An attendee at the 2015 Hawaiʻi 2 Zero Conference

Over the past five years approximatley 80 to 100 newly diagnosed cases of HIV have been reported annually in Hawaiʻi. On World AIDS Day, December 1, the Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS will host the 2016 Update: Hawaiʻi to Zero conference, which will detail how the state might realize a Hawaiʻi to Zero goal.

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS (HICFA) and community partners will lead discussions updating local efforts to prevent, treat and cure AIDS.

Speakers, including keynoter Julie Dombrowski of the University of Washington, will provide updates on the latest research in HIV prevention. Also speaking will be HICFA Director Cecilia Shikuma and center scientists including Lishomwa Ndhlovu, who was awarded top-tier funding from the National Institutes of Health this year to test his “shock and kill” strategy to eliminate HIV in the body.

The event is free and is being held in the John A. Burns School of Medicine’ Sullivan Conference Center and the UH Cancer Center.

For more information, download the conference brochure (PDF).