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World AIDS day 2023

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  • Start time: 14:00 End time: - 18:15
  • Event Location: The Francis Crick Institute
  • Event Type: Public Event

World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1st December every year. To raise awareness of AIDS and HIV research, we are organising a ‘World AIDS Day event’ at the Francis Crick Institute on the afternoon of Friday 1st December 2023. This will be will open to members of the public as well as colleagues at the Crick and beyond. We hope that this will raise awareness of HIV and AIDS amongst scientists, their friends and the wider public, as well as highlighting the importance of HIV research. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Progress towards HIV eradication: prevention, vaccines and cure’.

We would like to invite you to join us on the 1st of December 2023. This is a free event, however, there are limited seats in the auditorium and so entry is by registration on Eventbrite.

Looking forward to seeing you then!


  • 14:00

    Introduction to HIV-1 and World AIDS day

  • 14:15

    The progresses in HIV prevention and treatment - Prof Anton Pozniak

  • 14:45

    HIV vaccine development - Prof Katie Doores

  • 15:15

    Improving the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV (including presentations from “Expressing Ourselves” exhibition)
    - Jack Summerside (Positive East)

  • 15:30

    Coffee Break

  • 16:00

    Policy matters
    - Annie Howard (National AIDS Trust)

  • 16:15

    Curing HIV: past success and future hopes - Prof Ravindra Gupta

  • 16:45

    Panel discussion

  • 17:15


  • 18:15