International AIDS Society


The XIX International AIDS Conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field in the following scientific tracks:

Track A:
Basic Science

Track B:
Clinical Science

Track C:
Epidemiology and Prevention Science

Track D:
Social Science, Human Rights and Political Science

Track E:
Implementation Science, Health Systems and Economics

For detailed descriptions of each scientific track, please visit the track scope and objectives page.

Regular abstract submission closed on 15 February 2012. All notifications have been sent in early April to the submitting authors.

Late Breaker abstract submission closed on 22 May 2012.

Final selection of late breaker abstracts will be done by members of the Scientific Programme Committee in June 2012, for oral presentation or poster exhibition. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance of abstracts will be emailed to the submitting author in mid-June 2012. It is the submitting author’s responsibility to inform all co-authors of the status of the abstract.

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Abstract Selections

AIDS 2012 received 11,715 abstracts, a 15% increase over AIDS 2010. After an intensive review process, 3,600 abstracts (31%) were accepted for inclusion in the AIDS 2012 programme. Abstracts were initially reviewed and scored by a team of 1,358 peer reviewers from 94 nations using a blind, peer-review process. Each abstract was scored by at least three reviewers. In late March, 40 members of the Scientific Programme Committee and the Track Committees met to review the highest scoring abstracts, select the abstracts for inclusion in the programme, and create 65 oral abstract sessions and 40 oral poster discussion sessions. Co-chairs of the Community Programme Committee and the Leadership and Accountability Programme Committee also participated in the process along with observers from several of the conference organizing partners.

The Scientific Programme Committee worked hard to select the highest-quality abstracts and ensure diversity among topics, regions and key affected populations.


Key Dates

15 February 2012
Regular abstract submissions close

Early April 2012
All abstract authors will be notified

19 April 2012
Abstract submissions late breakers open

22 May 2012
Abstract submissions late breakers close

Contact Details
Abstracts Department