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International AIDS Society announces Kevin Osborne as its new Executive Director
NEWS - 19 June 2018

The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced the appointment of Kevin Osborne as its new Executive Director. “We are delighted to welcome Kevin as the new Executive Director of the IAS,” IAS President Linda-Gail Bekker said. “Kevin is a true connector who can bring together scientists, advocates, donors and policy makers. He has played a pivotal role in South Africa and on the global stage to advance access to treatment and prevention and better integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.”
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What do the SDGs mean to me?
BLOG - 18 May 2018

Jeffry Acaba is a Programme Officer for APCASO, an Asia-Pacific civil society network of community-based and non-governmental organizations on HIV, health, and social justice, with a focus on advocacy and community capacity development. He serves as a youth focal point for the organization, coordinating APCASO’s work with the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Young Key Populations, a coalition of UN, civil society, and partners working on HIV and young key populations in Asia and the Pacific.
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Accelerating the era of HIV vaccination
BLOG - 18 May 2018

Vaccines are modern miracles. Every year, vaccines save up to 3 million lives worldwide. The measles vaccine alone has saved more than 20 million lives since 2000. Smallpox, a disease that as recently as the 1960s was associated with a death toll comparable to HIV, has now been eradicated as a result of vaccination efforts. Immunization programmes are on the cusp of eliminating polio, and expanded use of the hepatitis B vaccine is contributing to reductions in the global burden of that disease as well.
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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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