IWHOD Webinar Series – keeping the IWHOD spirit alive


26th April 2021     15:00 hrs – 16:00 hrs (BST)

How HIV has helped us respond to COVID: voices from the frontline

Simon Collins (HIV i-base, London) will be interviewing HIV experts taking a lead in the COVID-19 response:

Prof Karine Lacombe (Clinician at St Antoine Hospital, Paris)
Prof Andrew Boulle (Public Health specialist at University of Cape Town, Cape Town)
Prof Miguel Hernan (Methodologist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston)
Prof Roger Kouyos (Modeller at University Hospital, Zurich)
Prof Julia Del Amo (Policymaker at Ministry of Health and Social Policy, Madrid)  
For more information and to register, please visit the IWHOD Website

CROI 2021 – Abstract and scholarship submission to open soon!

The abstract and scholarship submission for CROI 2021 will open this week with a submission deadline of December 1, 2020.

CROI 2021 will take place virtually from March 6 to 10, 2021.

All abstracts presenting new research in HIV infection and other emerging viral infections such as hepatitis C virus or COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 are eligible for submission. The Scientific Program Committee and external reviewers select submissions on the basis of their medical and scientific significance, timeliness, quality of data and methodology. For more information visit the CROI 2021 website.

2021 Swiss Epidemiology Winter School

The program for the 2021 Swiss Epidemiology Winter School 2021 is out!  The details can be found on their website and will be added gradually.

It is currently assumed that the Winter School 2021 will take place.  Should this not be possible due to official measures to prevent Covid-19, it is possible to cancel the event.

The registration opens on 31 August at noon.

AREF is recruiting Peer Reviewers

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is currently recruiting active scientists with about 5 to 10 years postdoctoral research experience relevant to Africa’s human health challenges to the AREF College of Experts.

The primary role of College members is to advise AREF on the quality of applications for funding and to provide constructive feedback for the applicants.

They are especially keen to recruit African researchers from Africa, working in the sub-region or overseas, who have a demonstrable track record of research, including in project leadership, researcher supervision, mentorship and international collaboration. Commitment to bringing on a new generation of potential research leaders in Africa is essential.

For more information and to apply please visit their website.

JIAS Special Issue: Men & HIV

The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) has launched its new Supplement entitled “Men & HIV: insights from sub-Saharan Africa”, which can be accessed here

There is growing recognition that engaging men will be key to reaching the 95-95-95 UNAIDS targets for HIV. In 2017, UNAIDS released the report “Blind Spot: Reaching out to men and boys” acknowledging that men are disproportionately less likely than women to know their HIV status, less likely to access and adhere to HIV treatment and more likely to die as a result of AIDS-related illnesses. If we are to reach the goal of no new HIV transmissions by 2030, improved engagement of men across the HIV care cascade is critical.