2021 SAHCS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHCS) popular biennial conference will be hosted in a virtual format this year, which has created the opportunity to add value beyond the ordinary – outstanding nationally and internationally renowned speakers will be presenting this year. Over the four days, SAHCS will live stream 14 events that will include plenary sessions, live Q&A sessions and workshops to take your HIV knowledge to the next level while providing you with the opportunity to connect online. Our inclusive programme includes a range of topics from game-changers for epidemic control to the latest clinical advances in the management of HIV. Register today!

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WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR

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Dear colleagues

We’re thrilled to present the 2021 Southern African HIV Clinicians’ Society Conference, brought to you for the first time in a virtual format. The past year-and-a-half’s pandemic has brought many changes to the region, and now is an excellent time to regroup and focus again on the latest within the field of HIV medicine. Our program boasts some of the field’s leading lights, both nationally and internationally, but our focus in the conference remains on providing practical advice and scientific updates to you, the healthcare worker.

We plan to cover the newest treatment approaches, as well as updating you on the latest concepts and complications in 2nd- and 3rd- line therapy and viral load monitoring. We won’t shy away from controversies in the field, including the vexatious issue of whether integrase inhibitors really cause weight gain – or merely unmask it. Of course, HIV medicine wouldn’t be HIV medicine without the challenge of managing its often fierce opportunistic infections, so we’re excited to include several sessions on advanced HIV care focusing on both medical comorbidities and opportunistic infections. And we’ll be hearing about the latest updates on HIV vaccination and HIV cure research from experts in the field. This and much more awaits you in our 2021 conference, and it is an absolute pleasure to bring this to you. See you there!

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MONICA GHANDI

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SHABIR MADHI

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LINDA-GAIL BEKKER

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DENNIS BURTON

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GRAEME MEINTJES

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FRANCOIS VENTER

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MARK SONDERUP

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NELESH GOVENDER

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NICOLAS PATON

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JOSE R ARRIBAS

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ROY GULICK

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MANDISA DUKASHE

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ANNEMARIE WENSING

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GLENDA GRAY

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SILINGENE NGCOBO

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DOUG RICHMAN

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HELEN REES

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INDIRA GOVENDER