Standing united for International Day for Tolerance

Today marks the 20th annual International Day for Tolerance - a day that recognizes how important the rich variety of our world's cultures and people are to creating a strong, vibrant global community. In a week marred by violence in Beirut, Baghdad, Sana'a and Paris – and a year that has seen more people fleeing their homes to escape persecution than ever before in history – we call on all International AIDS Society (IAS) members to use today as a moment to reflect and share with your communi...
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5 things to know about HIV and the MDGs

Next week the 70th UN General Assembly will take place in New York. This year marks an important milestone as we transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new global agenda agreed upon by world leaders to address the major challenges facing our world today. Combatting HIV/AIDS and malaria was one of the core goals of the MDGs and because of that targeted focus we have made huge strides in tackling the epidemic. We must build on that m...
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Empowering adolescents with PrEP

  "PrEP provides an opportunity for empowering adolescents to take control of their sexual health." Niluka Perera is a youth advocate who spoke at a recent meeting at the IAS 2015 conference in Vancouver this past July. The meeting convened by UNICEF, brought together 58 scientists, researchers, government, community and development partners, and youth advocates to consider the clinical, ethical and operational issues associated with implementing oral PrEP among sexually active older...
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Letter from the executive director

Dear members and friends, This month marks my one-year anniversary as the Executive Director of the International AIDS Society, an organization I’m honoured to represent. In that time, under the guidance of our President and the Governing Council, the IAS has embarked on a process to fundamentally change how we contribute to the fight against HIV. These are changes that many organizations go through, but the shift at the IAS has been part of a deliberate effort to play a more active role in ...
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Interview with IAS President Chris Beyrer

Listen to IAS President Chris Beyrer’s interview on “What will it take to end the AIDS pandemic?”
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