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Dr Brenda Crabtree announced as the Local Scientific Chair of IAS 2019
NEWS - 15 May 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced that Dr Brenda Crabtree is the Local Scientific Chair of the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), taking place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-24 July 2019. Dr Crabtree is a staff physician in the Infectious Diseases Department at the National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition, Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ) in Mexico City and Assistant Professor of the HIV programme at National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM).
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Patients versus patents
BLOG - 26 April 2018

Leena Menghaney is a coordinator of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign in India and an IAS Member. She began her work on access to HIV treatment with the Lawyers Collective, an India-based human rights organization, as part of its legal aid unit assisting people living with HIV. She was one of the organizers of a 2005 campaign to ensure that India's new patent law included public health safeguards to limit the impact of patents on access to affordable medicines. This is Leena’s story...
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Access to medicine: The test of our common humanity
BLOG - 26 April 2018

Perhaps the greatest achievement of the HIV response has been its success in bringing antiretroviral therapy to 20.9 million people (as of June 2017). This historic accomplishment, which in 2016 alone averted 1.2 million deaths, was made possible by actions that led to a 99% decline in the cost of first-line regimens. As a result of these actions, the right to treatment access is broadly recognized.
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IAS and AVAC announce new partnership to support high-quality reporting on HIV and AIDS
NEWS - 24 April 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is proud to announce collaboration with AVAC on a new initiativeto support HIV journalism worldwide. The IAS/AVAC Journalist Fellowships will premiere at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22-27 July 2018.
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Remembering David Cooper
STATEMENT - 19 March 2018

It is with incredible sadness that the International AIDS Society (IAS) has learned of the sudden passing of our Past President, Professor David Cooper (1994-1998). He passed away on 18 March 2018, surrounded by his family at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 68 after a short illness.
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International AIDS Society announces Dr Annette Sohn as new JIAS Editor-in-Chief
NEWS - 15 March 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today that Dr Annette Sohn is a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). Dr Sohn is a Vice President of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research and the Director of amfAR’s TREAT (Therapeutics Research, Education and AIDS Training) Asia programme in Bangkok, Thailand.
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San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020
NEWS - 13 March 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). This is 30 years after the event was held there at the height of the epidemic in the United States.
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New Co-Chairs of the Towards an HIV Cure initiative announced
PRESS RELEASE - 1 March 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced the appointments of Professor Sharon Lewin and Dr Mark Dybul as the new Co-Chairs of the Towards an HIV Cure Advisory Board.
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Mexico City to host IAS 2019
NEWS - 19 February 2018

The world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS will be held in Mexico City in July 2019. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that Mexico City, Mexico, will host the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).
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The female factor
BLOG - 9 February 2018

Although women remain under-represented in many science fields, the history of HIV cannot be truly told without focusing on the critical contributions of women.
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Women in science
BLOG - 9 February 2018

The proportion of female scientists has increased across the world since the 1990s. However, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. We asked five women at different stages of their career paths and from various countries and backgrounds to share their experiences and insights into being a female scientist. These are their stories...
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Executive transition in 2018
NEWS - 19 January 2018

It is with a great sense of accomplishment and an equal measure of sadness that I have decided to step down as Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS) after the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in July. My work here has been challenging, exciting, and with your partnership, deeply rewarding.
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Remembering Mathilde Krim
STATEMENT - 17 January 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the passing of Mathilde Krim, founding chair of amfAR, and a giant in the history of the HIV response. She was 91. Dr Krim, a cancer researcher trained at the University of Geneva, was living in New York City when the epidemic was first recognized in the early 1980s.
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