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FOR RELEASE Friday, 22 July 2016 11:00AM (SAST)   Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize; Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children; IAS TB/HIV Research Prize; Lange/van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigator Awards; and Special HIV Cure Prize Awarded at AIDS 2016   Durban, South Africa – the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), concluded today with the awarding of five prestigious scientific awards recognizing exceptional research presented at the conference. Th...
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Friday AIDS 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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Please see the press conference schedule for today, Friday, 22 July 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC).Third Party Press ConferencesIntroducing the Young Investigator AwardeesDate: Friday, 22 JulyTime: 10:00-10:45 (SAST)Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention CentreOrganizer: IFARA Remember to visit the online Media Kit regularly for the latest press conference updates and information.   
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Thursday AIDS 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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Please see the press conference schedule for today, Thursday, 21 July 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC).Third Party Press ConferencesIndia Endangering the Global AIDS Response: Constitutional Court Justice, Human Rights Activists, and Medical Groups Raise AlarmDate: Thursday, 21 JulyTime: 09:00-09:45 (SAST)Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention CentreOrganizer: Health Global Access Project (Health GAP) Health Systems T...
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 FOR RELEASE Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:00 SAST   New campaign celebrates providers who are #DoingTheRightThing   Durban, South Africa – The International AIDS Society (IAS) today launched a new campaign to celebrate doctors, nurses, and other frontline health workers who deliver quality integrated HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to key populations, often in the face of discriminatory laws, traditions, and belief systems. Supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Me and My...
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 FOR RELEASE Wednesday, 20 July 13:00PM SAST     Durban, South Africa – Researchers in developing countries with high burdens of HIV infection are developing promising new strategies to advance towards global HIV treatment targets, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa has heard. The UNAIDS fast track strategy seeks to ensure that 90% of HIV-positive people know their status, 90% are able to access antiretroviral treatment (ART), and 90% of those on treatment attain vir...
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What:Focus on JIAS special issue covering the critical need for partnerships with police to both impact HIV risk behaviour and professionalise the role of police in public health.Expert panel discussion on how researchers, donors, programme implementers, civil society, and law enforcement are reshaping their work to create more effective partnerships in the global HIV response.  When: Wednesday, 20 July, 14:00-14:45 (SAST)   Where:On-Site: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Dur...
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Wednesday AIDS 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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Please see the press conference schedule for today, Wednesday, 20 July 2016, at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC).  Official Press ConferencesScaling up HIV Treatment in the Developing World (PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE)Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/liveDate: Wednesday, 20 JulyTime: 13:00-13:45 (SAST)Location: Press Conference Room 2, Media Centre, Lower Level, Durban International Convention CentreOrganizer: Official AIDS 2016 Press ConferenceSpeakers: An...
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 FOR RELEASE Tuesday, 19 July 14:30PM SAST   Pivotal South African study builds on promise of the only HIV vaccine regimen to show efficacy to date; landmark antibody trial now in field; multiple new vaccine approaches being explored Durban, South Africa – Current and forthcoming studies of vaccines to prevent HIV infection have created a new optimism that the long and challenging road to the development of such a vaccine has begun to take some promising turns. Updates on the search for prevent...
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 FOR RELEASE Tuesday, 19 July 11:00AM SAST Durban, South Africa – Several studies presented today in an official press conference at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban provided new insights on the use of PrEP among a broad range of populations. One study provided new national estimates of PrEP use in the U.S. by geography and other demographics, another found the near elimination of HIV transmission risk among serodiscordant heterosexual couples using both PrEP and a...
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Tuesday AIDS 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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 Please see the press conference schedule for today, Tuesday, 19 July 2016, at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC). Opening Ceremony speeches are now available on the AIDS 2016 Media Kit. Photos from the Opening Ceremony are also available online at http://aids2016.smugmug.com/  and the video will be published later today and available to download at the Media Centre.  Official Press ConferencesHIV Cure ResearchLivesteam: https://www.youtube.com/user/iasaidsconference/liveDate: Tue...
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 FOR RELEASE Tuesday, 19 July 2016 08:00 SAST (Durban, SOUTH AFRICA) – Leaders in paediatric HIV research gathering at AIDS 2016 in Durban will honor the winners of the fourth and largest-ever round of IAS research grants, to be presented at the conference plenary session here on Wednesday, 20 July. The awards, which total US$1.2 million, are made through CIPHER, the IAS Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research, and will support innovative paediatric HIV research b...
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 FOR RELEASE Monday, 18 July 20:30PM SAST Actress Charlize Theron will present openly HIV-positive human rights advocate with the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award in the field of HIV at AIDS 2016 Opening Session   Human rights are personal to Martha Tholanah, an outspoken champion of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and for all people living with HIV. Following her early life experiences of violence at the hands of soldiers fighting the Zimbabwe War of Liberat...
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 FOR RELEASE Monday, 18 July 2016 13:30PM SAST   Durban, South Africa – In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, an...
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Third party press releases


Collaborative Canadian study on HIV, housing and health wins 2016 Robert Carr Research Award
27 July 2016

Ten organizations receive Red Ribbon Award for outstanding community leadership on AIDS
27 July 2016

Founding Patron, Prince Harry, and Sir Elton John speak out about empowering youth at the International AIDS Conference in Durban
21 July 2016

LetsStopAIDS Celebrates 10 Years of Youth-HIV programming in KwaZulu-Natal
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21 July 2016

India Endangering the Global AIDS Response: Constitutional Court Justice, Human Rights Activists, and Medical Groups Raise Alarm
21 July 2016


Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR Announce Inaugural LGBT Fund Recipients
20 July 2016


Fast-Track Cities Unveil 90-90-90 and HIV Care Continuum Data at AIDS 2016 Demonstrating Progress Towards Goal of Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat by 2030
20 July 2016


A Conversation with Amb. Birx & Minister Motsoaledi in Durban
20 July 2016


The Lancet: Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis
19 July 2016


The Lancet: Criminal justice reforms could reduce national HIV and tuberculosis burdens in sub-Saharan Africa
19 July 2016


Update on investigational prime boost HIV-1 vaccine regimen in development at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
19 July 2016


Johnson & Johnson press availability: HIV prevention efforts and update on global public health Africa operations
19 July 2016


Unprecedented Funding Drop Threatens Global AIDS Response Experts Warn of Significant Epidemiological Impact
19 July 2016


ONE issues warning to African leaders attending IAC: Step up fight against HIV and AIDS or risk millions of lives
18 July 2016


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invokes the memory of Madiba and calls for Universal Access to Medicines at International Aids Conference
18 July 2016


PEPFAR and DREAMS Partners Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge
18 July 2016


PEPFAR Welcomes the Return of the International HIV/AIDS Conference to Africa
18 July 2016


mothers2mothers Announces Reduction of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV to 2.1% among Programme Participants: Peer Mentor Approach Effective and Transferable Across Health Issues
18 July 2016


ARIA Study Shows Superior Efficacy of Triumeq® for Treatment-naïve Women Living with HIV
18 July 2016


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines
16 July 2016


EJAF Founder Elton John and Prince Harry to Host Special Session at 2016 International AIDS Conference
14 July 2016


Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry heads to Durban to talk at the International AIDS Conference
14 July 2016