22nd International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018

AIDS 2018 Digital Toolkit

This toolkit provides an overview of key AIDS 2018 communications materials for individuals and organizations participating with the conference.


  • The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 23-27 July 2018. The pre-conference will take place immediately prior on 21 and 22 July.

  • The International AIDS Conference is held every two years and is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world.

  • Gathering more than 15,000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers and advocates, it is a unique forum that intersects science, advocacy and human rights.

  • The theme of AIDS 2018 is Breaking Barriers Building Bridges, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.

  • AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responses that are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities -- including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people -- and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.

How to get involved:

  • AIDS 2018 Live - Tune in to #AIDS2018Live to watch interviews with leading HIV researchers, activists and community leaders.

  • Live streaming - Watch live streams of AIDS 2018 special sessions, plenaries, and the closing and opening sessions.

  • Official conference photos - View and download the official conference photos on SmugMug.

  • Session recordings - All sessions will be recorded and available on YouTube within 24 hours after concluding.

  • Daily delegate emails - Sign-up to receive daily conference updates, news and highlights.

  • Mobile app - Download the official AIDS 2018 mobile app on iPhone or Android.

Social media channels

Official hashtag:



AIDS 2018 is proud to host AIDS 2018 Live, a series of #AIDS2018 Facebook Live interviews featuring insights from some of the biggest names in HIV. Throughout the week of the conference, AIDS 2018 Live will be your all-access pass to some of the key research, policy and community-focused issues shaping the conference. Tune in to the live broadcasts on the International AIDS Conference Facebook page.

Submit your questions on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag

View the #AIDS2018Live programme

Digital assets

All digital assets are available for download on the AIDS 2018 Google Drive.

Download AIDS 2018 assets

Sample social media

Excited to be joining over 15,000 people at the 22nd International @AIDS_conference in #Amsterdam! Follow the hashtag #AIDS2018 to catch all the action from the world's largest gathering on #HIV and AIDS www.aids2018.org
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What can you expect from #AIDS2018 this year? Watch the conference Co-Chairs @LindaGailBekker and @dr_PeterReiss discuss what's in store at the world's largest conference on #HIV and AIDS in #Amsterdam this July https://youtu.be/Dl-r5XU5b6k
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#AIDS2018Live will feature insights from world leading #HIV researchers, policy makers and community activists at the 22nd International @AIDS_conference in Amsterdam. Tune in for a series of live video interviews taking place at #AIDS2018! www.aids2018.org/live
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The special session and presentation line-up for #AIDS2018 has been announced! Featuring @CharlizeAfrica, @DDMabuza, @ConchitaWurst, @NIAIDNews' Anthony S Fauci, @MTVShuga, @RepBarbaraLee and more. View the line-up and join us in Amsterdam http://ow.ly/6xyD30kXWLO
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We're joining over 15,000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers and advocates in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the 22nd International @AIDS_conference. Take part in the #AIDS2018 movement and register today! www.aids2018.org
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Want a head-start on activities and events taking place before and during #AIDS2018 in #Amsterdam this July? Check out the new AIDS 2018 Community Corner for the latest community-led events, calls to action, news and other resources http://ow.ly/LriS30kgz3b
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We must address the needs of key populations and push back against stigma and violence. Join the #AIDS2018 movement www.aids2018.org
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"If we don't move forward then we are sliding back." - @LindaGailBekker. Join the #AIDS2018 movement www.aids2018.org
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Offical press programme

The official AIDS 2018 press conference programme is available here. All official press conferences will be live streamed via www.aids2018.org/Media-Centre#pc.

View the press programme

Conference programme highlights

Take a look at the the key programme highlights for for AIDS 2018. Click the event name for more information.

Saturday, 21 July:

Sunday, 22 July:

Monday, 23 July:

Teusday, 24 July:

Wednesday, 25 July:

Thursday, 26 July:

Friday, 27 July:


Please contact the IAS communications team with questions or inquiries at media[at]aids2018[dot]org and direct your message to the person you wish to connect with.

  • Third party press conference questions: Philip Clapham philip.clapham[at]iasociety[dot]org

  • Media Centre questions: Hilary Keno Hilary.Keno[at]unlimitedgroup[dot]com

  • Media registration questions: Sarah Darweesh Sarah.Darweesh[at]edelman[dot]com

  • Photo requests/questions: Mona Dolan mona.dolan[at]iasociety[dot]org

  • Video/recording questions: Joe Entwistle joe.entwistle[at]iasociety[dot]org

  • Digital/social media questions: Patrick Grossmann patrick.grossmann[at]iasociety[dot]org

  • All other communications questions: AIDS 2018 Media media[at]aids2018[dot]org