2012 AIDS Conference set for D.C.

The International AIDS Society will hold its annual conference in Washington, D.C. in 2012.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Monday that the U.S. would play host to the conference, on the heels of President Barack Obama's decision to lift a travel ban for individuals afflicted by HIV or AIDS.

"Today, I am pleased to announce that with the repeal of the ban, the International AIDS Society will hold the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.," Clinton said during an appearance alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address the Obama administration's efforts on HIV/AIDS.

"So as we look to 2012, we have to continue to seek a global solution to this global problem," Clinton said.

World AIDS Day is marked tomorrow, December 1st, to remember the deadly disease's victims and ongoing impact.

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