A new approach to the AIDS 2016 program

Some pre-conferences to the main conference, which in the past usually happened off-site, will be more fully incorporated into the main conference program of AIDS 2016. “Official” pre-conferences will happen on July 16-17, leading up to the Opening Session. If you’re planning on attending AIDS 2016, you’ll notice that when you register online, you’ll also be able to do so for the for pre-conference meetings starting in early February. For many pre-conferences, it’s now all part of the same package.  However, numerous pre-conference activities will be taking place that are not “official” pre-conferences, and therefore participants must register for separately.  As information is available about these pre-conferences, it will also be shared here.

Registration for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) official pre-conference meetings is now open!


6th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS, organized by the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS.  July 16-17 in Durban. Learn more, register, and submit abstracts here.


Please find the pre-conference programme below. For more information about each meeting, visit the AIDS 2016 pre-conference page here.

Open pre-conference meetings
The open pre-conference meetings are open to conference delegates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response organized by Global Forum on MSM and HIV
Saturday 16 July

No More Lip Service: Trans Access, Equity and Rights, Now! organized by the International Reference Group on Transgender Women and HIV/AIDS (IRGT)
Sunday 17 July

In Our Voice: Positive Stories! Positive Teens! Positive Lives! organized by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
Sunday 17 July

The 3rd International HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection Meeting organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS)
Sunday 17 July

TB2016 organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS)
Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 July

Application required pre-conference meetings
The application required meetings indicate that the pre-conference organizers have sole discretion to add you as an attendee following your registration submission.

LIVING 2016: The Positive Leadership Summit organized by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 July

NursingHIV 2016 organized by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Saturday 16 July

UN 90-90-90 Target Workshop: A Vehicle for Knowledge Translation of Treatment and Prevention organized by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)
Sunday 17 July

Towards an HIV Cure Symposium organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS)
Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 July


Registration to attend the pre-conferences is done through the official AIDS 2016 registration system. Please be sure to register early to secure your seat. For individuals not attending the full conference, a pre-conference pass is available for purchase, which will allow access to the full conference venue and a maximum of three pre-conferences. Delegates with a full registration or a pre-conference registration will be able to register for up to three pre-conference meetings. Below is a step-by-step guide to register:

Step 1: Before you can register, you need to create a conference profile here. If you already have a conference profile from previous International AIDS Society (IAS) or International AIDS conferences, you will be able to use the same login credentials here.

Step 2: Submit your registration and payment in full for either the full AIDS 2016 conference or the pre-conference pass.

Step 3: Check that your registration status is confirmed by looking in the upper right hand corner in the Registration section on your profile home page. It should read “You have registered”.

Step 4: If your registration status is confirmed, scroll down your profile home page to the pre-conferences selection tab and click to “Read Details”. If your registration is still not confirmed, contact for support.

Step 5: At this stage, you are not registered for any pre-conferences. In the pre-conferences tab, move over to “Click here to update your pre-conferences registrations.” Click the link to access the list of pre-conferences and read the descriptions, check their dates, and select up to a maximum of three pre-conferences.PLEASE NOTE: For meetings that require an application to register, the pre-conference organizers have sole discretion to add you as an attendee. A pop-up application will direct you to email the organizer or fill out an application form and the pre-conference organizer will contact you directly.

Step 6: Once you have selected the pre-conference meetings of your choice, check the box that you agree to the Terms & Conditions and click “Submit”. The next page will confirm that you were added to the selected pre-conferences. Proceed back to your profile home page to view your pre-conference selections listed in the pre-conferences tab.

Still have questions? Not to worry, we are hosting an AIDS 2016 pre-conference webinar on Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 14:00 CET to provide further details and answer all of your remaining questions. Please join the webinar here.