21ST INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE

Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa

AIDS 2016 aims to assess where the world is in the response to HIV, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learned and collectively chart a course forward. The AIDS 2016 programme will present new scientific knowledge and will offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types—from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions—will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite symposia, the exhibition and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking. The programme and further information on the conference can be accessed at www.AIDS2016.org.

Press releases and web stories on the conference and side events will be updated as available at www.unaids.org.

Media accreditation

Media accreditation is closed, but media passes will be available for individual press conferences from the media centre, located on the lower level of the conference centre.

Media contacts

International AIDS Society Mandy Sugrue | Tel: +41 79 539 08 83 | mandy.sugrue@iasociety.org

UNAIDS Sophie Barton-Knott | +41 79 514 6896 | bartonknotts@unaids.org

Webcasting

Live coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and Instagram. Digital hub is at www.crowd360.org/aids2016.

Multimedia—videos will be posted on the AIDS 2016 YouTube channel within 24–48 hours of the session.

Photo galleries—a selection of photos from different events can be seen athttp://www.unaids.org/en/resources/multimediacentre/photos/AIDS2016 and on http://aids2016.org.

Video—materials will be available on the UNAIDS YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/UNAIDS.

Social media—the main hashtag for the conference is #AIDS2016. UNAIDS suggested social media materials can be found at http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/AIDS2016/socialmedia.

Web site—stories on different events can be accessed at www.unaids.org

UNAIDS Communications Focal Point Alasdair Reid | +41 79 594 1923 | reida@unaids.org

Media interviews Sophie Barton-Knott | +41 22 791 1697 / +41 79 514 6896 | bartonknotts@unaids.org

OPENING CEREMONY

Monday, 18 July