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Durban, South Africa
From June 18th to the 21st, IAVI scientists and staff will be presenting new data from our vaccine research at the 6th South African AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. We look forward to seeing you there. Come visit us at booth 57 in the exhibition hall.

Film Screening

We invite you to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film, How to Survive a Plague at 18:00 to 20:00 on June 18 in Hall 4. A panel discussion and Q&A to follow. Panelists: Mia Malan, Mediator, Editor, Health Mail and Guardian; Francois Venter, HIV Physician and Advocate; Glenda Gray, Leading SA HIV Researcher; Larry Corey, HVTN; Ms. Nthlotheng Mabena, CHAPS

Oral Presentations

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 16h00 - 17h30, Track session Incidence, Prevalence and Modelling
HIV Incidence In Africa: Preparing For HIV Prevention Trials (Abstract # 2285488). Presented by Matt Price, Director for Epidemiology, Medical Affairs, IAVI

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 11h30 - 13h00, Track session Clinical Epidemiology
Prevalence and predictors of early viral control in a cohort of consecutively identified HIV-infected individuals with HIV infection in Sub-Saharan Africa (Abstract # 2287904). Presented by Gwynn Stevens, Senior Director, Clinical Laboratories, IAVI

Transmitter CD4+ T-cell count shortly after HIV transmission in African couples (Abstract # 2287815). Presented by Etienne Karita, the PI for the Kigali-PSF Research Center

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 16h00 - 17h30, Track session Role of Social Media in HIV and AIDS Response
New media for stakeholder outreach & community engagement in HIV prevention research: can it work in the African context? (Abstract # 2288835). Presented by Maaza Seyoum, Senior Program Manager, IAVI

Poster Presentations

Stakeholder engagement in HIV prevention research: lessons learnt from the Vaccine Support Network (Abstract # 2288834 – poster presentation). Presented by Judie Mbogua, Program Manager, IAVI

Evaluation of stakeholder advisory mechanisms in HIV prevention research trials (Abstract # 2288887 – poster presentation). Presented by Judie Mbogua, Program Manager, IAVI

Basic Science Session

HIV vaccine and cure – What are the next big questions? Co-hosted with NICD and chaired by Penny Moore. Alex Sigal (K-RITH) and Alex Balacs (post doc in the David Baltimore Lab) will address virus reservoirs and the possibility of a cure. Lynn Morris (NICD) on NAbs, and Christian Brander (ICREA Research Professor at IrsiCaixa) on T-cell vaccines. 20 June, 14:00-15:30 in Symposium 12, Hall 3

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