They tend to possess a theme or a focus for each conference. The concentrate for the AIDS 2014 meeting will end up being on the Asia-Pacific region. This will be the first time the conference has been in Australia. The last time it was in Asia was in 2004 when it had been in Bangkok. The issues in Asia are very different to other parts of the world. There are 4.2 million people living with HIV in Asia. In lots of countries in Asia the epidemics are in risky groups, such as people who inject drugs; people who engage in sex work; MSM etc. Consequently, the problems in Asia are different from Africa, for example, where there is a generalised epidemic. The other benefits of hosting the conference in Melbourne will be the outstanding study and track record we have in HIV in Australia, that Melbourne can physcially host 25,000 conference delegates and that we have very open guidelines for people with HIV.This program is spearheaded by a trio of Game Plan coaches: Mike Golic, co-host of ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning and former NFL superstar who has type 2 diabetes; Farhad Zangeneh, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., a clinical endocrinologist; and Samantha Heller, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., a registered dietitian and workout physiologist with knowledge in diabetes. Each coach contributes exclusive experience and understanding to The Game Plan, available on BloodSugarBasics.com. When I was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I wasn’t sure how I would manage and adjust my lifestyle, but I thought about it in terms of football and started viewing my doctor as my coach.