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Hosting HIVR4P 2026

The IAS is welcoming letters of intent to host HIVR4P 2026, the 6th HIV Research for Prevention Conference

How to submit a letter of intent

For details on letter of intent requirements and submission, please download the official invitation to submit a letter of intent.


Key information

  • Asia and the Pacific Islands is the region that will host HIVR4P 2026. 

  • Ongoing HIV prevention research taking place in the destination country is a condition to host the conference.  

  • A detailed bid proposal and budget are required only from shortlisted cities. The IAS will not consider detailed bid proposals at this stage.  

  • The submission deadline for letters of intent is 14 June 2024.

Timeline of the bidding process

STEP 1: Letters of intent (LoI) to host the conference


  •    22 April 2024   
    Invitation to submit letters of intent
  •    14 June 
    Deadline for submission of letters of intent
  •    End of July 2024  
    The IAS Conference Committee will consider the applications and propose a shortlist of 3-4 destinations to the IAS Executive Board. 

STEP 2: Detailed proposals by shortlisted candidate cities


  •    15 August 2024   
    The IAS will send a detailed request for proposal to each shortlisted candidate with a deadline for submission of bids.
  •    15 November 2024   
    Deadline for submission of bids
  •    Q1 of 2025   

       Detailed technical analysis of bids
       Site visits
       The IAS Conference Committee will review and analyse the bids.  

  •    Q1 of 2025  
    The IAS Executive Board will confirm the successful host city.  

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