The Programme

Time Topic Speakers/Chair
15.00 Welcome, Introductions & Goals
Dr Udi Davodovich, Netherlands
15.05 Mental Health and HIV Speaker: ​Prof Francois Venter South Africa
Chair: Prof Lucie Cluver, Oxford/UCT, UK/SA
15.25 Mental Health and HIV Risk Speaker: ​Prof Pamela Collins, USA 
Chair: Dr Jose Catalan UK 
15.45 Scaleable Interventions for Mental Health Speaker: ​Dr Dixon Chibanda, Zimbabwe
Chair: Bridgette Prince SA
16.05 Infection and uncertainty:
The challenges of living with HIV and serious comorbid illness
Speaker: ​Prof Richard Harding, UK
Chair: Dr Bruno Spire
16.35 High Level Panel Roundtable
Mental health in the headlamps

- Ageing
- Community/ Chemsex  
- Mental Health Interventions
- Gender
Co Chair: Prof Vikram Patel, Harvard, India & 
Prof Lorraine Sherr UK
Panel: Prof Peter Reiss, Netherlands. Vincent Leclerq, France. Dr Felicia Browne, RTI Global. Prof Robert Remien, Columbia USA. ​Prof Melanie Abas, UK/Zimbabwe.
16.55 Audience Questions All speakers
17.25 Closing Remarks Speaker:  ​Prof Lucie Cluver, Oxford and UCT UK/SA. 
Chair: Prof Lorraine Sherr UCL UK

Keynote Speakers

Panel Members


The webinar series

A series of 3 free webinars over the course of 2021 to continue our dialogue, to provide update and to keep knowledge sharing.

22nd April 2021
The Nexus between HIV and COVID-19.

Date: 22nd April 2021 
Time: 15.00-17.00 UK time
Venue: Online
Registration: Closed

1st July 2021
Topic: Vaccines and Vulnerabilities - HIV COVID and Back.

Date: 1st July 2021 
Time: 15.00-17.30 BST
Venue: Online
Registration: Closed

17th November 2021
Topic: Mental Health HIV in the Headlamps.

Date: 17th November 2021 
Time: 14.00-17.00 GMT
Venue: Online
Regsitration: Open!

About AIDSImpact

AIDSImpact is an international behavioral and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, focusing both globally and on specific communities and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

AIDSImpact first convened in Amsterdam in 1991.

Each AIDSImpact meeting attracts delegates new to the field as well as a core group of loyal psychosocial and behavioral researchers, prevention workers, community members and policy makers from universities and institutes across all five continents who use the biannual meeting to present their studies, interventions and prevention schemes. 

AIDSImpact has evolved as one of the leading platforms for understanding, updating and debating the behavioral, psychosocial and community facets of HIV in light of changing social conditions and medical advances. In fact, a review of past AIDSImpact scientific programs reveals the evolution of the psychosocial and behavioral response to the HIV epidemic over the past 25 years.

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