The content of 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa is composed 3 interrelated program areas critical to addressing the global response against AIDS and STIs holistically: science, leadership and community.
Composed of both abstract and nonabstract driven sessions, the science program will focus on providing new insights into HIV disease development, biomedical prevention, clinical care that can lead to novel research directions and help translate theoretical advances into clinical and prevention practice while building evidence for successful program operations and implementation.
Through various innovative and engaging platforms, the leadership program intends to call on leaders around the globe, and particularly those in Africa to own the response against the AIDS pandemic, sustaining what has already been accomplished and scaling up prevention, care and treatment activities to address the needs of all citizens affected by the disease.
The community program seeks to engage all community actors by providing an vibrant and colorful platform where activists, civil society organizations, youth representatives, PLHAs, Faith based organizations and others from across Africa and the world can exchange ideas and experiences among each other as well as with policy makers and the scientific community to address the key issues surrounding AIDS and the community.
The Conference offers a high quality , targeted workshops program to promote and enhance opportunities for knowledge transfer , skills development and collaborative learning, to increase the skills of delegates to introduce, implement and advocate for effective , evidence-informed HIV and AIDS and STIs interventions in their communities, countries and regions.