Avac Event

AIDS 2018

The International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), a biennial gathering for those working in the field of HIV, including policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the epidemic, was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dispatches from Amsterdam

AVAC posted live updates from Amsterdam on Twitter and Facebook. We also offered more in-depth updates via our Advocates’ Network. Take a look:

Insight to Impact: Driving Demand Creation for HIV Prevention

This day-long pre-conference session at AIDS 2018 showcased world-class solutions to increase demand for HIV prevention options. Public health and communication experts led interactive talks and explored case studies of communication strategies.

Selected Posters and Presentations from AIDS 2018



Global Village Zones

Research Literacy Networking Zone and HIV Prevention Marketplace
AVAC, in partnership with AfNHi, EATG, NHVMAS, TAG, and Wits RHI, hosted the Research Literacy Networking Zone at AIDS 2018. The RLNZ brought together advocates, researchers, community educators and local community members to network and discuss ongoing and planned HIV prevention, cure, treatment and implementation research.

See the schedule of events!

At AIDS 2018, the RLNZ also partnered with the HIV Prevention Marketplace Zone, hosted by a number seasoned HIV prevention advocates from east and Southern Africa who are Alumni of or currently participants in AVAC’s HIV Prevention Advocacy Fellows program. This Marketplace Zone was a space where HIV prevention advocates, delegates and community members came together to network, strategize and have informal discussions on current and future HIV prevention strategies as well as rollout of new interventions.

HIV Prevention Roadmap

The International AIDS Conference included hundreds of sessions, side events, marches and meetings—many focused on HIV prevention research and implementation. We had an Excel version, sortable by focus, and a PDF version.

Pre-Conferences and Satellite Sessions

Below are details on select pre-conferences and satellites that AVAC and partners are participated in!