19th International AIDS Conference
With new HIV infection rates and AIDS deaths dropping globally, the tone of this year's International AIDS Conference--held in Washington, DC--is optimistic. Many speakers echoed Secretary Clinton's continuing call for "an AIDS Free Generation," and the Secretary herself announced more than $150 million in additional funding to fight AIDS, with the goal of ending mother-to-child transmission by 2015.
Elton John, one of the key conference speakers on Monday, spoke about the need to overcome the stigma of AIDS, suggesting, "If you show compassion, no one will be afraid to seek treatment."
Above are videos from organizations participating in this year's AIDS conference, notably among them daily highlights from the conference organizer, a video about a moving exhibit featured at the conference called the Cradle Project, and a 30-year retrospective of the AIDS epidemic by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Daily Highlights from the conference can be seen on the IAS AIDS Conference Channel on YouTube.