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The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science – known as IAS 2019 – will take place on 21-24 July 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. This biennial conference presents the critical advances in basic, clinical and operational research that moves science into policy and practice. Through its open and inclusive programme development, the meeting sets the gold standard of HIV research featuring highly diverse and cutting-edge studies.

At IAS 2019, experts from the Aurum Institute will present scientific findings at several sessions, oral presentations and poster exhibits.

TB/HIV Symposium 2019: “A new era in TB prevention: Implications for people living with HIV”

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019
Time: 08:30 – 17:30

Aurum Group CEO Prof Gavin Churchyard is on the organizing committee of the 2019 TB/HIV symposium, which will represent a unique opportunity to bring together a diversity of scientific, programmatic and community interests from both the HIV and TB fields to share current knowledge on science of latent TB infection, as well as present and future opportunities and challenges in HIV-associated TB prevention.

  • 09:20 – 10:35 Session 2: Science of TB latency, research and innovation in TB prevention: Implications for people living with HIV
    Session co-chairs: Ms Karin Turner (The Aurum Institute, South Africa) and Eduardo Gotuzzo (Alexander von Humboldt Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Peru)

  • 11:05 – 12:15 Session 3: Opportunities to scale up TB preventive treatment
    Speaker: Prevention of DR-TB – Prof Gavin Churchyard (The Aurum Institute, South Africa)

  • Poster Exhibition: Dr Emilio Valverde (The Aurum Institute, Mozambique) - Test and treat” approaches to HIV care may affect the Xpert MTB/RIF testing impact in high burden TB/HIV settings: results from a cohort from a rural hospital in Southern Mozambique

IAS 2019 Oral Abstract Session: Same-day ART, one size fits all?

Date: Wednesday 24 July
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Speaker: Dr Emilio Valverde (The Aurum Institute, Mozambique) - “Test and treat” approaches to HIV care may affect the Xpert MTB/RIF testing impact in high burden TB/HIV settings: Results from a cohort from a rural hospital in Southern Mozambique”

IAS2019 Poster Exhibition

Dr Candice Maylene Chetty-Makkan (The Aurum Institute, South Africa) - “Traditional beliefs on gender roles and HIV risk behaviour among adult men interested in voluntary medical male circumcision, South Africa”