The Return to Durban: A Critical Moment in History

The world has made great strides since the International AIDS Conference was first held in Durban in 2000, when AIDS denialism was leading to limited access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs.
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New Accommodation Options

Rooms in hotels and B&Bs are available in different price categories for conference delegates and groups. Rooms will be sold on a first come, first served basis, therefore early booking is highly recommended.
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Justice Cameron on AIDS Denialism, the Rise of Democracy & More

As we make our way back to Durban after 16 years, we are fortunate to be joined again by Justice Edwin Cameron, described by Nelson Mandela as ‘one of South Africa’s new heroes’. Read more


Scientific Programme Highlights

The 21st International AIDS Conference will offer a best-in-class programme of over 500 conference activities and sessions driven by top science and research discoveries. Here is a first glimpse of some of the scientific highlights.
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The Big Questions to Drive Action Campaign

How do we foreground human rights? Chris Beyrer, IAS President and AIDS 2016 Co-Chair shares his answer.
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Apply for Your Visa

Many delegates will need to apply for a Visitor Visa which can take some time to process. Applications should be made before June 2016. Learn more


AIDS 2016 Webinar: What's New

This webinar provides a full overview of recent announcements, expanding access to the conference, an overview of the conference programme and more.
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Growing Up HIV-Positive: A Journey to Activism

An HIV diagnosis is difficult no matter how old you are, but for the 2.1 million adolescents who are living with HIV around the world, the news can be especially devastating. I know, because I am one of those young people.
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Pre-Conference Meetings Registration is Open

Registration for pre-conference meetings to be held within the main conference venue over the weekend of 16 and 17 July is open.
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