10th IAS Conference on HIV Science | 21-24 July 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico


Late-breakers and special sessions announced

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27 June 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland)– Today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced the late-breakers and special sessions, featuring highly anticipated research results on the year’s most pressing topics, that will headline the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019). Browse the highlights below or visit the online programme to see what to expect at IAS 2019 in Mexico City this July.

Late-breaker highlights

  • New data on the possible risk of birth defects with dolutegravir (DTG)–based HIV treatment during pregnancy from Botswana and Brazil
  • Results of the first-ever human trial of a new PrEP implant
  • A study of same-day PrEP initiation for men who have sex with men in Brazil, Mexico and Peru
  • New insights from the DISCOVER trial comparing F/TAF and F/TDF as PrEP
  • Analyses of the need for integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health care from the recently completed ECHO trial, examining HIV and STI incidence, PrEP use, and contraceptive effectiveness among young women at high risk
  • Results of the Phase 2a ASCENT study of mosaic-based vaccines
  • Latest data on effectiveness of two-drug DTG/3TC regimens for HIV treatment
  • ADVANCE study results on the use of DTG- and TAF-based treatment regimens in sub-Saharan Africa
  • New efficacy data on the novel drug MK-8591 for HIV treatment

Special sessions

Monday, 22 July

Challenges ahead: Applying lessons and making inroads

Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health, United States

Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States

Patricia Volkow, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Mexico

Tuesday, 23 July

Data leading the way: Designing responses based on the numbers

Deborah Birx, US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, United States

Osamu Kunii, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland

Sabin Nsanzimana, National HIV Programme, Rwanda

Navindra Persaud, LINKAGES, United States

Wednesday, 24 July

Comprehensive HIV response in humanitarian action

Giovanni Bassi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Panama

Carolina Jimenez Sandoval, Amnesty International, Mexico

Shannon Hader, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Switzerland

Media contact
Mandy Sugrue
Communications Director
[email protected]