Progress is being made in the planning of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to be held in Washington, DC, in July 2012, according to a statement by the International AIDS Society (IAS), which hosts the event. IAS opened an office in the nation's capital to better coordinate AIDS 2012 locally. The group also unveiled the conference logo. AIDS 2012 will be the first IAS conference held in the United States since 1990. More than 20,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries are expected.

To read IAS statement, click here.