Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday announced tens of millions of dollars in new funding for battling HIV-AIDS, saying the U.S. stands behind the goal of an AIDS-free generation. That includes eliminating mother to child transmission by 2015. Secretary Clinton spoke at the International AIDS Conference, which returned to Washington, DC after 25 years.
The AIDS 2012 Conference takes place from July 22-27 in Washington, D.C., and aims to bring together people working on the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the United States and abroad to share tactics and tools.
Anthony Fauci, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Phill Wilson, of the The Black AIDS Institute; and Sheila Tlou, from UNAIDS, also addressed the audience at the session.