Jun 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017

Durban, South Africa

The 8th Southern Africa AIDS Conference seeks to explore progress made related to the social and structural changes required for HIV/AIDS prevention in Southern Africa. 

“Southern Africa is in its strongest position yet when it comes to control of the AIDS epidemic, however there are a number of major gaps that still need to be addressed and plugged. Prevention has always been the poor relative of the epidemic (one cannot ignore people already infected), and social and structural change had been the orphan of prevention. In the 8th Southern African Conference you can find the latest advances in basic sciences alongside an emphasis on how to be part of lasting change to prevent new infections.

South Africa’s National Strategic plan includes whole sections on prevention and structural change – and we are getting somewhere in some ways but in other such as the role of alcohol, poverty, education, gender based violence and patriarchy we don’t always seem to be making progress or are we? Policies such as the National Liquor Norms and Standards, the National AIDS Council (SANAC) of The National Sex Worker HIV Plan, are giant steps forward but are they enough? Be there to make your voice heard as part of the effort to really take control of the epidemic.” - Dr. Sue Goldstein (Conference Chairperson)

The conference includes the following tracks:

Track 1: Basic and Clinical Sciences
Track 2: Epidemiology, Prevention and Public Health
Track 3: Social, Political, Economic and Health Systems
Track 4: Ethics, Marginalisation and the Protection of Human Rights
Track 5: Best Practices: Programmes, Communications and Community Engagement

Click here for more information about each track.

Call for abstracts:
The conference organisers are calling for abstracts which will fit in with the conference tracks outlined above.  Deadline for abstract submission: 6 January 2017.
Click here to find out more about submitting an abstract.


Click here to register for the conference.