Structure of the IAS Governing Council

Every two years, IAS members from each of five geographic regions are asked to nominate members to serve a term of four years, respectively, on the IAS Governing Council.

The next President and Treasurer are first elected amongst and by the members of the Governing Council. Elections are thereafter held electronically amongst members within each region to fill the vacant seats on the council.

The five regions are USA and Canada, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific Islands.

The IAS has been fortunate in attracting researchers and clinicians who are world leaders in HIV research, treatment and prevention to serve on our Governing Council.


2020 IAS Governing Council elections – Nominations are now closed

If you have been a member of the IAS for at least one year, you will be able to vote for candidates in your region between 16 April and 7 May 2020.

Read more about the election procedures

Find out more about the criteria for candidates

Governing Council

See the profiles of the current IAS Governing Council

View the affiliations and relationships of the IAS Governing Council members.

See the list of former IAS Governing Council Members


See the structure of the IAS secretariat