HIV Research for Prevention 2018: From Research to Impact Conference summary and highlights
The HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference is dedicated to advancing HIV prevention research, responding to a growing consensus that effective and durable prevention will require a combination of approaches as well as unprecedented collaboration among scientists, practitioners, and community workers from different fields and geographic areas. The conference theme in 2018, "From Research to Impact," acknowledged an increasing focus on translation of promising research findings into practical, accessible, and affordable HIV prevention options for those who need them worldwide. HIVR4P 2018 was held in Madrid, Spain, on 21-25 October, with >1,400 participants from 52 countries around the globe, representing all aspects of HIV prevention research and implementation. The program included 137 oral and 610 poster presentations. This article presents a brief summary of highlights from the conference. More detailed information, complete abstracts as well as webcasts and daily Rapporteur summaries may be found on the conference website.
Shacklett, Barbara L., Julia Blanco, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Nyaradzo Mgodi, José Alcamí, Susan Buchbinder, Mike Chirenje, Smritee Dabee, Mamadou Diallo, Kostyantyn Dumchev, Carolina Herrera, Matthew E. Levy, Enrique Martin Gayo, Nigel Aminake Makoah, Kate M. Mitchell, Kenneth Mugwanya, Krishnaveni Reddy, Maria Luisa Rodríguez, Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, Chelsea L. Shover, Tripti Shrivastava, Georgia Tomaras, Michael Van Diepen, Monika Walia, Mitchell Warren, Amapola Manrique, Bargavi Thyagarajan, and Tamara Torri. 2019. "HIV Research for Prevention 2018: From Research to Impact Conference summary and highlights," AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 35(7): 598–607.