International AIDS Conference events: Tuesday, August 5 — 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.


Webcasts and podcasts of the following sessions are now available.

Regional Session: Asia-Pacific, 4 August 2008

Where Are We In Achieving UNGASS Targets? 4 August 2008

From Commitment to Action: Implementing Effective Responses on Gender and AIDS, 4 August 2008

New Insights Into HIV Transmission and Pathogenesis, 4 August 2008

Positive Synergies Between Health Systems and Global Health Initiatives, 4 August 2008

Vaccines and Microbicides: Where Do We go from Here? 4 August 2008

Plenary Session, Day 2, 5 August 2008

Indigenous People, First Nations and Afrodescendants Confronting HIV/AIDS: Breaking the Silence, 5 August 2008

Women’s Rights Equal Women’s Lives: Violence Against Women and HIV, 5 August 2008

Newer Antiretroviral Agents, 5 August 2008

Travel Restrictions on People Living with HIV: Going Against the Grain of Human Rights and Public Health
5 August 2008

Reclaiming our Lives: Developing Accountability for Positive (PLHIV) Leadership and our Advocacy Priorities
5 August 2008

The Lancet Series on HIV Prevention
5 August 2008

10 a.m. ET – Plenary Session, Day 3
12 p.m. ET – Official Press Conference
1:45 p.m. ET – Looking to the Future–The Epidemic in 2031 and New Directions in AIDS Research


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 Tuesday, 5 August will be posted later today.



Official Press Conference, 5 August 2008



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

Tachi Yamada, M.D., President, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Yamada discusses his expectations of the AIDS conference and his priorities as head of the Bill & Melinda  Gates’ Global Health program.

Gregg Gonsalves, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa
Gonsalves discusses the “backlash” he sees developing against efforts to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Zonibel Woods, Programme Manager, Ford Foundation
Woods discusses the women’s agenda at the AIDS conference and what has and has not been achieved since the  previous conference.


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 Tuesday, 5 August will be available later today.



Battle Against HIV/AIDS Not Over; Improved Prevention, Treatment, Health Systems Needed, Clinton Says at AIDS  Conference
5 August 2008

HIV Vaccine Research Efforts Should Be Scaled Up, Experts Say at AIDS Conference
5 August 2008

Shortage of Health Workers in Developing Countries Hindering Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, Experts Say at AIDS  Conference
5 August 2008

Former Botswanan President Mogae Calls for New Vigor in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
5 August 2008

Male Circumcision Efforts Should Increase To Prevent HIV/AIDS, Particularly in Africa, Report Says
5 August 2008

Delegates at XVII International AIDS Conference Welcome, Challenge Swiss Report on HIV Transmission
5 August 2008

Houston Chronicle Examines HIV/AIDS-Related Discrimination, Stigma in Mexico
5 August 2008

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reports, Initiatives From International AIDS Conference
5 August 2008
Additional news coverage will be available in the Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, including summaries of all the  news coverage from across the globe.
Available at noon ET, online at .
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~ by h.e.g. on August 5, 2008.

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