to the new IAS President
Tuesday, July 20th we had the honor of celebrating the new President of the IAS,
Professor Dr. Elly Katabira. Since he is also our Board member, we were happy
to cheer for him with a lunch reception at our booth.
two days Dr. Katabira had already been in our stand as a mannequin, and we had
made pictures of the many delegates who passed by and shook hands with the
President-elect. The wall full of
Polaroid pictures proves his popularity.
attendants at the lunch reception toasted to the first African IAS
President. We are proud to have him on
our Board and look forward to a close collaboration in the next year with him
and the IAS!
day was filled with highlights on early HIV infection, Violence against women,
and Improved treatment access in South Africa, which ended with a magnificent Human
Rights march. The rally of 5000 people through Vienna ended on the Heldenplatz
with speakers ranging from world leaders and activists to people affected with HIV/
AIDS to youth leaders. The two Michels (Kazatchkine from the Global Fund and
Sidibé from UNAIDS) introduced Singer Songrwriter Annie Lennox, who is also the
ambassador of UNAIDS and campaigns with her Sing project.