International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2020

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  • The International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2020 will be held on 10-11 December 2020 as a virtual meeting.
  • Registration for HIV Transmission Workshop 2020 is now open. Check here for more information. 
  • The 2019 meeting materials including the abstract book and presentations are available here.  


Over the years, advances in HIV treatment have led to an enhanced understanding of the virus and improved care of HIV infected patients. However, our insights into the spread of the HIV virus remain limited. A more extensive exchange of knowledge on the various aspects of HIV transmission provides important perspectives for a better approach to the epidemic. For this purpose, an integrated forum was set up in 2006 to reveal perspectives of experts from different fields, enabling discussion on all relevant mechanisms of HIV transmission. Since then the annual Transmission Workshops are valuable to those specialized (or specializing) in HIV transmission.

The main objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for basic scientists, clinicians, virologists, epidemiologists and public health officials to present and to discuss the various aspects of the transmission of HIV. The ultimate goal of the meeting is the integration of efforts from all relevant disciplines in order to constrain the spread of (drug-resistant) HIV. We are sure the present workshop will help to achieve this goal.

Meeting Objective

  • Enhance the integration of all relevant disciplines to constrain the spread of (drug-resistant) HIV
  • Provide a forum to discuss the various aspects of the transmission of HIV

Learning Objective

  • Get updated on the HIV epidemiological data in the US and public health strategies employed to bring the HIV epidemic to an end within 10 years

  • Reflect on the progress towards ending the HIV epidemic and identify remaining challenges in testing, treatment, prevention including response to clusters of HIV infection in the US

  • Understand key challenges in the development of immune mediated prevention of HIV transmission

  • Reflect on pros and cons of the technologies currently employed to develop immune mediated prevention

  • Identify differences between available animal models for HIV research

  • Reflect on limitations of animal models used in HIV research

  • Gain knowledge on mucosal involvement in HIV transmission

  • Identify plausible targets for prevention