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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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20 June 2017 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today that Dr Kenneth Mayer is a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).
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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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Published in Nature Medicine, the IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016 Is a Roadmap for Researchers, Donors, and Stakeholders Working to Achieve HIV Cure or Remission
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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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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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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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IAS announces plenary line-up for 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) 13 February 2015 (Geneva, Switzerland)—The International AIDS Society today announced the 12 plenary presentations that will lead the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) held in Vancouver, Canada from 19-22 July 2015. This year’s conference, hosted in partnership with the University of British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, is expec...
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12 December 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland) – Today, The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 23-27 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. “The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programmes in combination with a rob...
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The IAS welcomes Janssen to CIPHER program

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Collaboration to support advances in pediatric HIV treatment and care in low-resource settings 11 December 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland) - As part of its continued commitment to ending pediatric HIV globally, the International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced a new collaboration with Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson in the IAS Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) program. In support of CIPHER, Janssen is providing a grant to ac...
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