International AIDS Conference events: Wed., August 6 — 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.


Webcasts and podcasts of the following sessions are now available.

Mobile Populations and Globalization, 4 August 2008

Global Financial Architecture, 5 August 2008

Scaling-up HIV Testing and Counseling: A Human Rights and Public Health Imperative, 5 August 2008

New Frontiers in HIV Prevention Sciences, 5 August 2008

Best Practices for HIV/AIDS Implementers: Highlights from Kampala, 5 August 2008

IAS 20th Anniversary, 5 August 2008

Country-Level Advocacy Initiatives that Support Children and AIDS, 5 August 2008

Regional Session: Latin America, 5 August 2008

Plenary Session, Day 3, 6 August 2008

Regional Session: Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 6 August 2008

Financing for Sustainable National Health Care, 6 August 2008

Looking to the Future–The Epidemic in 2031 and New Directions in AIDS Research, 6 August 2008

Moving from Promises to Actions: Building Global and National Commitment for Evidence-Based Approaches to Addressing Stigma and Discrimination, 6 August 2008

9:45 a.m. ET – Plenary Session, Day 4
12:00 p.m. ET – Official Press Conference
1:45 p.m. ET – AIDS Ambassadors


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 Wednesday, 6 August will be posted later today.



Official Press Conference, 6 August 2008



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

Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Dybul speaks about the impact of PEPFAR over the next five years.

Former President Festus Gontebanye Mogae, Botswana
President Mogae discusses his new initiative to reinvigorate prevention efforts in southern Africa.

Kevin De Cock, M.D., Director of HIV/AIDS Department, World Health Organization
Dr. De Cock discusses the emphasis on prevention at the AIDS conference and a new initiative to document the impact of AIDS programs on health systems.

Phill Wilson, CEO, Black AIDS Institute
Wilson discusses the CDC’s new estimates of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and the impact on the African American community.



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 Wednesday, 6 August will be available later today.



Governments Overlook Behavior Change in HIV Strategies, Experts Say at AIDS Conference
6 August 2008

Former African Leaders Launch Regional Campaign To Pressure Politicians on HIV/AIDS
6 August 2008

Advocates Discuss Travel Restrictions Around the World for People Living With HIV/AIDS
6 August 2008

IAVI Releases Blueprint for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Research
6 August 2008

Rising Food Prices Could Affect Those With HIV/AIDS, Increase Number of Women Entering Commercial Sex Trade, U.N. Officials Say
6 August 2008

Risk of HIV Transmission From Heterosexual Intercourse Could Be Underestimated, Study Finds
6 August 2008

MSM Remain at High Risk for HIV; Official Data Lacking, Report Finds
6 August 2008

Miami Herald Examines Research on Crack Users and HIV
6 August 2008

Advocates, Experts Discussing Allegations of Inadequate Treatment of HIV-Positive Immigrants
6 August 2008

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reports, Initiatives From International AIDS Conference
6 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 6, 2008.

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