Senator Wiener’s Statement on International AIDS Conference

July 6, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the International AIDS Conference, largely taking place virtually this year but based in San Francisco. The Conference was last held in San Francisco in 1990.

“San Francisco has been a leader in the global response to HIV/AIDS, and we are proud to host the International AIDS Conference – virtually – this year. Though we have made much progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as the Conference gets underway, we must remember that there is still so much work to be done. People are still getting infected and dying, especially in communities of color and in low-income communities. Access to PrEP is still way too limited. President Trump continues to try to kick millions off healthcare, harming LGBTQ people and people of color.

“The International AIDS Conference serves as an important reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we need to go. Even though it has gone virtual this year, we in San Francisco are proud to ‘host’ the conference, and will continue leading in the global fight to end HIV/AIDS.”