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AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference

Affiliated Independent Events

Affiliated Independent Events submissions are now open

Are you organizing an event you would like to affiliate with AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference? If so, apply now for Affiliated Independent Event status and benefit from your event being promoted to the large and diverse network of International Aids Society (IAS) Members and AIDS 2024 delegates!

Submissions close on 24 June

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Affiliated Independent Events, held by organizations or individuals external to the IAS, will take place around the activities of AIDS 2024. To qualify, events must address HIV- and AIDS-related topics, co-infections and/or issues faced by people living with and affected by HIV and/or organizations responding to the HIV pandemic. They may be population or issue specific, and they can take various shapes. These can be workshops, pre-meetings, forums, art exhibits or theatre. The IAS encourages event submitters to be creative when developing their events to address HIV and AIDS in new and original ways.

All Affiliated Independent Events will be published on the conference website and may be promoted on AIDS 2024 social media channels.

Your event must meet the following criteria to be recognized as an AIDS 2024 Affiliated Independent Event:

  • It must take place between 1 May and 15 August 2024.
  • It must take place outside the AIDS 2024 venue.
  • It must take place outside the official AIDS 2024 programme hours.
    These are: Monday, 22 July, to Friday, 26 July 2024, from 08:30 to 18:30 CEST.

Please note that the IAS is not responsible for the organization, funding or final content of any such event. The content and management of the event are the sole responsibility of the event organizers. There is no cost involved in applying for your event to be considered or approved as an Affiliated Independent Event.

For more details on the format or the application process, please refer to the terms and conditions for AIDS 2024 Affiliated Independent Events or contact the Affiliated Independent Events team at

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The following are AIDS 2024 Affiliated Independent Events:

International Workshop on HIV & Pediatrics 2024

Format: Hybrid
Location: H4 Hotel München Messe: Konrad-Zuse-Platz 14, 81829 München, Germany
Organizer: Virology Education​​​​​​​
When: 19 to 20 July 2024

Event details

In collaboration with leading experts in the field, Virology Education has established a highly focused international workshop on the prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV. The overall objective of the International Workshop on HIV & Pediatrics is to stimulate research that will advance prevention and treatment strategies for infants, children and adolescents.

The program will consist of invited lectures, abstract presentations, a debate and panel discussions. To provide an interactive workshop setting, much time is allocated to discussions. The audience will be able to ask questions both in person and virtually.

Although the entire program will be conducted live with interactive discussion and audience participation, it will also be available afterwards as enduring material for those interested. There will be no fee or subscription required. Virology Education anticipates this format to be particularly attractive to the busy practicing clinician and will update the content as new data are made available and new treatments approved.

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Format: In person
Location: Cotonou, Benin​​​​​​​
Organizer: Virology Education​​​​​​​
When: 14 to 17 May 2024

Event details

The INTEREST Conference focuses on issues of particular relevance for the African continent and offers young researchers the opportunity to present their data. The size of the conference and the atmosphere facilitates discussion and interaction between participants. Seventeen successful conferences have been convened since INTEREST’s inception: in Uganda (2007, 2022), Senegal (2008, 2013), Zambia (2009, 2014), Mozambique (2010, 2023), Tanzania (2011), Kenya (2012), Zimbabwe (2015), Cameroon (2016), Malawi (2017), Rwanda (2018), Ghana (2019), and two virtual (2020, 2021). The conference has been held annually, bringing together 500-700 global and regional experts in HIV research each year.

This 3.5-day scientific and educational conference consists of invited lectures, oral abstract presentations, a debate, skill-building sessions, panel discussions and sponsored symposia. To provide an interactive conference setting, much time is allocated to discussions. The meeting is abstract-driven and therefore offers an excellent platform for young investigators to present their research. To ensure the quality of accepted abstracts, all submitted abstracts go through a blind, peer-reviewed process conducted by members of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. 

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Health Promotion Among People living with HIV: Stigma is never an option, we are beautiful like an Art Piece

Format: In person
Location: Awrab Suite Hotel, Offa Kwara State, Nigeria​​​​​​​
Organizer: Rotary Club of Offa Cosmopolitan and The Farid Centre For People With Special Needs​​​​​​​
When: 1 May 2024 at 09:00 am

Event details

This event aims to create hope and support for people living with HIV by creating awareness and promoting a good healthcare system.

It is an opportunity to understand and celebrate the impact of artworks on the HIV and AIDS response and the ways art has helped develop good mental health conditions.

