2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION! 
16 - 18 September 2015
Brisbane, Australia

Abstract submissions for the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2015 closes on Monday 13 April 2015. Please ensure you refer to the abstract guidelines outlined on the conference website before you submit.

Submit your abstract here.

Theme committees for the 2015 Conference are focusing on the below points which may assist in your abstract submission.

Note: They are inviting abstract submissions on these issues but welcome other topics as well.  Remember submissions are requested for the four themes from and about groups most affected by HIV and related infections including but not limited to: 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Global Indigenous Populations
  • People living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Gay and MSM
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Women
  • Children and young people
  • People who inject drugs
  • Sex workers

Theme A

Track A themes for 2015 will concentrate on the HIV cellular reservoir in treated patients, its anatomical extent, and how it is affected by timing of treatment, concurrent infections, ageing and inflammation. A key question is whether current therapy is 100% effective in suppressing viral replication. The Plenary keynote presentation will address the characteristics of the transmitted virus and how that will affect prevention strategies, including gene therapy, entry blockers and vaccination.

Theme B will highlight:
  • HIV management and antiretroviral therapy
  • HIV co-morbidities
  • Different populations and different models of care
  • HIV/HCV co-infection
  • HIV treatment guidelines
  • PrEP
  • Drug and alcohol issues.
They invite abstract submission particularly addressing these issues.

Theme C will highlight:

Preventing HIV: Epidemiology, Prevention, Behavioural Prevention and Biomedical Prevention in Australia and the Region. This theme explores the range of prevention initiatives from behavioural and social research to biomedical and includes epidemiological and surveillance research aimed at understanding HIV for prevention purposes in Australia and the Region. 

The main key issues we are seeking abstracts to be submitted on are: 
  • Epidemiology of HIV 
  • HIV/AIDS surveillance 
  • Social and behavioural research 
  • Biomedical prevention 
  • HIV vaccines 
  • Behavioural research and interventions to prevent HIV transmission 
  • Community prevention strategies 
  • Community education 
  • Prevention campaign evaluation 
  • Biomedical surveillance 
  • Prevention programs 
  • Health promotion 
  • Prevention education and workforce issues 
  • Costing and economics studies 
  • Issues important in specific populations (eg indigenous Australians) 
Theme D will highlight:
  • Development and HIV
  • Criminalization
  • Migration and HIV
  • HIV and ethics
  • The international goals of 90/90/90
They would also warmly encourage abstract submission from people in the Asia-Pacific region in the areas of politics, policy and the social economic and cultural aspects of HIV.