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PlusNews Weekly Issue 325, 09 March 2007

1. Award for Excellence in HIV and AIDS Communication in Africa

This is a call for nominations for this award ceremony in to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during May 2007. The award recognises organisations working in the field of HIV/AIDS communication in Africa.

Forms for nominations can be downloaded at AfriComNet website: or can be requested by email from AfriComNet secretariat information desk:

2. 4th African Conference on the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research

Set to take place from 24 April to 3 May 2007 in Kisumu, Kenya, this conference will address the gap in translating knowledge into practice by providing a forum for:

  • sharing innovations and success stories to inform future approaches to HIV and AIDS
  • creating effective awareness of obstacles to application of what is known
  • sharing on how to contextualise imported or imposed models for intervention
  • defining effective packages for action
  • identifying effective approaches that yield results

For more information or to register, visit:

3. Fifth African Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

This conference is due to take place from 27 - 29 March 2007 in Kampala, Uganda with the theme of "HIV/AIDS and Children: The challenges of care and protection of children in Africa".

For more information contact:
5th African Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
C/O ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter
Plot 1
Kira Road
P.O. Box 26460
Tel: +041-254550

Online at:

4. Fourth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007)

Registration, abstract submission and exhibition sales for the Fourth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007) to be held in Sydney, Australia, 22 - 25 July 2007, are now available online.

IAS 2007 will feature reports on the latest developments in the areas of basic, clinical and prevention science. The conference will continue its strong emphasis on treatment and pathogenesis, while building upon the biomedical prevention agenda introduced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2005.

As a defining feature of this conference series, IAS 2007 will examine how scientific advances can, in very practical ways, inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.


The abstract submission deadline is 7 March 2007, midnight CET (Central European Time). Abstract submission guidelines, programme tracks and other abstract related information are available here:


To encourage broad participation in the conference, organizers are offering a two-tiered fee structure, with lower registration fees for delegates from low- and middle-income countries and students/post-docs. Delegates are encouraged to register before 1 February 2007, midnight CET, to avoid a surcharge.

Click here for information on the types of registrations and the corresponding fees.

Click here to create a conference profile and then register for the conference.


Exhibition sales are available until 10 May 2007. Click here to read more about exhibitions, satellites and sponsorship opportunities.


  • Standard registration fee ends: 1 February 2007
  • Abstract submission closes: 7 March 2007
  • Late registration fee ends 10 May 2007
  • Exhibition sales close: 10 May 2007 (subject to availability)


1. Young children and HIV: Strengthening family and community support

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, a global partnership of nationally-based organisations working to support community action on AIDS, has released the 'Young children and HIV' toolkit.

It aims to help local organisations and service providers to strengthen family and community support for HIV infected and affected children under eight years of age by providing practical guidance on how to meet their developmental, care and treatment needs.

Download the complete kit at:


1. ICASA 2008 - change in venue

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) has announced a change in the venue and date of the 15th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), which was originally scheduled to take place in Libreville, Gabon from 8 to 11 December 2007.

Wwing to logistical problems that could not be overcome by December of this year, the next ICASA is now scheduled to be held in Dakar, Senegal from 8 to 11 December 2008.

For more information, please visit the SAA website at

2. Nigeria HIV/AIDS Summit

Scheduled for 1 to 5 April 2007, at the International Conference Centre, in Abuja, the purpose of this summit is to review and assess the impact of the national HIV/AIDS response and build consensus on effective programming in Nigeria.

The local organising committee of the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Summit is also calling for abstracts.

For more information on the objectives, outcomes and abstract guidelines for the summit please check the website: or e-mail: / or call: 09-4613723 / 09-6710055 / 09-6700547




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INDIA: Generic medicines walk the plank


· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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