NAM is the official provider of online scientific reporting for the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), taking place in Vancouver, Canada, 19th-22nd July 2015.

Conference highlights

HIV treatment access

Vancouver Consensus Statement calls for early access to treatment and PrEP worldwide.

Conference bulletins

Catch up with conference news in our email summary bulletins. Available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

START trial

START trial provides definitive evidence of the benefits of early HIV treatment.

Treatment as prevention

No HIV infections from partners with suppressed viral load during follow up of treatment as prevention trial.

Harm reduction

Opioid substitution therapy combined with HIV treatment saves the lives of more drug users than ART alone.

HIV testing guidelines

WHO urges more HIV testing by non-medical staff, outside of clinical settings.

Access to hepatitis care

Access to screening and treatment are key issues for hepatitis B and C and HIV/viral hepatitis co-infection.

Treatment guidelines

World Health Organization to recommend HIV treatment for all.

Towards an HIV cure

Targets proliferate in HIV cure research.

aidsmap news from IAS 2015

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Tweets from IAS 2015

  • #IAS2015 Excellent conference excellent news. Keep up the hard work and don't forget Indigenous People!!! @IIWGHA Jul 2015 02:59
  • Giving people information about HIV treatment as prevention lessens stigma and increases testing rates Jul 2015 02:14
  • .@UNAIDS' 90:90:90 is useful as a target, but Venter says it comes down to how you treat people #HIV #AIDS #IAS201523 Jul 2015 06:19
  • Simple but elusive – why are we still talking about #HIV drug delivery? @PLOSblogs #IAS201523 Jul 2015 05:56
  • The fourth of our news summaries from the @IAS_conference is now available online here: #HIV #IAS2015 @iasociety23 Jul 2015 04:57
  • I am more than BIOMEDICAL. Treat me, my body, mind, spirit and family. Keep me adherent, keep my health determinants in front #IAS201523 Jul 2015 04:34
  • "Les antirétroviraux empêchent la transmission du #VIH". 6 ans plus tard, la presse découvre le #TasP #IAS2015 #PrEP23 Jul 2015 02:22
  • Don't let anyone tell you 90/90/90 is too ambitious. But it is a great place to start. @IAPAC @bccfe #IAS2015 Jul 2015 02:19
  • New NNRTI doravirine suppresses HIV as well as efavirenz but with fewer central nervous system… #IAS201523 Jul 2015 12:44
  • Back at @aiderpasteur after very intense days at #IAS2015 in Vancouver. Incredible impact of our presentation #HIVremission.23 Jul 2015 11:29
  • Same-day start to antiretroviral treatment leads to faster HIV suppression in San Francisco #IAS201523 Jul 2015 08:30
  • Barriers to access of ARVS in law, policy, and bias must be confronted and dismantled. #IAS201523 Jul 2015 08:30
  • Opioid substitution therapy combined with HIV treatment saves the lives of more drug users than HAART… #IAS201523 Jul 2015 05:18
  • "Include us, treat us, empower us, respect us" Thoughts to keep in mind moving forward. #IAS2015 #VancouverConsensus23 Jul 2015 04:44
  • Younger gay men have much lower risk of acquiring HIV than previous generations, but racial disparities… #IAS201523 Jul 2015 04:16
  • Thank you for hosting us! Couldn't have picked a more beautiful or welcoming city #IAS2015 Jul 2015 03:57
  • Wrapping up live coverage at #IAS2015. Follow our reports at, @aidsmap_news, @SFAIDSFound & @eBARnews23 Jul 2015 04:01
  • #IAS2015 Julio Montaner-Investing in expansion of #HIV testing and treatment, saves lives, stops new infections and saves money! #CDNpoli23 Jul 2015 03:53
  • "Whoever they love, whatever their drug use history, however they make money, people deserve access to #HIV treatment." J. Montaner #IAS201523 Jul 2015 03:53
  • Half of African migrants diagnosed with HIV in France acquired HIV while living there #IAS201523 Jul 2015 04:16
  • Take homes from #IAS2015: #START is just the beginning...23 Jul 2015 03:52
  • Gvts, you are either with us, or against us and if you are against us you are promoting the spread of HIV- Montaner #IAS201523 Jul 2015 03:52
  • Marama Pala - Need research & implementation #science that will work for indigenous people. Put science in communities hands #IAS2015 #HIV23 Jul 2015 03:40
