AIDSImpact 2019: HSRC sends delegation

Poster from the AIDSImpact conference organisers

The HSRC is sending a delegation to the AIDSImpact conference once again this year. This is the 14th edition of the conference and it will be held in London, United Kingdom from 29-31 July 2019.

HSRC staff travelling to London for the event include Prof Leickness Simbayi, Prof Khangelani Zuma, Prof Heidi van Rooyen, Ms Bridgette Prince, Dr Allanise Cloete, Prof Alastair van Heerden, Dr Zaynab Essak, and Dr Tawanda Makusha.

The attached programme details all of our HSRC staff presenting at the upcoming AIDS Impact Conference.

AIDSImpact is an international behavioural and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, focusing both globally and on specific communities and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

AIDSImpact first convened in Amsterdam in 1991. Now, in 2019 the 14th AIDSImpact conference will be held in London, UK.

Each AIDSImpact meeting attracts delegates new to the field as well as a core group of loyal psychosocial and behavioral researchers, prevention workers, community members and policy makers from universities and institutes across all five continents who use the biannual meeting to present their studies, interventions and prevention schemes. AIDSImpact has evolved as one of the leading platforms for understanding, updating and debating the behavioral, psychosocial and community facets of HIV in light of changing social conditions and medical advances. In fact, a review of past AIDSImpact scientific programs reveals the evolution of the psychosocial and behavioral response to the HIV epidemic over the past 25 years.

The 2019 London conference will promote pioneering work on understanding the dynamics of a changing epidemic. A key focus will be consideration of new choices for HIV - for prevention, treatment, care and strategic planning.

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