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More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS today, more than at any time in the history of the epidemic. While there have been great advances in the three decades since the first cases, AIDS remains a major issue in this country, taking a devastating toll that often remains hidden from broader view. The South as a region, and cities, including Washington, DC, have been particularly affected, as have certain communities, notably Black Americans, particularly women and gay and bisexual men. Washington Post Live, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and together with the Kaiser Family Foundation, is hosting AIDS in America: The Invisible Epidemic on Tuesday, July 24, a forum timed to coincide with the International AIDS Conference taking place in Washington, DC. Experts and activists from across the nation will explore such issues as why those most affected by HIV/AIDS still lack access to treatment, the ways in which stigma and discrimination continue to fuel the disease, and the role that the public and private sectors can play in combating it. The event will be web cast live on washingtonpostlive.com.