The world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS will be held in Mexico City in July 2019
19 February 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that Mexico City, Mexico, will host the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).
IAS 2019 will take place at the Centro Citibanamex on 21-24 July 2019. Held every two years, the IAS Conference on HIV Science is a unique forum for scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest research developments in HIV science and explore how to realistically apply and implement that knowledge to address the epidemic.
IAS 2019 is expected to gather more than 6,000 participants. This is the second time that the IAS has convened a conference in Mexico City; it also hosted the 17th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) there.
“We are excited to bring IAS 2019 to Mexico City,” Anton Pozniak, IAS President-Elect and IAS 2019 International Chair, said. “It was at AIDS 2008 in Mexico that the potential impact of ART on reducing HIV transmission was first being talked about and, perhaps more than any previous International AIDS Conference, it brought a renewed focus on the legal and human rights issues faced by vulnerable and most-at-risk populations.”
This will be the third time that the IAS Conference on HIV Science has been held in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. In 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted the conference, followed by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2005.
About the International AIDS Society: The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power. Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global response to HIV. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. For more information, visit www.iasociety.org.
About the IAS Conference on HIV Science: The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the largest open scientific conference on HIV- and AIDS-related issues. The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) takes place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 21-24 July 2019. More than 6,000 professionals from around the world are convening at IAS 2019 to examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research with a focus on moving science into practice and policy. IAS 2019 is organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS). For more information, visit www.ias2019.org.
About the International AIDS Conference: The International AIDS Conference is the largest gathering on HIV and AIDS in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The conference also serves as a focal point to intensify political and financial commitments to AIDS. The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23-27 July 2018, with the theme Breaking Barriers Building Bridges. For more information, visit www.aids2018.org.