IAS President’s Award - BIANNUAL PRIZE


The IAS President’s Award aims to recognize the achievements of an individual who demonstrates a long history of leadership and excellence as pioneers or advocates at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS. The award highlights an individual’s contribution that results in increased knowledge, skills, creative solutions or evidence-based policies and programmes to enhance the global response to HIV. 

The IAS President’s Award is recognition award with no monetary value. The prize consists of a statue and a certificate setting forth the reasons for the award.

To be eligible for the award, the individual must meet the following criteria:


  • The individual must be nominated by two or more members of the IAS Governing Council from at least two regions
  • The nominee demonstrates a long history of leadership and excellence as a pioneer at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS
  • The nominee demonstrates contributions to fostering of dialogue and debate that results in increased knowledge, skills and creative solutions in the response to AIDS
  • The nominee demonstrates throughout their career that they act as a strong advocate for implementation of effective, evidence-based policies and programmes which enhance the global response to AIDS


2016 IAS President’s Award Winner

Dr. Anthony Fauci, USA, for his leadership at the forefront of the HIV response.



Previous Award Winners


2014 IAS President’s Award

Dr. Eric Goosby, USA, in recognition of his long-term commitment, leadership and experience working in the HIV filed at local, national and global levels.


2012 IAS President’s Award

Dr Michel Kazatchkine, France, for his impact on the epidemic and his contribution to expand access to antiretroviral treatment.


2010 IAS President’s Award

Dr Jack Whitescarver, USA, for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV and his pioneering work in the field.