Title: 3rd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control

Dates: 06/16/2015 – 06/19/2015
City: Geneva
Country: Switzerland
Deadline for abstracts: 03/20/2015



ICHA 2015: XIII International Conference on HIV and AIDS

Paper submissions : February 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance : February 28, 2015
Final paper submission and authors’ registration : March 25, 2015
Conference Dates : May 25 – 26, 2015


Title: 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention
Dates: 07/19/2015 – 07/22/2015
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada
ACTG review deadline: 01/20/2015
Deadline for abstracts: 01/27/2015
ACTG late-breaker review deadline: 05/13/2015
Deadline for late-breaker abstracts: 05/20/2015



18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2015
Dates: 11/8/2015 – 11/13/2015
Country: Tunisia

Call for Abstract January 2015 May 2015
Early Registration January 2015 March 2015
Regular Registration April 2015 July 2015
Late Registration August 2015 October 2015



3rd International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs
Dates: 11/30/2015 – 12/02/2015
City: Atlanta
Country: United States


World STI & HIV Congress – Brisbane

Dates: 13 – 16 September 2015
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia


Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 

Dates: 16 – 18 September 2015
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia


7th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics

Dates: 17 – 18 July 2015
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada




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Finally, Nigeria has joined the list of nations with a HIV anti-discrimination law. The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination ACT 2014; an action that is not only commendable but also reveals the government’s commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS in Nigeria.


The journey to have a legislation which protects the rights and dignity of persons living with and those affected by HIV in Nigeria started as far back as 2005 and after about 9 long years, persons living with HIV now have a legal tool to address  issues of stigma and discrimination across the country.  The benefits of having a HIV anti-discrimination law in place cannot be overemphasized, as it would aid the reduction and possible elimination of discrimination against persons living with HIV  in workplaces, Schools, health facilities and other places of association.

This law could not have come at a better time, in an era where treatment challenges in Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS response seems to be snowballing. This is indeed a silver lining for about 3.4 million people living with HIV in Nigeria and hopefully will encourage more people to access treatment , without fear of being stigmatized.

Beyond the signing of the law, now more than ever there is the need to educate people at all levels on its provisions. Furthermore, it is very imperative for organizations to work together in ensuring that the law is implemented fully.  We also hope that this will spur more states in Nigeria to have a HIV anti-discrimination  law, towing the path of states like Lagos, Benue, Nasarawa etc.

To the Civil society organizations; most notably the network of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, stakeholders, government agencies, partners, activists and non-governmental organizations who have tirelessly lobbied for the signing of the law over the past years, we say KUDOS to you!

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