22nd International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018

Special sessions and presentations

We are pleased to announce the special session line-up for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). Browse some of the featured presentations below. For more details, view the full online programme.


Tuesday, 24 July, 13:00 CET

#PassTheMic: Meaningful youth participation in the fight against HIV

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Quinn Tivey
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

With youth participants from Amsterdam Youth Force, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, the International AIDS Society, Avert, Teenergizer and Youth Against AIDS

Wednesday, 25 July, 13:00 CET

Durable control of HIV infection in the absence of antiretroviral therapy: Opportunities and obstacles

Anthony S Fauci
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases US National Institutes of Health


Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture: Data to drive equity

Ambassador Deborah Birx
US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)


Thursday, 26 July, 13:00 CET

The legacy of Prudence Mabele: Championing gender justice and health equity

David Mabuza
Deputy President of South Africa

Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela
World Health Organization

Patrick Gaspard
Open Society Foundations

Mercy Ngulube
Children’s HIV Association

Friday, 27 July, 13:00 CET

Seizing the moment for TB: Current challenges in TB care and in TB and HIV integration

Carol Nawina Kachenga
Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS & Malaria

Paul Farmer
Partners In Health

Eric Goosby
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

Blessina Kumar
Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA)


Monday, 23 July, 20:00 CET

Opening ceremony keynote address: How to face stigma & discrimination



Tuesday, 24 July, 08:30 CET

Opening address

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project


Friday, 27 July, 10:15 CET

Special presentation: MTV Shuga

Georgia Arnold
MTV Staying Alive Foundation

Stephanie Sandows
MTV Shuga

Given Stuurman
MTV Shuga

Friday, 27 July, 12:30 CET

Keynote address

President Bill Clinton
Founder of the Clinton Foundation & 42nd President of the United States


Friday, 27 July, 14:00 CET

Welcome to San Francisco and Oakland for AIDS 2020: A tale of two cities

Barbara Lee
US Congresswoman for the 13th District of California, Founder & Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus