The International AIDS Society (IAS) said on Tuesday Melbourne in Australia will host a major conference on HIV and AIDS in 2014.
Up to 25,000 delegates will discuss progress made in battling the epidemic and future policy plans at the 20th International AIDS Conference, the largest forum on AIDS-related science.
The summit held every two years is organised by the Geneva-based IAS, an association of HIV professionals, and will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in July 2014.
The 2012 gathering will be held in Washington.
The number of people living with HIV currently stands at about 34 million, according to the latest UN figures.
In 2010, 1.8 million deaths were linked to AIDS, down from a peak of 2.2 million last seen in 2006.