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.
"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