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International AIDS Society announces newly elected Governing Council members

27 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced six newly elected and two re-elected members of the IAS Governing Council. “The people who have been elected to the IAS Governing Council truly embody a diverse skillset and representation of backgrounds,” IAS President Anton Pozniak said. “We look forward to working with this broadly experienced and highly skilled decision-making body. Their skills, perspective and expertise can help create an in...
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IAS CIPHER Grants support innovative research to reverse the growing adolescent HIV epidemic

Sunday, 22 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – The International AIDS Society’s (IAS’s) Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) will present the 2018 CIPHER Grants to four outstanding early-career investigators working to reverse the high impact of HIV among youth in resource-limited settings. The CIPHER Grant Programme will provide a total of US$600,000 to support innovative research studies to reduce the impact of HIV among young people. “Youth re...
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International AIDS Society announces Kevin Osborne as its new Executive Director

19 June 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland) 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 int...
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New Co-Chairs of the Towards an HIV Cure initiative announced

1 March 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland) – 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. The outgoing Co-Chairs are long-time leaders in HIV research, Jack Whitescarver and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. Lewin is an IAS Governing Council member, Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Austr...
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Prospects for developing a cure or sustained remission for HIV take centre stage at AIDS 2016

HIV Cure Research Advances and the New IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016 will headline the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban (Durban, SOUTH AFRICA) -- Sixteen years ago, the historic 13th International AIDS Conference inspired a new paradigm for HIV treatment access that helped change the trajectory of the global AIDS epidemic. This year, as 18,000 scientists, policymakers, advocates and people living with HIV return to Durban, South Africa, AIDS 20...
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Breakthrough agreement to accelerate HIV cure research achieved

Common Material Transfer Agreement will accelerate the search for a cure 20 January 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland)– The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced the finalisation of a Common Material Transfer Agreement (cMTA) for the donation and use of antiretroviral drugs for preclinical studies in HIV cure research. This major achievement is the result of more than a year of negotiation with leading pharmaceutical companies. “This agreement will greatly accelerate the transfer of drugs...
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International AIDS Society to organize global TB conference on the eve of AIDS 2016

Two-day meeting will bring greater attention to the science of TB and its implementation 22 October 2015 (Barcelona, Spain) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that it will host “TB2016”, a two-day conference dedicated to highlighting new TB science and its importance for the future of global health. The conference will take place 16-17 July, 2016 in Durban, South Africa, immediately preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). The meeting is a unique partnershi...
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Partnership promotes young researchers to find new areas of HIV science

19 July 2015 (Vancouver, Canada) - The International AIDS Society (IAS) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced open application for the fifth round of the $3.6 million research grant programme Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR). CNIHR is jointly sponsored by the NIH, the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) and the IAS. Since 2010, the CNIHR Grant Programme has awarded more than US$16.1 million to fund 44 highly innovative research projects in t...
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