The Washington D.C. Declaration recognizes the fact that we stand at a unique time in the history of the AIDS epidemic. Through new scientific advances and societal, political and human rights gains, it is possible to turn the tide against the AIDS and begin to end the epidemic in our lifetimes.

Drafted by a writing committee of international experts, the Washington D.C. Declaration was initiated in partnership with the International AIDS Society, the International AIDS Conference, and the University of California, San Francisco.



The International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over 16, 000 members from more than 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. Our members include researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic, as well as policy and programme planners. The IAS is custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference and lead organizer of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.

 The International AIDS Conference

AIDS 2012, the International AIDS Conference, provides a unique forum for the interaction of science, community and leadership, with the goal of sharing the latest research findings, best practices and lessons learned in order to strengthen the global response to the epidemic and advance HIV prevention, treatment, care, research and human rights. The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) will be held in Washington, D.C., from 22- 27 July 2010.

The University of California, San Francisco

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.