Prize For Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children – BIANNUAL PRIZE


There is an urgent need to advance the scientific understanding of paediatric HIV and the psychosocial impact of the epidemic on children in order to enhance practices of prevention, treatment and care. With the aim of drawing the attention of the scientific community to children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, the IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS was first awarded in 2010 at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. 

The name of the prize has been changed in 2012 to IAS/Coalition for Children affected by AIDS Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS and in 2014 to Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children.

The US$2,000 prize is jointly offered by the IAS and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. One prize is awarded to an investigator whose abstract demonstrates excellence in research that is likely to lead to improved services for children affected by HIV and AIDS. 

To be eligible for the prize, abstracts submitted for AIDS conferences must meet the following criteria:

  • The abstract must have been accepted as an oral presentation, poster discussion or poster exhibition by the Scientific Programme Committee
  • Research must be related to the needs of children affected by HIV. Abstracts related only to adolescents (10 – 19 years of age) will not be considered. Research focusing on the integration of care and support is encouraged.
  • Research site must include low- or middle-income countries

ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THE PRIZE. 

In order to identify relevant abstracts for the prize, a tick box is available in the conference abstract text page with the question: Is the research presented specifically related to the needs of infants and children? Only those abstracts that have answered this question by ticking the box will be considered for the prize. 



Previous Prize Winners


2014 IAS/Coalition for Children affected by AIDS Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

Louise Kuhn, USA, for the abstract, “HIV antibody detection in children who started antiretroviral treatment in infancy”.


2012 IAS/Coalition for Children affected by AIDS Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

Gabriel Anabwani, Botswana, for the abstract, “The psychosocial impact of HIV on the siblings of infected children”. 


2010 IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

Priscilla Akwara, USA, for her abstract, “Who is the vulnerable child? Using survey data to identify children at risk in the era of HIV and AIDS”.