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San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

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The world’s largest HIV conference returns 30 years later to where the AIDS epidemic first emerged in the US. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). This is 30 years after the event was held there at the height of the epidemic in the United States.
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Mexico City to host IAS 2019

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The world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS will be held in Mexico City in July 2019. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that Mexico City, Mexico, will host the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).
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Executive transition in 2018

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It is with a great sense of accomplishment and an equal measure of sadness that I have decided to step down as Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS) after the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in July.  My work here has been challenging, exciting, and with your partnership, deeply rewarding. It is remarkable to think what we have accomplished together since 2014: Revitalization of the IAS as a voice of our members, a partner and a trusted leader in the HIV re...
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Hoboken, NJ —July 13, 2017 — John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International AIDS Society (IAS) to publish their fully open access journal, Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).
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We are delighted to announce Dr Kenneth Mayer as a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).
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The International AIDS Society’s Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) and the World Health Organization are coordinating a shared global research agenda on HIV services for children and adolescents. Despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV epidemic, much work remains to be done to comprehensively address gaps in HIV testing, treatment, care and support for children and adolescents. With increased competing priorities, funding for such resear...
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We are delighted to welcome Carlo Oliveras to the International AIDS Society (IAS) as the new Programme Coordinator for the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC) hosted by CIPHER. The ATC collaborates with networks of people living with HIV, HIV treatment organizations, youth organizations – including young people living with HIV – researchers, clinicians and global health agencies to fill urgent gaps in addressing the treatment and care needs of adolescents living with HIV. Previously, ...
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2016 IAS Governing Council elections results

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 IAS Governing Council Elections. We would like to thank the members for your commitment and engagement in the elections. A total of 1,675 votes were received, which means that 22.1% of all members eligible to vote participated in the elections. The following IAS members were elected – using the Single Transferable Vote electoral system – and will serve on the IAS Governing Council for the next four years.   ...
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The IAS thanks Dr. Jack Whitescarver

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is grateful to Dr. Jack Whitescarver for his lifetime of dedication in the fight against HIV and AIDS and his more than twenty years as a member of the IAS. Dr. Whitescarver has announced that he will step down as Director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States as of 1 July 2015. He has held the position since 2000. During his NIH tenure, Dr. Whitescarver launched visionary domestic and international re...
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An international commission of medical experts is calling for global drug decriminalisation, arguing that current policies lead to violence, deaths and the spread of disease, harming health and human rights.
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