SANTHE representatives participated for the first time this year in the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) from July 18 to 22.
The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.
The AIDS 2016 programme presented exciting new scientific knowledge and offered many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – met the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite symposia, the Exhibition and affiliated independent events, contributed to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.