An open letter from your AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

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 the HIV epidemic. Read the full letter here.

Conference Coordinating Committee

Co-Chairs

AIDS 2020 International Chair
Anton Pozniak, United Kingdom
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
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AIDS 2020 Local Co-chair, Oakland
Cynthia Carey-Grant, United States
formerly Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases
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AIDS 2020 Local Co-chair, San Francisco
Monica Gandhi, United States
University of California, San Francisco
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IAS Representatives

IAS President-Elect
Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Malaysia
University of Malaya
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IAS Regional Representative
Marina Klein, Canada
McGill University Health Care
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IAS Executive Director
Kevin Osborne, Switzerland
International AIDS Society
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UN Joint Programme Representatives

UN Joint Programme
Andrew Ball
World Health Organization
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UN Joint Programme
Mandeep Dhaliwal
United Nations Development Programme
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UN Joint Programme
Morten Ussing
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS
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Civil Society Partners

Erika Castellanos, The Netherlands
Global Action for Trans Equality
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Jessica Whitbread, Canada
International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW)
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Mary Ann Torres, Canada
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations
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Trevor Stratton, Canada
International Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community
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Local and Regional Partners

Local Scientific Partner
Judith Auerbach, United States
University of California, San Francisco
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Regional Scientific Partner
Chris Beyrer, United States
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Local Community Partner
Joe Hollendoner, United States
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
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Regional Community Partner
Kathie Hiers, United States
AIDS Alabama
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Local Leadership Partner
Hyman Maurice Scott, United States
San Francisco Department of Public Health
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Regional Leadership Partner
Bruce Richman, United States
Prevention Access Campaign
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Programme Committee Co-Chairs

International SPC Co-Chair
Annette Sohn, Thailand
TREAT Asia/amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research
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IAS SPC Co-Chair
Beatriz Grinsztejn, Brazil
Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Disease – Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
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Local/Regional CLPC Co-Chair
Carole Treston, United States
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
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International CLPC Co-Chair
Phylesha Brown-Acton, New Zealand
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Local/Regional SPC Co-Chair
Steffanie Strathdee, United States
University of California, San Diego
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Youth Representative

Manuel Venegas, United States
University of Washington
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Community and Leadership Programme Committee (CLPC)

Co-Chairs

Carole Treston, United States
Local/Regional Co-Chair
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Phylesha Brown-Acton, New Zealand
International Co-Chair
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Members

Andrea Weddle, United States
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Andriy Klepikov, Ukraine
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Duane Morrisseau-Beck, Canada
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Ken Morrison, Mexico
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Marsha Jones, United States
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Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Thailand
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Rosemary Mburu, Kenya

Sophie Dilmitis, Zimbabwe
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Sudha Balakrishnan, UNICEF
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Tim Sladden, UNFPA
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Scientific Programme Committee

Co-Chairs

Annette Sohn, Thailand
International Co-Chair
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Beatriz Grinsztejn, Brazil
IAS Co-Chair
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Steffanie Strathdee, United States
Local/Regional Co-Chair
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Track A: Basic and translational research

Denise Hsu, Thailand
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Melanie Ott, United States
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Track B: Clinical research

François Venter, South Africa
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Roy Gulick, United States
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Track C: Epidemiology and prevention research

Andrew Grulich, Australia
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Jared Baeten, United States
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Track D: Social and behavioural research

Kenneth Ngure, Kenya
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Nabila El-Bassel, United States
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Track E: Implementation research, economics, systems and synergies with other health and development sectors

Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Vietnam
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Stefan Baral, Canada
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Track F: Political research, law, policy and human rights

Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, South Africa
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Eric Goosby, United States
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