International AIDS Conference events: Friday, August 8 (Final Day) — 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.  All AIDS 2008 webcasts are archived and will continue to be available on-demand.

Plenary Session, Day 4, 7 August 2008

Understanding the Numbers: from HIV Surveillance to HIV National and Global HIV Burden Estimates, 7 August 2008

Late Breaker Track C, 7 August 2008

MenEngage: Developing a Global Movement to Work with Boys and Men for Gender Equality, 7 August 2008

Plenary, Day 5, 8 August 2008

Rapporteur Summary Session, 8 August 2008

Closing Session, 8 August 2008

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 Friday, 8 August will be posted later today.


Official Press Conference, 8 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
Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
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


Audio podcasts from the opening and closing sessions, plenary sessions, and selected other sessions and press conferences are available.

To subscribe to a podcast feed of select sessions from the conference visit .


Science magazine correspondent Jon Cohen reviewed the day’s news at the conference in daily interviews with Kaiser’s Jackie Judd and Larry Levitt.

Mexico City Notebook from Friday, 8 August will be available later today.


Conference Addresses Universal Access to Antiretroviral Drugs, Health Systems
8 August 2008

Antibodies Could Prevent HIV Transmission, Research Indicates
8 August 2008

About 40% of U.S. Adults Have Received HIV Tests, Study Finds
8 August 2008

Advocacy Group at Conference Discusses Rape of Women, Girls in Zimbabwe After Recent Election
8 August 2008

The Economist Examines Setbacks, Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
8 August 2008

Countries’ Funding Requests in 2008 to Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Three Times Higher Than 2007 Levels
8 August 2008

HIV/AIDS Experts at Conference Express Concern About HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Former Soviet Union States
8 August 2008

Spanish, Latin American NGOs Sign Declaration Urging Governments To Prioritize Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS
8 August 2008

Survey Finds Number of HIV-Positive People in China Have Become Resistant to at Least One HIV Drug
8 August 2008

Report Released at Conference Calls for More Resources for Home-Based Care Activities in Zimbabwe
8 August 2008

Experts Call for Global Sex, HIV Education Programs To Expand Beyond Discussions of Safer Sex Practices
8 August 2008

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reports, Initiatives From International AIDS Conference
8 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 9, 2008.

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