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Scientific Programme Highlights

Scientific Programme Highlights

The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) 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:  HIV vaccine & functional cure: Continuing momentumCutting-edge research on gene-editing to help eradicate HIVNovel discoveries on latently infected HIV cells, including how frequently cells are reactivated and how long they surviveNew approaches to r...
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Growing up HIV-positive: A Journey to Activism

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. When I was 10 years old, I found a letter my mother had written that I was never supposed to see. In it, she explained that she was living with HIV along with my father, my younger sister, and me. I was shocked, but also relieved to finally have an explanation for why my fami...
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Fearless and open together

Fearless and open together

When you arrive at an International AIDS Conference (IAC) or International AIDS Society Conference (IAS), there is always someone to greet you, swipe your badge, provide you with directions, hand you your delegate bag, and generally be your go-to resource at the conference. These people are the ones who volunteer their time to ensure the success of each conference. This year, as we gear up to open the call for volunteers for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) on 1 April, we are ...
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Justice Cameron on AIDS denialism, the rise of democracy & more

Justice Cameron on AIDS denialism, the rise of democracy & more

“I am not a medical expert. I am not a scientist or a doctor. But if we are to give people with HIV and AIDS greater involvement in this epidemic, then we must all have a voice.” - Justice Edwin Cameron In July 2000, Durban hosted the 13th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2000). It was the first AIDS conference in a developing country, more importantly in a country and on a continent with some of the highest HIV prevalence rates anywhere. The conference provoked historic change, launching a...
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