International AIDS Society

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High Level Speakers at AIDS 2014

President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and artist and activist Sir Bob Geldof were among the high-level speakers who joined thousands of the world's top AIDS researchers, community leaders, people living with HIV and policy-makers at AIDS 2014. Read more...

Conference Embargo Policy

In the case of AIDS 2014, as with most scientific/medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to delegates under a strict embargo policy. Read the embargo policy

Daily Highlights

Download the AIDS 2014 Daily Programme Highlights

AIDS 2014 Programme


The entire AIDS 2014 programme is available online through the online Programme-at-a-Glance (PAG) – so you can see who is presenting what, when.

You can view all conference sessions and speakers, abstract titles and presenters, programme activities and satellites. Links to abstracts, slide presentations, videos, rapporteur reports and e-posters will be added as they become available.

Online app

A faster and more streamlined mobile app is also available this year; the app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. By logging onto the App, you will be able to retrieve your itinerary made on the online version of the Programme-at-a-Glance.

Apple App Store Google Play Store

Photos and Videos

Online Photo Library

Free, high resolution photos for use by the media and others (with appropriate credit) are available on our online gallery.

YouTube Channel

Videos featuring conference highlights, interviews with key speakers and delegates as well as recorded sessions are available on the conference YouTube Channel.

Resources for Journalists

Media Guide

The AIDS 2014 Media Guide describes the onsite facilities that will be available to accredited journalists in Melbourne and includes practical information to help plan your coverage of the conference.

Background Information

Fact sheets and other background information, including programme highlights, are available here.


Partner Coverage

FHI 360

FHI 360 provided live coverage of digital content being shared on social media such as tweets, posts, digital and hashtag campaigns, op-eds, blogs and more during the conference.

AIDS 2014 Live Recap Archives​​
AIDS 2014 Live Social Blog
AIDS 2014 Live Hub
AIDS 2014 Live Video Interviews

AIDS 2014 TV

In partnershp with the broadcasting company WebsEdge, the conference provided an on-site AIDS 2014 TV channel featuring programme highlights and interviews.

News Reports by NAM

NAM offered news stories on major scientific presentations and hosted online discussion forums for HIV implementers. NAM also published a free daily news bulletin in English and translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

Scientific Analysis by CCO

Clinical Care Options' (CCO) is the official online provider
of scientific analysis for delegates and journalists including expert audio highlights, capsule summaries of important clinical data, downloadable slidesets, and more.

Conference Blog

The Daily Bulletin

News and information from each day of the conference is available through the Daily Bulletin


Closing Ceremony

Available Speeches
Prof. Sharon Lewin
Violet Banda
Eliot Ross Albers
Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Chris Beyrer
John Manwaring
Olive Shisana

Video Recording
Watch the recording of the closing ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Available Speeches
Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Prof. Sharon Lewin
Ayu Oktariani
Michel Sidibé
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
Lambert Grijns

Video Recording
Watch the recording of the opening ceremony

Online Gallery
Download the photos

Press Releases & News

25 July 2014
AIDS 2014 Ends with Calls for Uniting HIV, Global Health and Human Rights

24 July 2014
Fast-Tracking the Global HIV Reponse - Day 5 at AIDS 2014. Sir Bob Geldof Says the ‘Last Mile’ of the HIV Epidemic Must Be Funded

23 July 2014
Breaking Religious Taboos, the Injustices of HIV and Tackling Stigma and Discrimination - Day 4 at AIDS 2014. Bill Clinton Addresses the Delegates

22 July 2014
Decriminialisation, Prevention, Human Rights – Day 3 of AIDS 2014 Sir Richard Branson, Global Drug Commissioner, joins the debate

21 July 2014
HIV Cure, HIV Co-Infection and HIV Laws Feature on Day 2 of AIDS 2014

20 July 2014 - Opening
Tributes paid to lost colleagues aboard flight MH 17 at the Opening Session of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia

19 July 2014
Malaysian FLight MH 17

The International AIDS Society (IAS) Mourns the Loss of Friends and Colleagues Aboard Flight MH 17

Previous statements available here

Partner Statements
Malaysian FLight MH 17

Loss of our beloved colleagues
Aids Fonds

UNAIDS in shock over tragic loss of life

WHO Statement on Mr Glenn Thomas, WHO Media Officer who died in the MH17 plane

IN MEMORIAM - Lucie Van Mens
The Female Health Company

IN MEMORIAM - Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren

Previous statements available here

More press releases, news and third party press releases

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