Accepted Abstract

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 Abstract submission Deadline Extended to October 22,2015...
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The upward trend of HIV/AIDS prevalence among women and children has had wide socio- economic and health consequences in MENA region including Iran. In recent years,the third wave of spreading HIV/AIDS has accelerated this increasing trend and made concern policy makers and researchers. Hence,holding meetings and conferences to exchange executive experiences and scientific evidences would be the best strategy to extract effective policies and draw robust road map to combat this problematic health issue. That’s why Shiraz HIV/AIDS Research Center along with Deputy for health of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and with effective collaboration of Center for Disease Control of the MOH have decided to hold “The Second International Congress on HIV/AIDS with a focus on Women and Children” 16-18th December 2015 in Shiraz,Iran. Undoubtedly,this congress will provide very good platform for all researchers and policy makers to put forward their invaluable knowledge and experiences. Moreover,this will adopt new strategies and approaches in health promotion and reduce the social implications of HIV infection among women and children. Fortunately,this congress like the previous one is benefitted from comprehensive support of UNAIDS,UNODC,UNICEF,UNFPA and WHO which shows the international importance of the selected subject. Hope by active participation of all researchers and policy makers,we could achieve the invaluable goal of the congress which is “Comprehensive and Evidence based policies to combat HIV/AIDS and its consequences among Women and Children”.   

Enjoy a few days in Shiraz

While the congress itself is intensive,we hope that you'll also make time to enjoy Shiraz. The location for the congress is right in the center of so many spectacular visiting locations,Darvaze Ghoran,Hafeziyeh,Kahjouye Kermani,Eram Garden,Jahan Nama Garden and just 60 km to Persepolis and Naghsh-r-Rostam. 

  keynote Speakers
  Dr. Sarah Hawkes

SARAH HAWKES is a physician,epidemiologist and Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health,United Kingdom. She currently holds the position of Reader in Global Health at the Institute for Global Health,University College LondonUCL). She has spent much of the past 20 years working and living in Asia, generating and disseminating evidence relating to the burden of sexual ill-health,including HIV and other sexually transmitted infections,among men and women in this RegionShe leads a research group at UCL looking at the link between empirical evidence and policy responses in sexual health and gender. Members of Sarah's research group,in collaboration with political scientists,are undertaking research in a number of low- and middle-income countries.  She works extensively with WHO and UNFPA as a member of various expert groups in sexual health and STIs

 Dr. Satvinder Singh

Dr Satvinder Singh is an HIV clinician,Family Physician and Public Health Specialist with the WHO/HQ HIV Treatment and Care Team.  Her area of focus is PMTCT and Pediatric HIV programs,working with UNICEF and the Interagency Task Team (IATT) on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women,Mothers and Children,to assist countries to reach elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and support those children that are infected.  She has extensive experience implementing HIV programs in South Africa,Rwanda,Nigeria and Lesotho as well as extensive clinical experience both in HIV and primary care practice in the San Francisco area in the US.  Her educational credentials include Harvard University,Cambridge University,McGill University,and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.   


JACQUES EMILE MOKHBAT is Professor of Medicine,Division of Infectious Diseases,Lebanese American University School of Medicine. He is founding member and president of Lebanese AIDS Society. He has been working with HIV+ patients since 1988,and has been delivering HIV related lectures and courses in conferences or short courses. 57 articles about infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS are recorded in his CV. He is expert in HIV therapy and surveillance system of HIV/AIDS. As a consultant he has worked with UNICEF,WHO,UNDP,UNAIDS,USAIDS,and World bank in HIV areas like PMTC,Stigma and discrimination,and ART guidelines Implementation. His educational credentials include Johns Hopkins,University of Minnesota Hospitals Phillips,and Saint Michael's Medical Center.

Congress Topics:

    Marginalized Groups:


Street Children

Runaway Adolescents

Women :

Strategies for reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS in children

Screening (PMTCT,High Risk Groups)

Family Health

Reproductive Health

Safe Sexual Behaviors



Health Challenge of infected children

Children Affected by HIV

Strategies for reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS in children

The challenges of early diagnosis of HIV in children

Comprehensive Support of HIV+ children

Health Promotion:


Education and Health Promotion

New Research in The Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV/AIDS



Important Dates
Conference Date : 16-18 Desember 2015
Registration deadline : 21 November 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 September
Abstract Notification: 22 Octobr 2015

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