Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker began a two-year term as president of the International AIDS Society.
Much has changed since the global HIV community convened at the previous International AIDS Conference in Durban in 2016.
HIV remains a global challenge. Between 36.7 million and 38.8 million people live with the disease worldwide. And more than 35 million have died of AIDS related causes since the start of the epidemic in the mid-1980s.