International AIDS Society
Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.
The IAS is also the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.
The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.
The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.
They promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns, which include:
Towards an HIV Cure
An initiative that provides leadership in facilitating more concerted efforts to accelerate global scientific research towards a cure for HIV and in advocating for increased investment in HIV cure research.
Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER)
A programme aimed at optimizing clinical management and delivery of services to infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV in resource-limited settings through advocacy and research promotion.
Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS)
A peer-reviewed platform to disseminate essential HIV research with the mission to contribute to an evidence-based response to the HIV epidemic and to support research capacity building in resource-limited settings.
Industry Liaison Forum (ILF)
A mechanism to inform and support collaboration and partnership between diverse stakeholders, from both the private and public-sectors, including industry.
Nobody Left Behind
A programme that advocates for services across the continuum of prevention, treatment and care for Key Populations (KPs) in order to work towards the reversal and eradication of HIV.
Youth Voices Against HIV
A one-year campaign created by youth, for youth that was convened under CIPHER. It is aimed at collaborating and engaging young people through a series of in-person dialogues to influence and guide the adolescent needs in the HIV response.
Differentiated Models of ART Delivery
A two-year initiative to scale up differentiated models of ART delivery, focusing on the implementation of key elements of ART programming.