22nd International AIDS Conference

July 23, 2018, 12:00 AM to July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM



Programme scientific highlights: New advances in HIV prevention

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The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will showcase important advances in HIV prevention science, including the latest research on vaccines and other future prevention tools; new lessons learned from the scale up of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other proven interventions; and innovative strategies for key populations, such as adolescents and young adults.

Scientific Highlights

Programme highlights with some of the latest scientific findings include:

  • The first long-term results from APPROACH, a Phase 1/2a HIV vaccine studyevaluating the safety and immunogenicity of multiple regimens
  • New research on the potential for broadly-neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to prevent transmission
  • Insights on how the menstrual cycle affects the risk of HIV acquisition 
  • Innovations in epidemiology, including the use of molecular surveillance to help guide HIV prevention strategies
  • An assessment of the likelihood of controlling the HIV epidemic among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030
  • New data on long-term HIV incidence trends in eastern and southern Africa.
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