. on August 4, 2008.

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