International AIDS Conference events: Thurs., August 7 — 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.

The New Frontiers of Harm Reduction, 6 August 2008

Forgotten Truths, Hidden Realities: Addressing the Dynamics of HIV and MSM in Unfavorable Environments, 6 August 2008

Beyond Barriers: Disabilities and AIDS, 6 August 2008

Human Security and HIV, 6 August 2008

The USA HIV Epidemic in 2008, 6 August 2008

Universal ARV Scale Up: Delivering the Second Wave, 6 August 2008

Globalization, Development and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), 6 August 2008

Beyond the Orphan Crisis: Findings of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS, 6 August 2008

Achieving Universal Access for Young People, 6 August 2008

AIDS Vaccines – 2010 and Beyond: Charting a Course for the Future of AIDS Vaccine Research, 6 August 2008

Universal Access/Universal Crises/Universal Prices, 7 August 2008

Regional Session: Caribbean – Creative Caribbean Approaches to the HIV Epidemic, 7 August 2008

Male Circumcision: To Cut or Not to Cut, 7 August 2008

Human Rights, HIV and Sex Work Policy, 7 August 2008

Late Breaker Track B Session 1, 7 August 2008

AIDS Ambassadors, 7 August 2008

Strengthening Health Systems Through the AIDS Response, 7 August 2008

Late Breaker Track B Session 2, 7 August 2008

The Future of Microbicides: From Vaginal ART to PREP, 7 August 2008

Food Security, Nutrition and HIV, 7 August 2008

Regional Session: Middle East and North Africa, 7 August 2008

9:15 a.m. ET – Plenary Session, Day 5
12:00 p.m. ET – Official Press Conference
12:00 p.m. ET – Rapporteur Summary Session
1:45 p.m. ET – Closing Session

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 Thursday, 7 August will be posted later today.


Official Press Conference, 7 August 2008


Throughout the AIDS 2008 Conference, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Jackie Judd has interviewed newsmakers who previewed and summarized conference developments.

Webcasts, podcasts and transcripts are available for interviews with:
Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
Former President Festus Gontebanye Mogae, Botswana
Kevin De Cock, M.D., Director of HIV/AIDS Department, World Health Organization
Phill Wilson, CEO, Black AIDS Institute
Zonibel Woods, Programme Manager, Ford Foundation
Gregg Gonsalves, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa
Tachi Yamada, M.D., President, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Craig McClure, IAS Executive Director
Ceci Connolly, Correspondent, Washington Post
Luis Soto-Ramirez, M.D., IAS Conference Co-Chair
Elisabet Fadul, AIDS 2008 Youth Programme Co-Chair
Allyson Leacock, Executive Director, Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS
Linda Richter, Ph.D., Executive Director, Child Youth Family & Social Development (South Africa)
Pedro Cahn, M.D., Ph.D., IAS Conference Co-Chair


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 Thursday, 7 August will be available later today.


Fauci, Piot Discuss Progress in HIV/AIDS Treatments, Prevention
7 August 2008

Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS Not Reaching Enough Children, Health Workers at Conference Say
7 August 2008

U.N. Goal of ‘Universal Access’ to Antiretrovirals Unlikely To Be Reached Worldwide
7 August 2008

Newspapers Examine Challenges in HIV Prevention Among MSM
7 August 2008

Researchers Examine Use of Antiretrovirals as HIV Prevention Method
7 August 2008

Research Examines Role of Truck Drivers in HIV/AIDS Along Routes in Africa
7 August 2008

Male Mexican Migrant Workers Have Increased Risk for HIV After Arrival in U.S. Because of Changes in Sex Habits, Study Finds
7 August 2008

People Living With HIV/AIDS in Canada Have Difficulty Obtaining Organ Transplants, Advocates Say at AIDS Conference
7 August 2008

Tool Kit for HIV-Positive Children Released at International AIDS Conference
7 August 2008

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reports, Initiatives From International AIDS Conference
7 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.
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~ by h.e.g. on August 7, 2008.

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