2016 HIV Prevention Workshop

2016 HIV Prevention Workshop

Dec 05

The 7th annual HIV Prevention Workshop hosted by the Ragon Institute, the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa( CAPRISA), and the HIV Pathogenesis Program, took place in Magaliesburg, South Africa from 18 – 30 November 2016. More than 80 scientists and students participated in the workshop from local and international research institutions.

Sessions focused on latest research on PrEP for young women, understanding HIV transmission at the mucosal level, the role of the vaginal microbiome in HIV risk, characterizing and inducing broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies, strategies for cure, and a variety of other pathogenesis and basic immunology topics.

Apart from the world-class science, the delegates were treated to a hot air balloon ride and visited the Sterkfontein Caves, also known as the cradle of humankind. Delegates left with great optimism for HIV prevention with several HIV vaccine clinical trials underway, and exiting new products in the pipeline for PrEP, vaccines and cure.

Excerpted and adapted from CAPRISA November/December Newsletter.