12th INTEREST Conference

29 May – 1 June 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

The 12th INTEREST Conference (known as the ‘African CROI’) will take place from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.  The Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents. The conference will showcase cutting-edge knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and the prevention of the HIV-1 infection. Additionally, it will continue to foster building a community of African physicians and scientists to facilitate the implementation of local solutions for the management of patients living with HIV-1 infection and for the prevention of HIV transmission.  Continue reading “12th INTEREST Conference”

AIDS 2018 – 22nd International AIDS Conference

The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights – leaving behind lasting legacies in each host country.

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 23-27 July in 2018 under the theme – ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.’

Registration opens on 1 December 2017

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12th INTEREST Conference (29 May – 1 June 2018) – Abstract submission now open

The 12th INTEREST Conference (known as the ‘African CROI’) will take place from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.  The Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents. The conference will showcase cutting-edge knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and the prevention of the HIV-1 infection. Additionally, it will continue to foster building a community of African physicians and scientists to facilitate the implementation of local solutions for the management of patients living with HIV-1 infection and for the prevention of HIV transmission.

Abstracts are invited on the following topics: Continue reading “12th INTEREST Conference (29 May – 1 June 2018) – Abstract submission now open”

World AIDS Day 2017: Everybody counts

World AIDS Day is 1st December each year, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

In 2015, global leaders signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals, with the aim to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. The UHC framework now lies at the centre of all health programmes.

To complement the global World AIDS Day 2017 campaign which promotes the theme “Right to health”, the World Health Organization will highlight the need for all 36.7 million people living with HIV and those who are vulnerable and affected by the epidemic, to reach the goal of universal health coverage.

Under the slogan “Everybody counts”, Continue reading “World AIDS Day 2017: Everybody counts”

The IeDEA All-Africa Meeting – Kigali, Rwanda, November 5-6

IeDEA Central Africa led an all-Africa meeting to discuss how the IeDEA consortium could enhance “treat-all” implementation of universal HIV testing, treatment, retention, and virologic suppression across sub-Saharan Africa. Supported by an R13 from NIAID, the meeting brought together 200 participants to hear about Rwanda’s experience implementing universal HIV treatment, work on prioritizing research questions around the 90-90-90 cascade, develop strategies for how to integrate multi-disciplinary health services, and improve engagement with key populations. Overarching goals discussed included how to measure the impact of treat-all-related policy changes on HIV testing and treatment cascades, while exploring potential threats to long-term retention, including patients developing advanced HIV disease after returning to care following interruptions (“churn”). Continue reading “The IeDEA All-Africa Meeting – Kigali, Rwanda, November 5-6”

New Initiative: IeDEA Pediatric and Adolescent Methods and Modeling Project (IPM2)

The first meeting of the new IPM2 initiative was held in London on October 20-21.  The IeDEA Pediatric Working Group has been collaborating for a number of years with UNAIDS and WHO to inform global epidemic modeling and treatment policy for children.  With new supplemental funding from NICHD, we now have the resources for a dedicated pilot initiative to address critical data and methodological gaps that have been barriers to more accurate characterization of the global pediatric and adolescent HIV epidemics.   Continue reading “New Initiative: IeDEA Pediatric and Adolescent Methods and Modeling Project (IPM2)”