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We are proud of the communities we are – people living with HIV; men who have sex with men, transgender people, and other LGBTQI people; racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous people, immigrants and refugees; sex workers and people who inject drugs. We are scientists, clinicians and community advocates. We represent an international community, a United States and other countries around the globe that are resisting divisive politics and united in this historic and collective fight to end ...
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AIDS 2020 Head of Local Office announced

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is pleased to welcome Helga Ying as the Head of Local Office for the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020).  In this position, Helga oversees the management, administration, and reporting of the local offices in San Francisco and Oakland.Helga’s career experience spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has worked for more than 25 years in the areas of government affairs and public policy, corporate social responsibility, com...
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Meet your AIDS 2020 Co-chairs

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For each International AIDS Conference, a Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC), comprised of a diverse group of international experts, is appointed. It sets overall conference policies and priorities and ensures that the conference pillars of community, leadership and science are reflected across the agenda. Representing the host cities of Oakland and San Francisco, Cynthia Carey-Gant and Monica Gandhi will join IAS President Anton Pozniak in leading the AIDS 2020 CCC.Cynthia Carey-Grant, AID...
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San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

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The world’s largest HIV conference returns 30 years later to where the AIDS epidemic first emerged in the US. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). This is 30 years after the event was held there at the height of the epidemic in the United States.
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