  • Pala: "We support 90-90-90, but we believe ... in 100-100-100. To get there, we have to address the social drivers and injustices." #IAS201523 Jul 2015 03:39
  • #Keypopulations still bear brunt of #HIV epidemic. W/o rhetoric, good intentions, tokenism, how can we help solve this? @Maramaboo #IAS201523 Jul 2015 03:36
  • Pala: "No government is gonna have the right to tell me when I deserve to have medicine that can keep me alive." #IAS201523 Jul 2015 03:36
  • What a powerful speech by Marama Pala, calling out the Canadian government for leaving indigenous peoples behind #nooneleftbehind #ias201523 Jul 2015 03:34
  • And a corollary from Padian on universal HIV tx: "It's great that we know we have to get there, but how are we gonna pay [for it]?" #IAS201523 Jul 2015 03:19
  • P Sullivan: There's not enough info on #HIV #PrEP for #transwomen, virtually no data for #transmen #HIVprevention #IAS2015 #trans23 Jul 2015 03:09
  • Presenter says next steps for research on how to incentivize STI testing w/young ppl is to...ask young people #justask #youthvoices #IAS201523 Jul 2015 01:48
  • #IAS2015 Solange Baptiste/ITPC on ARV scaleup in RLS: Remember "you can have best pill, but if not reaching patients, what good is it?"23 Jul 2015 01:31
  • My final session for #IAS2015 treatment optimisation to advance scale up for #90-90-90.23 Jul 2015 12:35
  • National, publicly funded HAART Program in Peru helped 88% of people with #HIV accessing services achieve viral suppression. #IAS201523 Jul 2015 12:01
  • Women have a right to access women-initiated HIV prevention methods. Quarraisha Karim #IAS201522 Jul 2015 11:54
  • PrEP session room #ias2015 unanimous in prescribing PrEP for young woman in South Africa with a recent STI from boyfriend who asks. #ias201522 Jul 2015 11:53
  • #IAS2015 concludes today. Key priority for all is to #Test4HIV to find the 50% living with HIV who don't know their status.22 Jul 2015 10:58
  • In an #IAS2015 case presentation, Paul Volberding is elegantly laying out how tricky "treat everyone for HIV" can get on the patient level.22 Jul 2015 10:40
  • Links to all our #IAS2015 bulletins so far (in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) are here: Jul 2015 10:28
  • "Aging doesn't equal co-morbidity" W. El-Sadr re: HIV and aging #IAS201522 Jul 2015 09:35
  • Doherty @WHO: not enough data abt #HIV & #ageing & non-communicable diseases, or abt interventions for these #PLHIV #IAS201522 Jul 2015 09:34
  • #IAS2015 Julio Montaner- It´s our job to hold governments accountable – acknowledge science, implement policy, end #AIDS pandemic #CDNpoli22 Jul 2015 09:29
  • From Kunisaki's standpoint, main way to prevent/resolve COPD + lung issues in PWHIV is to improve the environment in which we live. #IAS201522 Jul 2015 09:28
  • #IAS2015 Fabio Mesquita - Treatment as Prevention is working in Brazil, we have doubled amount of ppl getting #HIV treatment since 201322 Jul 2015 09:25
  • Dr Ilesh Jani discussing benefits of POC testing to increase access to testing and quality of care in resource poor settings #IAS2015 #aphl22 Jul 2015 08:17
  • Cash compensation can improve the uptake of key HIV prevention services in sub-Saharan Africa: #IAS201522 Jul 2015 08:10
  • Reuben Granich, drive the cost of test kits down, but prevention and early testing costs may be worth it for HIV self-testing #IAS201522 Jul 2015 07:53
  • 22 Jul 2015 07:43
  • @GSHI_research awesome work in promoting social cohesion and community mobilization interventions among #FSW @IAS_conference #IAS201522 Jul 2015 07:40
  • There are webcasts of many of the #IAS2015 presentations available on the @IAS_conference YouTube channel now: Jul 2015 07:37
  • Drug policy as stands undermines human rights, displaces resources from other priorities that would benefit from the attention #IAS201522 Jul 2015 07:34

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NAM's coverage of the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) has been made possible thanks to support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, Merck & Co., Inc., and ViiV Healthcare.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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