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AIDS 2022

The 24th International AIDS Conference is scheduled to take place between 29 July – 2 August in Montréal, Canada, and virtually. Here is everything you need to know to get ready!

IAS – the International AIDS Society – leads collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power.

Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

Why attend?

AIDS 2022 will call on the world to come together to re-engage and follow the science. It will define future research agendas, shift latest evidence to action, and chart a new consensus on overcoming the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being.

AIDS 2022 will feature:

  • 100+ hybrid speaker sessions and panel debates live from Montreal and around the world
  • E-posters showcasing cutting-edge research with live in-person and on-demand presentations
  • The largest-ever scholarship programme, providing registration, travel and internet support
  • Multiple opportunities for networking and engaging in speaker Q&As
  • The Global Village and Youth Programme in Montreal and virtually
  • On-demand 24/7 access to all session recordings via the conference platform
  • In-person and virtual exhibition and daily educational workshops
  • Tailored live, semi-live and pre-recorded satellite symposia and pre-conference meeting packages hosted in Montreal and virtually

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Early registration closes 1 March 2022 at 23:59 CET.

All registrations for AIDS 2022 must be submitted through the online registration form.

Group registration is applicable for 5 or more persons.

Media registration is free for qualified individuals attending AIDS 2022 as journalists, photographers, videographers and community educators.

COVID-19 and Immigration

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on travel to Canada are currently in place. As a first step, delegates need to find out if they are eligible to travel to Canada.

Foreign visitors are allowed to enter Canada if they:

  • Have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines (full vaccination is also required for visitors who have recovered from COVID-19)
  • Have received their last dose at least 14 days before the day they enter Canada
  • Have taken a pre-entry molecular test, not an antigen test, within 72 hours of travel and are in possession of the test result
  • Have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19

Accepted vaccines are:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S) – only one dose required
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Sinopharam BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)


The AIDS 2022 Scholarship Programme provides financial assistance to eligible applicants around the world to attend AIDS 2022 either in person, in Montréal, Canada, or virtually.  

The programme supports individuals who contribute to the conference programme, as well as applicants who can demonstrate that they will transfer the skills and knowledge acquired at the conference to the work they undertake in their own organizations and communities.​ The Scholarship Programme is open to anyone working or volunteering in the field of HIV and who is at least 16 years old on 27 July 2022. Priority will be given to:

  • Abstract presenters, workshop facilitators and organizers of Global Village and Youth Programme activities whose submission has been selected for the conference
  • Applicants from lower-income countries
  • Applicants who belong to key populations and people living with HIV
  • Young people and junior investigators below the age of 35
  • Applicants who did not previously receive a scholarship for an International AIDS Conference

Pre-conference Meetings

Pre-conferences are independently organized meetings that offer a wide range of population- and issue-specific programming within the field of global health and development.

For the first time, AIDS 2022 pre-conference meetings will be hosted in person at the Palais des congres de Montréal, Canada, as well as virtually. Organizers can therefore reach a bigger audience and offer a more exclusive event for registered delegates who attend either in person or virtually.

The AIDS 2022 pre-conference programme will take place on Wednesday, 27 July, and Thursday, 28 July 2022.

Pre-conferences are reserved for non-commercial entities, large foundations, governmental and UN agencies.

To host a pre-conference, organizations need to submit a letter of interest to preconferences@aids2022.org by Monday, 28 February 2022. The letter must include:

  • A brief description of the topic for their event
  • The preferred pre-conference package
  • The preferred date(s) and time slots (27 and/or 28 July)

Due to the popularity of the pre-conference meetings, applications are reviewed and selected on a rolling basis. Organizers will be informed if their submission has been accepted by 31 March 2022 at the latest.