The International AIDS Society has announced the 2022 International AIDS Conference will take place in-person in Montreal.
The conference, which will also feature virtual events, is scheduled to take place from July 29 through Aug. 2, 2022. Pre-conference meetings are slated to begin on July 27, 2022.
“AIDS 2022, the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS, will convene leading scientists, policymakers and grassroots activists,” reads the International AIDS Society’s announcement.
Canadian Health Minister Patty Hadju is one of the conference’s co-chairs.
“We know that there is still a long way to go in the fight against HIV and AIDS,” said Hadju in an International AIDS Society press release. “In 2022, Canada will proudly host AIDS 2022 so that we can further our commitments to ending the HIV and AIDS global epidemic.”
“We remain committed to our 95-95-95 targets, moving towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and to reducing stigma and discrimination,” added Hadju. “By bringing together domestic and international partners, we can redouble our collective efforts to improve the health of all our citizens and finish the fight against HIV and AIDS.”
The 2020 International AIDS Conference was to have taken place in San Francisco and Oakland, California, but it took place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2012 International AIDS Conference took place in Washington, D.C.
This article originally appeared in the Washington Blade and is made available in partnership with the National LGBT Media Association.