AIDS 2018 – Tuesday, 24 July


Source: AIDS 2018 via 

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday, the half-way point of AIDS 2018!  Here’s a rundown of what’s happening today, and a recap of yesterday’s conference highlights.

08.45 CEST:

  • Today’s conference plenary programme focuses on “Building bridges from scientific innovation to implementation” and features Brad Jones (US) on “The newest science in the search for a cure and vaccine,” Pedro Cahn (Argentina) on “ART 2018 – Moving into the integrase era,” and Nduku Kilonzo (Kenya) on “Differentiated models of prevention.”

11.00 CEST:

13.00 CEST

14.30 CEST:

  • The symposium session, “Coinfections: Old and new”, addresses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and emerging threats in infectious diseases.
  • Oral abstract sessions taking place include “Killers or helpers: The double life of T cells”, “ART in infants and children” and “PrEP: Work in progress”.
  • The “NIH grantsmanship strategies and peer review workshop” addresses strategies to identify NIH funding opportunities, establish strong research collaborations and survive the application peer review process.
  • The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) publishes the “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law”, an evidence-based consensus that clearly and systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission.

16.30 CEST:

Remember that the Global Village is open every day to help you recharge and reconnect with vital community responses to the epidemic. Along with the ongoing exhibitions, performances and workshops that fill the village each day, today’s programme includes “Not your rescue project: Films from the sex worker rights movement”, the Positive flame bearers’ tour and choir, “The artiVIHst is present: Performance-art for non-violent protest” and much more.

AIDS 2018 Live! Facebook series
11.15 CEST: Shuga not shame: MTV Shuga, HIV stigma and youth
12.15 CESTData grind: Safety and security of key populations
16:00 CEST#HIVIsNotACrime: Reaching consensus to drive action


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