The International Workshop on HIV Transmission seeks to improve the understanding of the HIV virus and its ability to infiltrate the global community. By providing an international interactive platform for clinicians, researchers, and other experts in the field of HIV, the workshop enables in-depth discussion and debate on all relevant mechanisms of HIV transmission. Experts can then integrate knowledge gained through this conference into their daily practice or continuing research in order to better combat the continued spread of this epidemic. 



The International Workshop on HIV Transmission 2020 will be a scientific, abstract-driven, highly educational 2-day virtual conference comprised of:

  • State-of-the-art lectures
  • Keynote speeches
  • Case presentations
  • Abstract presentations
  • Round-table discussions
  • Debates
  • Q&A


Session 1: Ending The HIV Epidemic (EHE) in the US

  • Introduction on EHE, John Brooks, CDC, USA
  • Testing
  • Treatment, Roy (Trip) Gulick, Cornell College, USA
  • PrEP, Jared Baeten, University of Washington, USA
  • Cluster detection and response, Alexa Oster, CDC, USA

Session 2: Immune Mediated Prevention of HIV Transmission

  • European Vaccine
  • Vaccine Trials - What went wrong with the vaccine trial 
  • Non-human Primates in the Context of HVTN 702
  • Passive Antibody Trial 

Session 3: Animal Models for PrEP and Vaccine

  • Non-human primate preclinical model for PrEP
  • Rhesus macaque versus other NHP model (cynomolgus/pig-tailed macaques)
  • Mouse model/CAR-T cells
  • Tissue resident memory T cells

Session 4:  Cellular Targets for Transmission 

  • Mucosal involvement in transmission

More information will be available soon.

Click here to view the program of HIV Transmission 2019: HIV TRANSMISSION PROGRAM