SHM data and expertise at AIDS 2018

20 July 2018

With just a few days to go until the world AIDS conference, AIDS 2018, gets underway in Amsterdam, we’d like to draw your attention to the many presentations at the conference to which Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) has contributed data or scientific expertise. These include at least 11 poster or oral poster presentations, on topics ranging from PrEP and antiretroviral therapy to HCV and ageing-related comorbidities.

In addition, SHM will be co-organising a workshop on Thursday 26 July from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM in the Global Village. A collaboration between the Netherlands’ National Institute of Health & Environment, Oxford University and SHM, the workshop is entitled “Theory in practice: Combining new methods and data for HIV prevention”. Based on four short presentations, participants will learn how to get more out their data by combining the data with different analysis and modelling techniques. The workshop will end with an interactive quiz. Participation does not require any prior understanding of modelling, although some knowledge on HIV is necessary.  
Drop-in session
Finally, in the afternoon on Tuesday 24 July, SHM researcher Ard van Sighem will be at the Joint Commission/EU agencies booth in the Global Village during a special ECDC drop-in session to answer any questions you may have about the ECDC HIV modelling tool, together with Anastasia Pharris of the ECDC. Ard was instrumental in developing this tool, which uses evidence-based methods to estimate HIV incidence in a particular population.    
Click here for an overview of the presentations, including dates and times.