Archive ID: 2012_86

XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Bertrand Audoin, Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS), talks about the two main obstacles as he sees it - convincing on financial investments in HIV/AIDS and working against stigma and discrimination. He talks about the role of the international conferences to mobilize the HIV/AIDS community and to convince donors and decision makers to take action, even in a time of economical crisis.

Background material

"I first met Bertrand Audoin at the IAS headquarter in Geneva in December 2011 after the film premiere at Harvard of "From Stigma to Hope". I have collaborated with IAS since it was founded in 1988 by Swedish AIDS expert Lars Olof Kallngs and San Fransisco AIDS doctor and expert Paul Volberding. A friend." - Staffan Hildebrand