• We encourage you to submit abstracts on your research for the International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2020. The submission deadline is 23 October 2020 (23:59 CEST).



For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into topical categories. The 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. Please, click here for an overview of the categories.


  • Modeling of HIV Transmission
  • Epidemiology of HIV Transmission
  • Virology of HIV Transmission
  • Biology of HIV Transmission
  • Transmission of HIV Drug Resistance
  • PrEP and Treatment for HIV Prevention
  • Mother to Child Transmission
  • Animal Model for Prevention
  • Vaccines for HIV Prevention


Abstracts should contain the following four components:

  • Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis;
  • Material & 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 used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as "the results will be discussed" are not acceptable).

Please note that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables or graphs 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. For those abstracts that are accepted, submitters agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.


Authors can submit their abstracts electronically until 23 October 2020 (23:59 CEST) using the button on the right “Abstract Submission”. You will be redirected to the submission website. Please follow the step-by-step directions, which will enable you to upload the abstract. To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be in Microsoft Word format.

Present your latest research or share your experiences. We welcome two types of abstracts:

  • Research abstracts: Present the latest results from your study or research and discuss the findings with an expert audience
  • “Lessons learned” abstracts: What worked and what did not work? Share your experiences and exchange ideas with a multidisciplinary audience

The International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2020 accepts encore abstracts as long as the research has new data at the time of the conference.


You can download the directions for oral abstract presentations here: Oral Abstract Guidelines



It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the abstract’s status. Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral or poster presentation) will be announced by 9 November. Please notify the conference secretariat if you have not received notification by the third week of November. If your abstract is accepted, one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper as scheduled. Guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book, which will be distributed during the conference. 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 typographic or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.