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Final reminder that Early Registration ends this Thursday, 28 April. Register now to get the best rate to attend the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). The programme will feature the highest-scored and most competitive abstract submissions in the history of the conference with state-of-the-art HIV science, building stronger linkages between the latest discoveries and the implementation and scale-up of those discoveries. 

Improved clinical decision making for HIV care

New clinical research on prevention and treatment will be presented and discussed at AIDS 2016, including:
  • Novel data characterizing emerging ART regimens for care and treatment of those living with HIV and PrEP for those at risk of HIV acquisition
  • New tools to optimize ART adherence among adolescent populations living with HIV
  • Approaches to scale up viral load testing to reach global testing and treatment targets
Spotlight on implementation 

AIDS 2016 will spotlight moving science from proof to practice, offering lessons learned to support frontline health workers better implement HIV programmes on the ground, offering rare perspectives on self-testing by the people who administer tests in clinical settings. The programme will include:
  • Community-led approaches to improved access
  • Evaluation of the impacts of a cash transfer intervention on the mental health of young South African women
  • Analyzing funding patterns for improving sustainable programme models 
No one left behind 

More than 60 percent of people living with HIV still lack access to treatment, and infections are on the rise in populations that remain stigmatized, criminalized and at risk. AIDS 2016 will highlight challenges and successes in reaching every community, including:
  • Cost-effectiveness of harm reduction interventions for people who inject drugs
  • The youth treatment bulge in South Africa
  • Epidemiology and HIV care and prevention needs of HIV among transwomen and transmen
  • HIV epidemiology and prevention across five continents, depicting the global aspect of HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men 
  • Adherence and insights into HIV vulnerability of young women in inter-generational relationships. In addition to the scientific focus on women and girls, women will be in forefront at the conference itself, representing more than half of the speakers in the programme

Click here for more information on some of the AIDS 2016 scientific programme highlights and we look forward to seeing you in Durban.
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