International AIDS Society


Education, networking and the promotion of best practice are essential to enhancing the response to HIV/AIDS. Through the platforms of the IAS conferences we provide opportunities to identify gaps, share experience, and increase knowledge and expertise of professionals working in HIV/ AIDS.

The IAS is the custodian of the International AIDS Conference, the largest regular conference on any health or development issue. These prestigious conferences provide a unique forum for the interaction of science, community and leadership, and strengthen an evidence-based policy and programmatic response to the epidemic. The conferences also provide an opportunity to intensify political and financial commitments to AIDS, and include the largest international conference scholarship programme in HIV/AIDS.

The IAS also organizes the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. This conference focuses on the biomedical aspects of HIV/AIDS. It brings together individuals and organizations from around the world to address current issues in HIV basic, clinical and prevention science.

Upcoming conferences:

New Civil Society Partner for AIDS 2016 and AIDS 2018

On behalf of the International AIDS Conference permanent partners, the International AIDS Society (IAS) would like to welcome the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) to be the new civil society partner for the next two International AIDS Conferences: AIDS 2016 and AIDS 2018. MSMGF will replace the existing partner, Sidaction, who has held the position for AIDS 2012 and AIDS 2014. Other civil society partners for AIDS 2016 are the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+), International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO).

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Partners Announcement for AIDS 2016 in Durban, South AFrica

On behalf of the International AIDS Conference permanent partners, the International AIDS Society (IAS) would like to welcome three African and three South African organizations to the conference partners of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) which will take place in Durban, South Africa in July 2016.

  • Community – The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)
  • Leadership – Enda Santé
  • Science – Reseau Africain des Praticiens Assurant la Prise en Charge Médicale des Personnes Vivant avec le VIH/SIDA (African Network of Practitioners for HIV/AIDS)
South Africa
  • Community – South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
  • Leadership – National Department of Health
  • Science –Medical Research Council



IAS 2015

AIDS 2016