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HIVR4P 2024, the 5th HIV Research for Prevention Conference

Conference embargo policy

All research presented at HIVR4P 2024, the 5th HIV Research for Prevention Conference, is embargoed

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The policy specifies that while authors may publish the fact that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the conference programme, they may NOT share data from the abstract in any form (print, broadcast or online publication, media release or conference presentation) before its official release at HIVR4P 2024.

There may be some cases when organizations are legally or ethically required to report study outcomes before the conference embargo lifts (for example, when a clinical trial is stopped). In these cases, any public communications that address results may not disclose any data outcomes beyond saying that a trial has been concluded due to positive or negative outcomes. All public communications must also note that full details will be presented at HIVR4P 2024. Please notify before publicly communicating any such information. 

As is the case with most scientific and medical conferences, HIVR4P 2024 abstracts are released to delegates and media representatives under a strict embargo policy. The embargo policy for different types of abstracts is detailed below. All conference delegates, presenters and media agree to respect this policy.

The exact embargo release date for all abstracts, including oral abstracts, e-posters, late breakers and posters in the exhibition, will be announced by July 2024.

Embargo breaks by presenters

A conference committee will review any potential cases of embargo breaks by presenters. Embargo breaks by presenters may result in the removal of the abstract in question from the conference programme. This includes publication of the abstract data in a journal or public outlet before presentation at the conference. 

Please direct any questions or concerns about the conference embargo policy for presenters to the HIVR4P 2024 Abstracts team at

Embargo breaks by media

Journalists who receive embargoed information related to studies to be presented at HIVR4P 2024 agree not to publish that information before the conference media embargo is lifted, regardless of the source or format of the information (including slides, press releases, abstracts or interviews). Violation of the embargo policy by a journalist will lead to one or more of the following measures: 

  • Suspension of the journalist’s conference credentials 
  • Removal of the journalist’s name from the IAS media distribution list for two years 
  • Refusal to award media credentials for upcoming IAS conferences  

Please direct any questions or concerns about the conference media embargo policy to the HIVR4P 2024 Media team at


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