Theme San Francisco

The 23rd International AIDS Conference was set to be held in San Francisco and Oakland in 6-10 July 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be virtual this year. With this theme, the Face of AIDS Archive pays tribute to the conference, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, and the achievements made in the HIV response. Watch documentaries and interviews from the 1980s to the present, hear the voices of activists, patients, researchers and hospital staff.

Selections from previous AIDS conferences

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XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Interview with Fatma Hacioglu from Turkey and David Jason Wessenaar from South Africa, two advocates for youth sexual and reproductive rights. They talk about sexuality education in their home countries.
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XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Interview with the Canadian rapper Eternia who works with the 411 Initiative for Change. She tells about how she got involved in HIV/AIDS activism and the messages which she conveys through her music.
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XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Short interview about the conference with delegate Leslie Monroy.
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XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Interview with the French Virologist, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008 for discovering HIV as the cause of AIDS. Here she talks about the possibility of ending AIDS.