Sex workers advocated for their rights. Photo: ©International AIDS Society/Abhi Indrarajan
Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, in conversation with actress Charlize Theron in a session called “What a Girl Wants.” Photo: ©International AIDS Society/Rogan Ward
A quilt displayed at the conference tackles misconceptions about and stigma around HIV/AIDS.
Activists at a march by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Photo: ©International AIDS Society
Banner by LetsStopAIDS, a Canadian-based organization that inspires youth to take action.
IWHC President Françoise Girard spoke about the rights of adolescent girls and young women, who are disproportionately affected by HIV.
Participants shared their messages on HIV prevention and treatments, and hopes for the movement.
South Africa’s Justice Edwin Cameron (right) embraces his godson, Sello Andy Morobi, after delivering the Jonathan Mann memorial address. “In the sad history of this epidemic, the triumphs of AIDS activists, on five continents, are a light-point of joy,” Cameron said. Photo: ©International AIDS Society/Abhi Indrarajan
August 8, 2016
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