9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017)
23-26 July 2017, Paris, France
Scientific knowledge is the backbone of the HIV response. Over the past 30 years, scientific research has shaped and influenced our understanding and management of HIV and has pointed continually to better ways to reduce or prevent HIV-related illnesses, improve lives for people living with HIV and prevent new infections. Science drives the HIV response. Yet our extraordinary scientific progress against HIV and our ability to address all of the scientific challenges still before us are threatened by a weakening resolve to fund HIV science. Political commitment to sustained and predictable investment in a robust HIV science agenda must be strengthened in each of these areas to ensure that scientific progress against the epidemic is maximized and that gains are not lost.