Tools for Journalists Covering the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna
July 15, 2010
Every two years, the International AIDS Conference brings together more than 20,000 participants – including researchers, health professionals, policymakers, civil society, and people living with HIV – to review progress in the global fight against the AIDS pandemic.
Several thousand reporters from around the world also convene – this year in Vienna – to cover new developments coming out of the conference.
For those journalists in attendance and those covering events from afar, the Foundation has prepared a Journalist Toolkit
for reporting on efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS.
Dr. Laura Guay, the Foundation’s Vice President of Research, also conducted a journalist training today sponsored by the National Press Foundation
, teaching reporters about some of the most misunderstood issues concerning HIV and children. The full presentation is available below and on the NPF site
Journalists covering the conference can contact the Foundation’s media team
to arrange interviews with Dr. Guay and other senior leadership and staff.
The Foundation is sponsoring a number of sessions and workshops
at AIDS 2010, including those dealing with maternal and child health, the new WHO recommendations for preventing mother-to-child transmission, male participation in PMTCT programs, and infant feeding and HIV.
Journalists at the conference can also visit the Foundation’s booth at E-417 to meet our staff and learn more about our work
to create a generation free of HIV.
Download audio of Dr. Laura Guay's presentation: HIV in Children: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission
Robert Yule is the Foundation’s Media Manager, based in Washington, D.C., but reporting from Vienna for AIDS 2010.