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


Programme scientific highlights: New advances in HIV prevention

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The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will showcase important advances in HIV prevention science, including the latest research on vaccines and other future prevention tools; new lessons learned from the scale up of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other proven interventions; and innovative strategies for key populations, such as adolescents and young adults.

Scientific Highlights

Programme highlights with some of the latest scientific findings include:

  • The first long-term results from APPROACH, a Phase 1/2a HIV vaccine study evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of multiple regimens
  • New research on the potential for broadly-neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to prevent transmission
  • Insights on how the menstrual cycle affects the risk of HIV acquisition
  • Innovations in epidemiology, including the use of molecular surveillance to help guide HIV prevention strategies
  • An assessment of the likelihood of controlling the HIV epidemic among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030
  • New data on long-term HIV incidence trends in eastern and southern Africa.



Back to basics: Sex rights and education
by Reina Buijs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands 



Differentiated models of prevention
by Nduku Kilonzo, Kenya National AIDS Control Council 



The newest science in the search for a cure and vaccine
by Brad Jones, George Washington University 



The epidemiology and vulnerability of missing and indigenous populations
by Stefan Baral, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 



Understanding adolescent neurocognitive development in the context of HIV treatment, prevention and care
by Anne-Lise Goddings, University College London


Sessions and meetings

  • Insight to impact: Driving demand creation for HIV prevention pre-conference
  • Diversities in delivery: PrEP from home to clinic session
  • I want your sex: Sexual health in the PrEP era session
  • Time for a youthquake in HIV prevention and treatment session.
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