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IAS2017

8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, Paris, July 23-26

The focus of this conference was on biomedical prevention, particularly progress on implementation science for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Headlines

Eastern and southern Africa (ESA) has seen a marked decline in HIV incidence in the past five years, attributed to scaled-up comprehensive national responses, including combination prevention and treatment. Swaziland is the leader here – with a 44% decline in new infections among adults 18-49 years when comparing two population-based studies (2011 and 2016).

Great progress has also been made towards achieving the 90-90-90 treatment targets. However, adolescents are performing poorly in all of the three 90s – lower testing, lower uptake of treatment, lower adherence and lower viral suppression. This was a common feature in all prevention, clinical and implementation science studies across the conference.

EHPSA highlights

The EHPSA P-ART-Y study was presented in a well-attended stand-alone session on the PopART 071 community-based combination prevention trial. Read…

Posters with early findings from EHPSA studies included:

EHPSA blogs

  • Creativity from chaos. Read…
  • Advancing combination prevention. Read…
  • Adolescents slow to P-ART-Y. Read…

Conference programme, papers presented. More…

Gallery

EHPSA Team Leader Myles Ritchie in front of the P-ART-Y poster
EHPSA Team Leader Myles Ritchie in front of the P-ART-Y poster
EHPSA Team Leader Myles Ritchie in front of the P-ART-Y poster
Kwame Shanuabe presenting early findings of the P-ART-Y study
Poster of early findings from the prisons treatment study
Dr Yogan Pillay speaks on the progress of South Africa’s PrEP rollout
Activists protest
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