INTEREST (HIV) Conference

Known as the “African CROI” the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents. INTEREST is co-organized by AIGHD and Virology Education.


The INTEREST Conference showcases cutting-edge knowledge in the fields of HIV diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV-1 infection as well as to continue to foster the building of a community of African physicians and scientists who will discuss implementing local solutions for the management of patients living with HIV-1 infection and for the prevention of HIV transmission.


INTEREST 2019 was the biggest conference in history with more than 600 abstracts received and over 650 attendees! Planning is underway for INTEREST 2020. Check back over the coming months for an announcement on dates and host country!

Past conferences:

2007 – Kampala, Uganda

2008 – Dakar, Senegal

2009 – Lusaka, Zambia

2010 – Maputo, Mozambique

2011 – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

2012 – Mombasa, Kenya

2013 – Dakar, Senegal

2014 – Lusaka, Zambia

2015 – Harare, Zimbabwe

2016 – Yaounde, Cameroon

2017 – Lilongwe, Malawi

2018 – Kigali, Rwanda

2019 – Accra, Ghana