3rd HIV Research for Prevention Conference (R4P2018) – second reports

21–25 October 2018, Madrid


The Research for Prevention (R4P) conferences are held every two years to focus on vaccines, PrEP, microbicides, treatment as prevention and other biomedical prevention approaches.

This year the meeting was held in Madrid and attended by 1400 delegates.

The programme balanced a strong emphasis on basic science (vaccine-related studies, mAbs, pipeline PrEP) with a similar emphasis on practical issues of prevention research (who are accessing PrEP, including in different populations and including when people decide to start and stop).

With 138 oral abstracts and >600 posters, there were numerous other topics in between – although fewer clinical efficacy studies than previous years.

Comprehensive webcasts of the presentations from both plenary lectures and oral abstract sessions are now online, with a searchable abstract database and poster available in PDF format. Satellite sessions are also webcast.

Conference planner – with links to abstracts.


Reports included in this issue of HTB.

Links to other websites are current at date of posting but not maintained.