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The International AIDS Society is the world's leading independent association of HIV/AIDS professionals.
We connect. By convening the world’s largest meetings on HIV/AIDS, IAS provides critical platforms for presenting new research, sharing best practice and advancing the fight against HIV/AIDS.
We promote. By promoting dialogue, education and networking, IAS helps close gaps in knowledge and expertise at every level of the response.
We mobilize. By providing support services to our members, we help them do what they do best, advancing the state of the art and expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment and impact mitigation. Contact Us
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Our Networks & Regional Partnerships
The IAS focuses on three strategic areas of regional development
Strengthening of Relations and Collaboration with Regional AIDS Networks and Societies
The IAS believes that strong, sustainable regional networks of people working in HIV and AIDS are a major driving force for action and change. As a result, we are currently developing relationships with the following regional AIDS societies and networks:
Read an ASAP newsletter for more information on links between the IAS and ASAP
- European AIDS Clinical Society
- Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Supporting Regional AIDS Conferences
Through our support of regional conferences, we aim to improve the quality of governance, programming and logistics, so that regional conferences can be a premier occasion for networking, agenda setting, exchange of information and experience, and the showcase of best practice. These conferences are also an opportunity for measuring progress and asserting accountability. Through our collaboration with the regional conferences, we aim to link the regional conferences with one another, and with the international AIDS conferences.
The IAS is collaborating, to varying degrees, with a number regional and sub-regional AIDS conferences, including:
- International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa
- ">International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
- European AIDS Conference/EACS
- Eastern European and Central Asian AIDS Conference
- Latin American and Caribbean Forum on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Connecting and Mobilizing Individual IAS Members in the Regions
This helps people interact in a coherent and efficient way with other professionals, and helps form an effective resource for scale up of prevention, treatment, care and support.