The 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) kicks off on Sunday, 17 July and promises to offer a wealth of important scientific news, including the first full presentation on HPTN 052 and new data on a wide-range of topics including elite controllers, gene therapy, effectiveness of existing treatment regimens, co-infections, microbicides, PrEP, task-shifting, and decentralization of care. There are a number of online resources for those following at home and those attending the conference. All can be accessed through the conference website.

The Programme-at-a-Glance (PAG) will include slides with audio from more than half of the sessions, including all plenary sessions and most oral abstract sessions. Audio/slides for most sessions will be posted within six hours, though in some cases it will take 12-24 hours.

Abstracts will be available through the PAG and posted at the time of presentation.

Rapporteur Reports
Rapporteurs will prepare summaries of all sessions along with daily summaries in each track, available here.

The Conference Blog is live and already has posts from a variety of guest authors. We’ll be posting more this week and tracking key developments during the conference and encourage your feedback, thoughts and ideas.

We are tweeting – @ias2011 – and encourage you to tweet and re-tweet along with us, using #IAS2011.

Follow IAS 2011 on Facebook for updates on and links to key sessions and developments, as well as photos, video highlights and interviews.

The IAS 2011 YouTube channel has past interviews and talks from conference speakers and leadership and we’ll be adding more from the conference.

Photo Library
Free, high-resolution photos for use by the media and others (with appropriate credit) will be available through the IAS 2011 online media centre.

Online Partners Coverage
News Reports by NAM

NAM will offer news stories on major scientific presentations on and publish a free daily news bulletin in English and translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Sign up here to receive the bulletin via email.

Scientific Analysis by CCO

Clinical Care Options’ (CCO) online coverage at will begin the week of 17 July and include expert audio highlights, capsule summaries of important clinical data, downloadable slidesets and more.

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