Digital Toolkit

This toolkit provides an overview of key IAS 2017 communications materials for individuals and organizations interested in spreading the word about the conference. Sign up to receive updates as new content is added to the Digital Toolkit leading up to and during IAS 2017.


  • The 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) will take place in Paris, France on 23-26 July 2017. This biennial gathering is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS related issues – bringing together a broad cross-section of more than 6,000 professionals from more than 120 countries.
  • Strong science, bold activism: Paris, which hosted the International AIDS Conference in 1986 and the IAS Conference in 2003, has always epitomized robust science translated into courageous steps forward to solve the challenges that the HIV epidemic has presented throughout the last three decades.
  • Pushing the basic research agenda: Organizers expect the presentation of major advancements in understanding the intricate viral and host interactions, in better characterizing and targeting the HIV reservoir, ways to tackle persistent HIV as well as the interaction and synergies with other fields such as cancer research and immune-based therapies.
  • New frontiers in clinical research: At IAS 2017, we expect new data on novel therapeutic strategies, including long-lasting drugs, simplified regimens and strategies for targeting persistent HIV to achieve a remission or cure. New science will also be presented on preventive and therapeutic vaccinations and on improved tools and strategies for PrEP.
  • How to reach the global goal of ending AIDS: The focus at IAS 2017 will be on new insights into ways to implement prevention, treatment, care and support services ever more effectively, without which it would be impossible to stop all new HIV infections and avert AIDS-related deaths.

How to follow and get involved

Join the #IAS2017 movement and help drive HIV science into policy and practice.

  • Follow our social media channels and the hashtag #IAS2017
  • Spread the word with sample social media messages below
  • Participate in our live social media events from the conference (dates and details to be announced)
  • Stay up-to-date by signing up for IAS 2017 communications updates

Sample social media


  • We’re joining more than 6,000 in Paris for @IAS_conference on #HIV Science. Follow #IAS2017 for updates.

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  • This year’s late-breaking #HIV science has been added to the #IAS2017 online programme:

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  • Online registration for #IAS2017 closes on 18 July. Register now to avoid delays on site:

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  • Follow @IAS_conference on Facebook to be notified when #IAS2017 Access goes live from Paris

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  • Browse the #IAS2017 online programme, mark your favourite sessions, and save your own custom itinerary:

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  • “In 2017, #Paris will be the capital of #HIV/AIDS research.” #IAS2017

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  • New at #IAS2017: Updates from #PrEP clinical trials and new #HIV prevention studies

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  • #IAS2017 will present the latest innovations in #HIV treatment and care that are clinically and cost effective

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  • The latest research at #IAS2017 on antibodies, the viral reservoir and controlling #HIV

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  • We’re excited to be joining more than 6,000 people from the global HIV response for the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science starting 23 July in Paris, France. Stay up-to-date on the latest HIV research coming out of the conference by following #IAS2017 on Facebook.

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Logos and brand guidelines

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  • The IAS 2017 brand guidelines offer guidance for communicators using the conference logos and branding in their own materials.

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Please contact the IAS communications team with questions or inquiries:

  • Mandy Sugrue, Senior Manager, Communications: mandy.sugrue[at]
  • Mona Dolan, Web Specialist: mona.dolan[at]
  • Andrew Brett, Digital Producer: andrew.brett[at]
  • Joe Entwistle, Multimedia and Marketing Associate: joe.entwistle[at]