2009: At a landmark conference on Capitol Hill

At a landmark conference on Capitol Hill, amfAR issues a Call to Action urging the federal government to overhaul its approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment delivery, and research.

The U.S. House of Representatives lifts the 20-year ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs.

Sen. Edward M Kennedy (D-MA), who championed AIDS-related legislation that touched millions of lives, dies.

The U.S. ends travel ban on HIV-positive visitors and immigrants. The ban had been in place since 1987.