With a focus on rights, Austria to host bi-annual international AIDS conference

Over 25,000 delegates are expected to attend ‘AIDS 2010,’ the XVIII International AIDS Conference, which will take place between 18 and 23 July in Vienna, Austria.
The bi-annual conference brings together professionals working around the world in the field of AIDS prevention and treatment, people living with HIV, and health policy-makers. For the first time, this year’s theme – ‘Rights Here, Right Now’ – is bringing a human rights-based focus to the event.

The International AIDS Conference traditionally has a major public presence, drawing huge crowds with high-profile events.
This year, some 15,000 people are expected to gather on 20 July for a human rights march through the streets of Vienna. The march will conclude in the Heldenplatz historical plaza, where activists and leaders will address the crowd. Celebrated international musician Annie Lennox will give a special presentation and musical performance.

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