Project profile — International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (2015)


International AIDS Society
2015-03-30 - 2015-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (100.00%)


• Health, General: Medical research (12182) (50.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supported the 2015 International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference. This conference brings together over 5,000 delegates from across the world for scientific and policy discussion as well as debate, and analysis. In 1996, at the first International AIDS Conference, held in Vancouver, the results of the first trials of HIV triple therapy were discussed, and the beginning of the effective treatment era began. Since that time, new therapies have transformed the lives of millions of people living with HIV worldwide and significant advances have been made in HIV prevention. With GAC’s support, the eighth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention was held in Vancouver, from July 19-22, 2015. The two main activities that this project supported are international scholarships for participants from low and middle income countries to attend the conference and program delivery for plenary, symposia and high level sessions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved understanding of barriers to scaling up HIV treatment; 2) improved understanding of the increasing challenges of tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and chronic co-morbidities; and (3) improved support for treatment as prevention.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2015 include: (1) improved understanding of the continued success of treatment scale-up for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV through oral presentations that highlighted innovations in implementation science; (2) improved understanding of HIV and hepatitis through sessions that highlighted significant advances and challenges in addressing HIV and hepatitis co-infection; and (3) improved awareness of the effectiveness of HIV treatment through the dissemination of compelling evidence of initiating antiretroviral therapy as early as possible.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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