Activities include:

  • Health talk 
  • Health promotion
  • Medical outreach programme from medical personnel
  • Focusing on putting an end to stigmatization in the HIV and AIDS response, improving health and hygiene practices within the community
  • Fostering adherence to the highest standards of safety
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Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS

Format: Hybrid
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Munich Messe​​​​​​​
Organizer: CAAN – Communities, Alliances & Networks​​​​​​​
When: 19 to 21 July 2024 

Event details

Welcome to the 10th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS, a pivotal gathering set against the vibrant backdrop of Munich, Germany, from 19 to 21 July.

As we convene in this culturally rich city, we embark on a journey to illuminate Indigenous issues and celebrate the profound diversity of Indigenous Peoples. Our mission is to elevate the status of Indigenous Peoples as a priority population in the global response to HIV, HCV, tuberculosis and STIs, advocating for the essential allocation of targeted funding.

By seeing collectively, we aim to develop evidence-based, Indigenous-specific strategies that not only address but also empower and uplift our communities. This gathering beckons Indigenous health care advocates, Indigenous health departments, health advocates and Indigenous community members with lived experiences of HIV, AIDS, HCV, tuberculosis and STIs, alongside their allies.

We extend a special invitation to Indigenous youth, Elders, traditional practitioners and community members from across the globe as we unite in a collective commitment to advance Indigenous health and well-being on a global scale.

Please join us in Munich for an enriching and collaborative exploration of Indigenous perspectives within the realm of HIV and AIDS!

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Unite! Advocate! Thrive! Global Trans Conference

Format: In person
Location: Munich, Germany​​​​​​​
Organizer: Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)​​​​​​​
When: 20-21 July 2024

Event details

The Unite! Advocate! Thrive! Global Trans Conference is a two-day pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference that will take place in Munich, Germany, from 20 to 21 July.

A multi-year action plan will be developed revolving around three key areas: health, human rights and movement building. Collectively, these thematic areas will enable us to:

  • Identify advocacy priorities within the trans and gender-diverse community.
  • Strengthen the trans and gender-diverse community movement through mutual learning, relationship building and priority setting. This includes identifying the roles, needs and interdependencies among national, regional and global organizations and networks.
  • Offer a space to activists engaging in challenging and hostile contexts to re-energize and receive support.
  • Amplify the visibility of the strengths and gains of the international trans and gender-diverse movement.

The conference will include interactive and participatory spaces and more traditional panels and presentations. We aim to prioritize the participation of those with limited exposure to global conferences and spaces, including youth and Global South representation.

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Asia-Pacific AIDS & Co-Infections Conference (APACC) 2024

Format: Hybrid
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Organizer: Virology Education BV​​​​​​​
When: 27 to 29 June 2024

Event details

APACC provides a much-needed scientific platform that focuses on developments, issues and needs in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian researchers have the opportunity to present and discuss the latest developments and are offered opportunities for interaction, networking and building collaborations. Top experts integrate science and clinical practice through state-of-the-art lectures, clinical case discussions, roundtable discussions and debates to reach consensus on best practices and inform how treatment guidelines are implemented.
The program includes oral abstract and poster presentations, guided poster walks, lectures from invited speakers and interactive activities, such as debates, panel discussions and capacity-building sessions. The conference provides an informal setting that offers a platform for presentation and discussion of the latest developments in the field, encourages young investigators in the region to engage in the field of HIV, and stimulates new research activities and collaborations.

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Workshop - Thriving with HIV at 50 and beyond

Format: In person
Location: H4 Hotel - Konrad-Zuse-Platz 14, 81829 München, Germany (5 min walk from AIDS 2024 venue)
Organizer: IAS Industry Liaison Forum and WHO
When: Sunday, 21 July 2024

Event details

In 2022, around 9.46 million of the estimated 39 million people living with HIV were aged 50 and above. Although antiretroviral therapy has substantially enhanced life expectancy for people living with HIV, the quality of life of older populations of people living with HIV differs notably. Disparities are accentuated by various health determinants, such as geographic, psychosocial, economic and political factors. This highlights the imperative for tailored management strategies for both HIV and related co-morbidities. Additionally, it underscores the necessity for a comprehensive public health strategy that acknowledges and addresses these diverse needs in varying settings.

As part of its mission to promote and facilitate the full contribution of the biomedical industry to the global HIV response, the Industry Liaison Forum of IAS – the International AIDS Society – is organizing a workshop ahead of AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference, taking place in Munich, Germany, and virtually from 22 to 26 July 2024. The in-person workshop will bring together experts from various fields to share strategies and foster collaboration between industry and non-industry stakeholders.

By promoting open dialogue and knowledge exchange among industry and non-industry stakeholders, the workshop aims to identify and address age-specific challenges and pave the way for a more effective and tailored approach towards enhancing the well-being and quality of life of people over 50 living with HIV.

If you are interested in participating, please contact

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