November 6, 2015

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Each year we pause on 1 December to remember the many lives lost and damaged by HIV/AIDS and renew our commitment to a vaccine.

This World AIDS Day, IAVI and our many partners around the world engaged in events and activities that ranged from a panel discussion in New York City on ending AIDS in our lifetimes, to an “HIV screening camp” in Rustenburg, South Africa, to a candlelight tribute in Lusaka, Zambia, to a public-speaking competition for university students in Chennai, India.


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Five leaders in the fight against AIDS gathered for an engaging conversation about what it will take to defeat HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes, moderated by Mo Rocca, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. Panelists discussed the latest advances in prevention, the coming battles in advocacy, and the challenges that we can overcome by working together.

Panelists: Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Mark Feinberg President & CEO, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI); Charles King President & CEO, Housing Works, Co-Chair of Governor Cuomo’s New York State End-AIDS Task Force; Kelsey Louie, CEO, GMHC, Member, Governor Cuomo’s New York State End-AIDS Task Force; Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project