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IAS statement on the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a ban on travel to the United States

The International AIDS Society (IAS) condemns the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a ban on travel to the United States by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. As the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with more than 11,000 members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response, we know that this discriminatory policy prevents our members, including people living with HIV, from ensuring the free, unencumbered sharing ...
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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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Dr Brenda Crabtree announced as the Local Scientific Chair of IAS 2019

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  • 5/1/2018 4:21:00 PM
Español | Portugués 15 May 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland) – 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 Na...
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IAS and AVAC announce new partnership to support high-quality reporting on HIV and AIDS

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  • 4/20/2018 12:13:00 PM
24 April 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) is proud to announce collaboration with AVAC on a new initiative to 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. Through a competitive application process, the fellowship initiative will select a group of early- and mid-career journalists from the AIDS 2018 media sch...
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Remembering David Cooper

“The story of HIV is a modern medical miracle. From despair and tragedy, we have moved into an era of chronic treatable illness, in just 30 years.” - David Cooper 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. The world has lost one ...
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San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

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  • 3/2/2018 3:58:00 PM
The world’s largest HIV conference returns 30 years later to where the AIDS epidemic first emerged in the US. 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

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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Mexico City to host IAS 2019

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  • 2/19/2018 10:41:00 AM
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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Executive transition in 2018

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  • 1/18/2018 12:08:00 PM
It is with a great sense of accomplishment and an equal measure of sadness that I have decided to step down as Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS) after the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in July.  My work here has been challenging, exciting, and with your partnership, deeply rewarding. It is remarkable to think what we have accomplished together since 2014: Revitalization of the IAS as a voice of our members, a partner and a trusted leader in the HIV re...
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