President Barack Obama will address participants of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) through a brief video message, according to a White House statement. While the president will not attend in person, senior administration officials participating in the conference include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Grant Colfax, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci. The president's video will be available later on whitehouse.gov.

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