AHF IAC Press Conf. ‘20x20’—20 Million on AIDS Treatment by 2020

AIDS advocates discuss ambitious new global AIDS treatment goal and campaign during AIDS2014—the 20th International AIDS Conference

PRESS CONFERENCE—Melbourne: Monday, July 21st 4:00pm, IAC Media Centre

SATELLITE SESSION—Melbourne: Monday, July 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm IAC Room 109-110

MELBOURNE, Australia--()--As part of a groundbreaking global effort to scale up the number of people on lifesaving AIDS treatment worldwide, representatives from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and other civil society organizations will convene a press conference in the Media Centre at ‘AIDS2014’—the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne—on Monday, July 21st at 4:00pm local time (16:00) to discuss successes and challenges in fighting the global pandemic. The press conference will set the stage for an IAC Satellite Session that evening titled, ‘20X20: Testing, Linkage, Retention and Funding—20 Million on Treatment by 2020,’ from 6:30pm-8:30pm (Room 109-110) of the ambitious new advocacy initiative, “20 by 20.” The goal of ‘20x20’ is to ensure that 20 million people worldwide are on lifesaving antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS by the year 2020.

 
What:

PRESS CONFERENCE exploring the ’20 x 20’ AIDS Treatment Campaign—20 million in treatment globally by 2020

 
When: Monday, July 21st—4:00 pm – 4:45pm (16:00-16:45)
 
Where:

IAC Media Centre, Press Conference Room 2, Convention Centre

FOLLOWED BY:

20X20 SATELLITE SESSION—Monday, July 21st 6:30pm-8:30pm IAC Room 109-110
 
Who:

-- Dr. Penninah Iutung Amor, AHF Africa Bureau Chief

-- Dr. Wu Hao, Beijing Youan Hospital Director

-- Peter Reis, Senior Vice President, AHF (who will serve as the 20X20 satellite moderator)

-- Terri Ford, Chief of Global Advocacy & Policy for AHF

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SATELLITE SESSION ONLY

-- Dr. Gottfried Hirschnall, World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Department Head

-- Ade Fakoya, Global Fund Senior Advisor on HIV

-- Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership

-- Dr. Badara Samb, UNAIDS Chief of Special Initiatives

 

About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 315,000 individuals in 34 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Additional information is available at www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @AIDSHealthcare

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles
Ged Kenslea
Communications Director
+1.323.308.1833 [work]
+1.323.791.5526 [cell]
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles
Terri Ford
Chief of Global Advocacy & Policy
+1.213.399.1001 [cell]
+1.323.308.1820 [work]
terrif@aidshealth.org
or
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Loretta Wong
Chief of Global Partnerships & Advocacy
Hong Kong mobile +852.9063.6084
US mobile +1.323.420.3535
Loretta.wong@aidshealth.org

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AHF IAC Melbourne Press Conf. ‘20x20’—20 Million on AIDS Treatment by 2020--Advocates discuss ambitious new global AIDS treatment campaign at AIDS2014—the 20th Int'l AIDS Conf.

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Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles
Ged Kenslea
Communications Director
+1.323.308.1833 [work]
+1.323.791.5526 [cell]
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles
Terri Ford
Chief of Global Advocacy & Policy
+1.213.399.1001 [cell]
+1.323.308.1820 [work]
terrif@aidshealth.org
or
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Loretta Wong
Chief of Global Partnerships & Advocacy
Hong Kong mobile +852.9063.6084
US mobile +1.323.420.3535
Loretta.wong@aidshealth.org