JIAS – special edition: call for papers

The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) has opened a call for papers for a new special issue on “Data-driven HIV prevention: the HIV prevention cascade and beyond” to be published in conjunction with the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020).

Deadline for submission is July 15 and papers could include:

  • Empirical papers reporting studies that collect, validate, analyse and/or use data to identify population HIV prevention needs, monitor prevention delivery, or evaluate programmatic approaches
  • Papers that use data to operationalise “prevention cascade” frameworks or assess the strengths and limitations of alternative approaches to data driven HIV prevention
  • Systematic reviews in relevant areas
  • Cost-effectiveness studies on data-driven HIV prevention approaches or reports on the current state of financing for data-driven HIV prevention
  • Modelling studies that extend current approaches to provide improved strategic information to guide HIV prevention programming
  • Descriptions and evaluations of data systems that provide decision makers with relevant information to inform HIV prevention decisions
  • Policy analyses in relation to data-driven HIV prevention

To find out more about this upcoming special issue and how you can submit your article, please click here

IAS 2019 – Registration “Men & HIV forum” and call for abstracts

Registration for the “Men & HIV Forum” is now open. The forum will be held on July 20 in Mexico City prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).

For more information visit the  Men & HIV Forum and to register visit the IAS Website

There is also a call for abstracts proposing research articles for a supplement of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), titled “Men & HIV”, to be published in July 2020 in conjunction with the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). More information can be found here

3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence – Abstract Submission now open

The 3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence will take place on October 2-4 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Researchers, healthcare professionals and programmers from all over the world are invited to submit their abstracts on the following topics:

  • Intervention and Service Delivery approaches (from community to facility, across the entire HIV cascade)
  • Scaling up interventions: improving the quality and sustainability of programs (including the use of programmatic data and implementation science)
  • Youth leadership, engagement and advocacy (including youth-led and youth serving organizations and initiatives)
  • Biomedical interventions and clinical management (across the entire HIV cascade including prevention strategies and treatment options)
  • Communications and behavior change: interpersonal to mass media (including the role of Mhealth and new technologies)
  • Mental health and psychosocial support (including understanding needs and interventions to support)
  • Structural and systematic barriers (understanding the barriers and how to address them)

Abstract submission deadline is June 28 2019.

For more information visit the website or submit your abstract here

IWHOD 2019

IWHOD 2019 was held in Athens from 28th – 30th March.

We thank our regional investigators for supporting a successful workshop and IeDEA pre-meetings:

NIAID Conference: Statistical
Challenges and Opportunities in HIV/AIDS Research in the Era of
Getting-to-Zero HIV Infections

This workshop has taken place in the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia on 23rd March 2019. IeDEA-EA co-PI Constantin Yiannoutsos participated in the Panel Discussion.

The workshop brought together statisticians and HIV/AIDS topic matter experts and was organized as a pre-conference workshop, to occur in affiliation with Eastern North America Region (ENAR) 2019 for which it is anticipated that many statisticians working in HIV-AIDS would be attending in order to build interest and attendance in this workshop.

IeDEA-related speaker abstracts and biographies:

“Nonparametric and semiparametric inference for the cascade of HIV care under incomplete death ascertainment” by Giorgos Bakoyannis, Ph.D.

“Errors in multiple variables in HIV cohort and electronic health record data: statistical challenges and opportunities” by Bryan Shepherd, Ph.D.

For more information visit the conference website and check out the agenda

SA AIDS Conference Durban – June 11-14 2019

The 9th SA AIDS Conference will be held at the Durban ICC from June 11 – 14 2019.

This is a biannual conference hosted by Dira Sengwe and organised by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) who also serve as the Conference Secretariat for the Conference Committee Structures.

This conference is the second largest HIV conference in the world, attended by over 3,000 people, 25% of which are from countries other than South Africa.



IeDEA Consortium publishes journal supplement on research priorities for achieving universal HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

Nearly all countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have adopted national polices for universal HIV treatment, regardless of CD4 cell count or clinical stage. Evidence to date from SSA suggests that, once linked to care, timely ART initiation with retention and viral suppression is the norm. However, ART initiation in SSA usually occurs late in the course of infection, driving up mortality and new infection rates. With 10.3 million people untreated and a projected 1.2M new infections per year in SSA, the universal treatment era presents strategic opportunities for health systems to substantially reduce AIDS-related mortality and HIV incidence. This special issue of the Journal of Virus Eradication, with contributing authors from the African regions of the IeDEA consortium and the World Health Organization (WHO), contains an editorial and eight articles focused on issues critical to ensuring the success and impact of universal treatment implementation in SSA.

For the complete edition and all articles click here