19th International AIDS ConferenceArchived

22 Jul 2012 - 27 Jul 2012
Washington DC, USA
International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Conference gathered those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. The AIDS 2012 programme presented new scientific knowledge and offered opportunities for dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV.

Sessions focused on the latest issues in HIV science, policy and practice and seeked to share key research findings, lessons learned, best practices, as well as identify gaps in knowledge. The conference featured abstract-driven sessions, a daily plenary session, a variety of symposia sessions, professional development workshops, and independently organised satellite meetings.

ECDC at AIDS2012



Time Event
22 July 2012, 12:30-16:00 (invitation only event)Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Washington Responses to HIV and Migration in Western Industrialised Countries: Current Challenges, Promising Practices, Future Directions ECDC and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Organization for Migration present this satellite session.

25 July 201216:30-18:00 (Session Room 4)

HIV Responses in the Context of Migration

This session will highlight different responses to migration-related HIV challenges in four regions:sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe as well as North America and Western Europe. The presenterswill review how government agencies, civil society and other partners have addressed the specific HIVvulnerabilities of different types of migrants, including irregular cross-border migrants, temporary migrantworkers, immigrants and victims of trafficking. The session will identify the key components that makeresponses successful and effective for the benefit of migrants and host communities alike.