Adherence 2019 – Registration and abstract submission now open

Adherence 2019 will take place June 17-19, 2019, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL, USA. Sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), this annual series of conferences features the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, and current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of optimizing the continuum of HIV care and prevention. Adherence 2019 will also feature an implementation science track focused on closing gaps between evidence and routine practice for health in real-world settings.

For more information and registration/abstract submission please click here

Call for Research Fellowship Applications in Cape Town, South Africa

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) at the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), invites ambitious African research fellows to undertake adolescent research in an exciting flagship HIV research programme.

Apply here for a fully funded opportunity to contribute to adolescent HIV/TB research, in Cape Town, South Africa.

UCT CIDER made WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research

The Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research (CIDER) in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town has been made the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research. The Collaborating Centre is based on CIDER’s longstanding contributions to WHO policy through research and innovation, including in the areas of health information systems, epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, and analyses of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART).

This is a major accomplishment for the CIDER team, and the four-year term of the Collaborating Centre will see continued work with WHO to strengthen international policies in these areas.

Men aren’t being tested for HIV. How health services can plug the gap: Article in “The Conversation” by Dr Morna Cornell from IeDEA-SA

Men make up slightly less than half of the adults living with HIV across the world. Yet they account for nearly 60% of the AIDS related deaths.

This is one of the observations from the The Lancet Commission on HIV, which looked at the global response to the pandemic. According to the report, the key driver of this gender difference in health outcomes between men and women is that men use health care services less than women.

Read more and listen to the follow-up interview with POWER Zone

Matthew Fox, site investigator IeDEA-SA, joins International HIV/AIDS Journal Editorial Board

Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health and site investigator for the Themba Lethu Clinic in South Africa, joined the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society as a deputy editor in May 2018.