World AIDS Day

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Burnet Institute is a partner and proud supporter of the Victorian World AIDS Day 2019 Community Launch and Community Forum, and mHIVE Symposium, to be co-hosted this year by Living Positive Victoria, and The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, on Friday 29 November.

Highlights include:

  • The Official Community Launch with Keynote Address from Doherty Institute Director and CEO Professor Sharon Lewin AO
  • Community Forum: You and Me Can Stop HIV to be moderated by Burnet Institute Deputy Director (Programs) Professor Margaret Hellard AM
  • Speakers from Living Positive Victoria
  • The World AIDS Day mHIVE Symposium: Harnessing Antibodies for HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure with Keynote Address from Associate Professor Marina Caskey (Rockefeller University)
  • The mHIVE Community Forum
  • Young Investigator oral and poster presentations

World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1 December each year.

It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, and it’s a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to honour and acknowledge people who have died.

Ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat is now a real possibility.

However globally, an estimated 36.7 million people are living with HIV, with 46 percent on life-saving antiretroviral treatment, according to the World Health Organization.

In Australia, more than 26,400 people are living with HIV and according to annual HIV surveillance data more than 10 per cent are unaware of their HIV-positive status.

HIV is a major focus of research at Burnet.

Find out how you can support our lifesaving HIV research.

Date & Time

Friday, 29 November, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM AEDT


Doherty Institute
792 Elizabeth Street,
Melbourne 3000

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor Mark A Stoové

Head of Public Health Discipline