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Regular Abstracts

All abstract submitters will receive notification of application status no later than 10 May 2019

Late-Breaking Abstracts

The purpose of late-breaking abstracts is to allow participants to share their recent data that are high-impact, innovative, and newsworthy. Only a small number of late-breaking abstracts are accepted to the workshop.


  • Late-breaking abstracts must comprise of preliminary results, the final outcomes of which were not known on the regular abstract submission deadline 29 March 2019
  • The late-breaking abstract deadline is not an extension of the abstract submission deadline

General Guidelines

Abstracts should contain the following four components (please bold the four section headings noted below within the text of your abstract submission):

Background: A concise statement of a hypothesis or the issue under investigation
Materials and Methods: The experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed)
Results: Specific findings (promises such as "to be completed" or "to be presented" are not acceptable)
Conclusions: A summary of findings that are supported by your results. Statistical analyses that support the conclusions should be included where appropriate. Concluding statements such as, "the results will be discussed," are not acceptable.

Please note that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables, graphs, grant acknowledgements, or literature references are included. The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words.
Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially.
Those who submit accepted abstracts agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.

Abstract Submission

Authors can submit their abstracts electronically using the “Submit Abstract Here” button. This will direct you to the appropriate webpage. Please follow the step-by-step directions to upload the abstract. To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be in Microsoft Word format. 

Categories for Abstract Submission

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into topical categories. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category.


We encourage you to submit your abstracts focused on children and/or adolescents in the following topics:

  • Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), including HIV-exposed uninfected children
  • Antiretroviral treatment of pediatric HIV infection
  • Complications of HIV and its treatment in children
  • Co-infections in HIV-positive children
  • Comprehensive pediatric HIV care
  • HIV infection and adolescents (perinatally and behaviorally infected)
  • Implementation science research on PMTCT and pediatric treatment programs

Young Investigators

We are pleased to offer free registration to young healthcare professionals with an accepted abstract and a discount on the registration fee for young professionals without an accepted abstract.

In order to receive a special registration code, the young investigator needs to ask a supervisor to complete the application form and send it to Weixi Yuan (weixi@vironet.com) no later than 10 May 2019.

Free registrations/discounts are granted to young investigators in training and those who have obtained an MD/PhD in the last five years.

Virology Education will contact the young investigator with instructions regarding registration for the workshop once the application has been received.

An award will be granted to the young investigator with the best abstract. The Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee will judge all submitted abstracts. The award winner will be announced during the second workshop day.

Notification of Abstract Acceptance and Presentation Format

Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral or poster presentation) will be e-mailed to submitting authors before 10 May.  It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the abstract’s status.

Please notify the conference secretariat if you have not received notification by 10 May.  If an abstract is accepted, one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper as scheduled. Abstract submitter’s registration guidelines will be sent together with the notification. Guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.

Abstract Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book, which will be distributed during the conference. In addition, all abstracts will be published in the journal Reviews in Antiviral Therapy & Infectious Diseases. Please note that the conference secretariat cannot be held responsible for any typing or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.


The International AIDS Society allows co-submission of abstracts to the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2019 and IAS 2019 under the conditions of strict compliance with the IAS 2019  Embargo policy.