Avac Event


Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

The HIV Research for Prevention (R4P) conference is the first global conference to cover all forms of biomedical HIV prevention, including AIDS vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, treatment as prevention and other approaches. 

The conference concluded on Friday, October 31 but session webcasts and conference reports are available below as are links to slides and the recording of AVAC’s post-R4P webinar—The State of the HIV Prevention Union: The Road from R4P.

AVAC’s Daily Snapshot 

Each day, AVAC offered up a selective, whirlwind tour through the day’s sessions—check them out below:


The conference has made all of the oral presentations, including the opening and closing sessions, available as webcasts. Download them here.

Blog and Social Media

WhatsUpHIV is a live blog set up to report developments from HIV R4P. Over 50 entries were published from advocates, community journalists and researchers.

Visit the social media archive of the conference on Twitter and Facebook via #HIVR4P.

Media Clips

Ken Mayer has a great summary of the conference in the Lancet.

Download a comprehensive 107-page document of media clippings.

The CBC has dispatches from the conference including news about RV144 and next steps, the growing responsibility of African countries in fighting HIV/AIDS and the advantages of a microbicide gel and vaginal ring for women in preventing HIV

Channel Africa interviewed Sharon Hillier, Jim Kublin and Mitchell Warren.

South Africa’s Mail & Guardian published a supplement on the R4P conference.

Conference Posters

All conference posters are available here. AVAC posters from R4P are available to download below.