San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

The world’s largest HIV conference returns 30 years later to where the AIDS epidemic first emerged in the US.

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The story of AIDS 2020

It was in San Francisco that a mysterious disease, later identified as AIDS, first emerged onto the public radar as a major issue in the early 1980s.

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Hosting AIDS 2020

To find the best host for each International AIDS Conference, the International AIDS Society (IAS) conducts an extensive, open-bid process that begins 18 months before a decision is made.

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