Media Center

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Media Materials

Media Program and Policies

HIVR4P operates a robust media program designed to encourage informed global media coverage of the latest HIV prevention research developments presented at the conference. More than 50 journalists representing print, broadcast and online media outlets from around the world attended and reported on HIVR4P 2016, with many more covering the proceedings from afar.

The conference media program includes daily press conferences on the program’s scientific highlights, meet-the-expert sessions and a fully operational media center for journalists.

Media Registration

Qualified journalists who are either employed by or on assignment to a recognized consumer, professional medical, scientific or HIV community media outlet may apply for media accreditation to HIVR4P 2018. Media accreditation includes complementary admission to the conference sessions as well as to journalist-specific events such as press conferences and meet-the-expert sessions, use of the HIVR4P media center and the opportunity to book accommodations at the conference hotel at the discounted participant rate.

The conference will consider applications from a maximum of two qualified reporters per media outlet. Additional access may be made available for video or audio crews supporting registered journalists, if space permits.

Media accreditation will not be provided to representatives of medical marketing companies; investment publications; representatives of non-media (e.g., sales, marketing, or advertising) departments or entities; university or research newsletters; outlets or individuals sponsored by non-media commercial enterprises; or personal blogs. Media accreditation is reserved to working journalists, and is granted at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Journalists seeking media accreditation to HIVR4P 2018 should provide full contact information (name, phone, email), the name of the media outlet or outlets they will represent at the conference, two recent bylined clips or links to broadcast stories, and either proof of employment or a letter of assignment to the HIVR4P 2018 Media Manager, Mark Aurigemma, at [email protected].

Journalists are encouraged to apply for media accreditation in advance of the conference. On-site media registration will only be available if space permits,  please see the Press & Media Registration counter to register on-site.  

Journalist Fellowships Resources

Journalist fellows can access resources here:


All research presented at HIVR4P 2018 is embargoed. Embargoes on oral abstract studies lift at the conclusion of the study’s presentation at an official HIVR4P conference session or in an official HIVR4P press conference, whichever is earlier.

Embargoes on all poster presentations lift on Tuesday, 23 October at 10.00 CEST or at the conclusion of any presentation of the study in an official HIVR4P press conference, whichever is earlier.

Embargoes apply to traditional and social media. All HIVR4P participants including research sponsors, presenters, journalists and all attendees are required to follow the conference embargo policy.

Please direct any inquiries about the HIVR4P 2018 media program and embargo policy to Mark Aurigemma at [email protected].

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