Plenary Address for Closing Ceremony XV International AIDS Conference: "Getting Ahead of the Epidemic", Bangkok, 16 July 2004, Speech by Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director
This conference happens in a fundamentally different context from all other conferences. I truly believe that, for the first time there is a real chance that we will get ahead of the epidemic. And this momentum has its roots in both the science and the activism of this last decade. Our challenge remains: how to raise action on both fronts to the level we need to achieve full success.