• Abstract submission is closed. The selection results will be announced in the week of September 14.
  • Complimentary registration is given to young professionals with an accepted abstract. A 50% discount is offered to young professionals without an accepted abstract.



  • Pathogenesis
  • Microbicides/Vaccines
  • Comorbidities
  • Transmission & Prevention
  • Treatment & Cure
  • Technologies & Methodologies


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 31 August 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 Microbiome in HIV 2020 accepts encore abstracts as long as the research has new data at the time of the conference.


e-Poster presentations instructions will be communicated.


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


We are pleased to offer free registration to young investigators with an accepted abstract and a 50% discount on the registration fee for young investigators without an accepted abstract.
IMPORTANT: Free registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.

Applicants should:

  • Be 35 years of age or younger
  • Be a current Master/PharmD/PhD student OR
  • Have obtained a MD/PharmD/PhD degree in the last five years

An application form needs to be completed by a supervisor and received by the Virology Education secretariat at least two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. Please click the following link to download the form: Young Investigators Form. A research supervisor should complete the form and the applicant should have it submitted before 31 August. These can be sent to Federica.Ressa@vironet.com. Virology Education will contact the young investigator with instructions regarding registration for the workshop once the application has been received.


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 in the week of September 14. Please notify the conference secretariat if you have not received notification by that date. 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.


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.