International AIDS Society


The 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) is organized by the IAS, in partnership with The Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA).

Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is the International Chair and Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman is the Local Co-Chair. Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, PhD, is President of the IAS and Director of the “Regulation of Retroviral Infections” Unit, at the Institute Pasteur in Paris. She is recognized for her contributions to HIV/AIDS research, in particular as the first author of the publication that reported in 1983 the discovery of a retrovirus, later named HIV, in a patient at risk for AIDS. In 2008 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for her contributions to HIV/AIDS. She is a member of the French Academy of Science.

Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman is Dean of Medicine at the University of Malaya where she established the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) in 2008. She was President of the Malaysian AIDS Council from 2006 to 2010 and continues to serve as an Executive Committee member. In addition to her clinical and academic commitments she has been actively involved in the community response to HIV/AIDS in Malaysia. She remains as the Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and is also presently is the Co-Chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on HIV.


The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over 16,000 members in 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to HIV/AIDS. IAS members represent scientists, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The IAS is the custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference and the host of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.


The Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) was established in 2007 to respond to the need to better understand the Malaysian HIV epidemic and to build local capacity in conducting HIV related research. Since its establishment it has become the leading Centre in Malaysia conducting HIV related research in various fields including epidemiology, social behavioural, clinical and laboratory based research.