The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) commenced on Monday 22 July 2018, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and will be concluded by 27 July 2018.
The conference, which will be a milestone event for WHO for a range of reasons, will be graced by the WHO Director General, Dr Tedros and other key officials of the WHO.
According to the statement announcing the conference, Tedros will be joined by other senior WHO leaders in attending the key sub-group discussions of the conference and engage with HIV community and partners.
WHO will host over 20 satellites, workshops or other events and will release several new publications, including on the use of dolutegravir in HIV treatment, HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV drug resistance, toxicity monitoring, key populations and HIV strategic information.
WHO sessions will highlight integrating HIV into universal health coverage, the importance of reaching key populations and addressing the rising HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Keynote speakers for the conference include: Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO; Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe; and Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Deputy Director-General for Programmes.