The first ever multisectorial
conference on AIDS was held on December 12th 1998 at the Singapore
International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by AfA
and the CDC/TTSH the conference was opened by the Minister of
Health, Mr Yeo Cheow Tong, and attended by over 400 delegates.
The theme of the conference was “Facing the Challenge in Singapore”.
In all there were 4 plenary sessions and 29 seminar presentations.
The keynote speaker was Prof. Werasit Sittitrai, from the Joint
United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) who addressed the
topic “Safeguarding Young People for the Next Generation”.