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Why attend AIDS 2020: Virtual

Experience 24-hour access to breaking science like never before. Not only will AIDS 2020: Virtual showcase the latest developments in HIV research, the conference will present brand-new data on COVID-19 and HIV, showcasing how HIV informs and intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic. From the latest advances in basic, clinical and prevention research to innovations in social sciences and new insights into effective programme roll out, access the science first and be a part of accelerating progress in the HIV response.
Whether you are a presenter, activist, scholarship recipient, young researcher or an exhibitor, pre-conference, satellite or workshop organizer, AIDS 2020: Virtual gives you an innovative and interactive global platform to influence discussions on HIV science, research and policy. AIDS 2020: Virtual will bring delegates from around the world together, connecting virtually to advance the HIV response.

A First Look at the Science

This includes studies on PrEP uptake among women in PEPFAR countries and the US, the real-world impact of PrEP use in East Africa, outcomes of HIV-exposed but uninfected children in South Africa, weight gain and HIV, recent research on the global gag rule and its impact on communities most affected by HIV, and the latest findings on HIV vaccines and cure research.

Featured Sessions

  • Each day, four prime sessions will be released across multiple time zones featuring plenary presentations, special sessions and the first-ever opportunity for live Q&A with world-class scientists and speakers. Once published, the session recordings will be available exclusively for delegates on-demand in the conference platform.  
  • On-demand content will be accessible at any time and at your fingertips, covering the latest in science, policy and programming, available throughout the conference in a pre-recorded format. This includes symposia, bridging sessions, oral abstract and poster discussions sessions as well as e-poster presentations.   
  • Gain new skills in live workshops on thematic areas of science, community and policy. Engage with leading HIV scientists, policy specialists and community leaders, and access additional critical insights on key topics through a mix of live and on-demand pre-conferences and satellites organized by our partners. Participate in interactive exchanges with exhibitors showcasing their work and products.

Programme at a Glance

The Global Village and Youth Programme and COVID-19 Conference are free of charge. 
AIDS 2020: Virtual - Programme at a Glance

Connect with the Global HIV Community

Take advantage of an enhanced networking platform to chat in real time with scientists, advocates, policy makers and people living with HIV from across the globe. Explore virtual exhibits and learn about addressing human rights issues, challenging stigma, and implementing community care and support.

Access Cutting-Edge Research

Twelve prime sessions, 62 abstract sessions, nearly 2,000 narrated poster presentations, 50 symposia, 19 workshops, 70+ satellite events, 10 pre-conferences – get access to the latest breaking HIV science.

Global Village and Youth Programme

Take part in over 200 Global Village and Youth Programme activities – free and open to the public – including NGO booths, sessions, cultural performances, art exhibits and film screenings. Take advantage of 29 networking zones, which includes live chat on thematic areas with local and international groups.

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