International AIDS Society

AIDS 2012 Prizes and Awards

The IAS and its partners supported research prizes and awards linked to conference abstracts so as to recognize excellence and build capacity of promising researchers. In addition to the scientific prizes, two awards recognising the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals in response to the HIV epidemic were awarded in conjunction with AIDS 2012.

2012 IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award

Track A: Basic Sciences

Rik Schrijvers, Belgium, for the abstract, “Dissecting HIV-1 integration site selection using a human LEDGF/p75 knockout cell line”.

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Track B: Clinical Sciences

Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, USA, for the abstract, “HPV genotype attribution of anal neoplasia in HIV-positive MSM: estimating the preventable fraction and disease misclassification”.

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Track C: Epidemiology and Prevention Science

Renee Heffron, USA, for the abstract, “Association of injectable contraception and risk of HIV-1 acquisition in women in HIV-1 serodiscordant partnerships: persistence of effect in multiple sensitivity analyses”.

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Track D: Social Science, Human Rights and Political Science

Kathleen Deering, Canada, for the abstract, “Mapping spatial barriers and facilitators to HIV testing by work environments among sex workers in Vancouver, Canada”.

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Track E: Implementation Science, Health Systems and Economics

Caitlin A Matson, USA, for the abstract, “Integration of infant HIV testing at nine month immunisation visit in South Africa: a proposed model of service delivery”.

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Special HIV Cure Prize

Nitasha Kumar, Australia, for the abstract, “Myeloid dendritic cells and HIV latency in resting T cells”.

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Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize

Peter Mudiope, Uganda, for the abstract, “Partnership of HIV infected mothers (peers), community lay women/men (Sengas/Kojas) and village health teams (VHTs) with prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programs, increased male partner support for HIV infected women in one rural health centre and three urban hospitals in Uganda, July 2009 - July 2011”.

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IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

Jonathan Golub, USA, for the abstract, “The TB/HIV in Rio de Janeiro (THRio) study: a step-wedged cluster randomized trial measuring the impact of tuberculosis (TB) screening and isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) on incidence of TB and death”.

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IAS/Coalition for Children affected by AIDS Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

Gabriel Anabwani, Botswana, for the abstract, “The psychosocial impact of HIV on the siblings of infected children”.

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IAS Presidential Award

Michel Kazatchkine, France, for his impact on the epidemic and his contribution to expand access to antiretroviral treatment.

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IAS/amfAR Elizabeth Taylor Award

Arash and Kamiar Alaei, Iran, in recognition of their efforts to advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV.

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IAS/amfAR Elizabeth Taylor Award Winners, Arash and Kamiar Alaei, with prize presenter Sharon Stone ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -

IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award Winners presented by IAS President, Elly Katabira, and Jean-François Delfraissy ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -

IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award Winner on HIV Cure Research Nitasha Kumar with Sharon Lewin and prize presenters Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Jean-François Delfraissy ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -

Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize Award Winner Peter Mudiope, presented by incoming IAS President Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Mariangela Simao, Director of Rights, Gender and Community Mobilization Department of UNAIDS ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -

IAS/CCABA Prize Winner Gabriel Anabwani with IAS President, Elly Katabira, and Ameck G. Ayong, member of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -

IAS TB/HIV Research Prize Winner Jonathan Golub with IAS President, Elly Katabira ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -

IAS Presidential Award Winner Michel Kazatchkine with IAS President, Elly Katabira, and incoming IAS President, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi ©IAS/Ryan Rayburn -