WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY?
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
WHY IS WORLD AIDS DAY IMPORTANT?
Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
The 12th annual ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference specifically targeted toward US frontline providers of care to persons at risk of, or with HIV infection.
- Early Bird Registration (prior to March 1, 2018): $400
- Registration (After March 1, 2018): $500
- Resident / Fellows / Student Registration: $275
One and Two Day Passes available
- Excellent speakers and interactive sessions
- Wide variety of relevant topics covered within a short time frame
- Great networking opportunities
- Exhibit Hall and Poster Session activities
- Providers In Training Track
Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists.
The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. For more information, visit AmericanGeriatrics.org.
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation to clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses.
CROI 2018 will be held from March 4 to 7, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Hynes Convention Center. Please note that CROI 2018 will be held from Sunday to Wednesday. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2018 will be available online after the conference.
The CROI Foundation partners with the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) for organization of the conference.
Online registration opens on 1 December 2017.
All registrations for AIDS 2018 must be submitted through the online registration form.
You will need a conference profile to enter the registration system. If you already have a conference profile from previous IAS or AIDS conferences you can use the same login details.