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. 

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

  • Antiretroviral treatment and HIV care; Comorbidities
    • Basic science
    • Epidemiology
    • HIV prevention
    • Stigma and discrimination
    • Community/civil society engagement
    • Health system strengthening
    • Laboratory monitoring/diagnostics
    • Implementation science, cost-effectiveness, and modelling
    • Paediatrics and PMTCT
    • Economics, financing, policy, regulatory and ethical issues
    • Key Populations: prevention and treatment challenges
    • Co-infections including hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, and (re)emerging pathogens
    • Sociobehavioural research
    • New PrEP technologies and PrEP rollout
    • Structural determinants including interpersonal violence
    • Women and HIV

Abstract submission:

Opens:  1 December 2017

Closes:  9 March 2018

Register here