The 4th Maisha HIV and AIDS Conference


The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) is pleased to announce the 4th Maisha HIV and AIDS Conference whose theme will be

‘Translating the Science to End New HIV Infections in Kenya: Perspectives, Practices and Lessons’.
The conference is scheduled to take place from May 28-31, 2017 and seeks to promote public engagement in understanding existing and emerging HIV prevention, care and treatment research. It further seeks to explore the utility of these research findings in every-day policy and implementation decisions not only in health care service delivery, but also in community HIV services, financing decisions, planning by organizations and across sectors in order to create the necessary ripple effect for HIV epidemic control in Kenya.

The Conference will feature abstract-driven sessions in both oral and poster format; expert panel discussions along thematic tracks as well as invited plenary speakers on topical areas aligned to the conference tracks. A pre-conference meeting supported by the International AIDS Society (IAS) Educational Fund is scheduled to take place during the first two days to share key lessons learnt from the AIDS 2016 Conference and create a critical mass of Kenyan-based HIV professionals, government and county leaders, HIV program managers and youth advocates who are empowered to implement HIV strategies using the latest HIV research, both at county and national levels.

Conference tracks and sub-tracks

  • - Research on emerging HIV prevention options (PrEP, condoms, multi-purpose technologies, microbicides, vaccines)
  • - Interventions to increase uptake and adherence to HIV prevention services
  • - Scaling up HIV prevention among adolescents and young people, key populations and discordant couples
  • - Combining behavioural and structural interventions for HIV prevention
  • - HIV treatment as prevention
  • - Specific issues relating to HIV treatment and care in women, infants, children and adolescents; key populations
  • - Interventions to increase uptake, retention and adherence to HIV treatment and care
  • - Integrating HIV treatment and care with non-communicable disease programmes and sexual reproductive health services
  • - Advocacy for HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • - Community approaches and systems for HIV programmes
  • - HIV stigma, discrimination and the law
  • - HIV and the faith sector
  • - HIV financing and funding
  • - County ownership of the HIV response
  • - HIV and wellness in the world of work
  • - HIV in the information age: technology and electronic media
  • - Cash transfers for HIV prevention and control
  • - HIV and Education: current practice and opportunities
  • - Integrating HIV and gender-based services