In this video, Diane Havlir, MD, the chief of the UCSF Division of AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) discusses the Washington D.C. Declaration, which is the official declaration of the XIX International AIDS Conference.
The Declaration was announced earlier this week by the IAS. In anticipation of that, I shot this video last week, asking Dr. Havlir to explain what it is and why it is being advanced now, on the eve of AIDS 2012.
Here she talks about the “why” of the declaration. This was an opportunity to do tremendous good, she said. The second video can be viewed here
A number of advances in HIV prevention and treatment and a promising advance in the quest for the cure have matured to the point that we now have the possibility to usher in an AIDS-free generation.