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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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IAS statement for the thematic segment on “Zero discrimination in health care settings”
STATEMENT - 11 December 2017

Across the world, for a variety of cultural, social, political and religious reasons, accessing HIV prevention, care and treatment services is still not as simple as it could and should be. This is particularly true for key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – who in 2017 still face formidable challenges to access quality healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health and HIV services.
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When HIV is criminalized
BLOG - 8 December 2017

Rosemary Namubiru is a 67-year-old nurse living with HIV. She is a mother, grandmother and IAS Member. She was wrongfully accused of intentionally exposing a child to HIV while administering an injection in January 2014. The child did not acquire HIV. However, the accusations created a media firestorm, and she was arrested live on television.
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