Coming soon: news reporting from the 16th European AIDS Conference

Amelia Jones
Published: 16 October 2017

The 16th European AIDS Conference, organised by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), is taking place in Milan, Italy, from 25 to 27 October 2017.

NAM is the official provider of online scientific news for the conference.

We’ll be reporting on key research presented at the conference, publishing news online and sending out three conference news summary bulletins – one during the week of the conference and two the week after. The bulletins will be available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian. You can sign up here to receive these email bulletins. (If you already receive NAM’s regular email bulletins, you will automatically receive our conference bulletins.)

All of our news stories from EACS 2017 will be published on our conference webpages:

The European AIDS Conference

The European AIDS Conference is a biennial conference which aims to bring together scientists from all over Europe to share the latest research on clinical aspects of HIV.

The conference organisers say: “Since the last time EACS was organised in Milan 27 years ago, HIV has undergone major and significant changes with the ‘normalisation’ of HIV infection with a life expectancy approaching that of general population, reduced transmission, and universal antiretroviral therapy from diagnosis. However, there are still many challenges and this conference will address many of these issues including: long-term effectiveness of drugs, co-infections with TB or viral hepatitis and other co-morbidities, and most importantly inequitable access to care across Europe.”

EACS 2017 will feature new research on:

  • How to deliver pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Europe
  • New EACS treatment guidelines
  • Progress towards hepatitis C elimination in people with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection
  • New antiretroviral treatment strategies
  • Chemsex and HIV prevention in gay and bisexual men
  • Treatment and prevention of cancers and co-morbidities

You can find out more about the conference on the official website The scientific programme is now available online, with details of sessions, poster exhibitions, courses and workshops. 

Sharing knowledge, changing lives

NAM works to change lives by sharing information about HIV and you can help by sharing links to the research presented at the conference. So please feel free to use links to our news stories, bulletins and any other pages – in emails, newsletters and blogs or in other social media like Facebook and Twitter.

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Download our news app to keep up to date

As well as accessing news from EACS 2017 through our website, you can also download our free app for iPhone or Android.

The apps link to our daily news reports on new research presented at EACS 2017, and other news on HIV treatment and prevention. We also cover key developments in hepatitis, TB and other health conditions linked to HIV.

As well as articles by our own editors, the apps include a daily hand-picked selection of HIV-related stories from other websites around the world.

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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