Media Center

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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 here. 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 have a history of freelance placement with recognized consumer or professional medical, scientific, or HIV community media outlets may apply for media accreditation to HIVR4P 2018. Media accreditation will not be provided to representatives of medical marketing companies; biotechnology and 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.

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 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. 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, 1–2 recent bylined clips or links to broadcast stories, and either proof of employment or a letter of assignment in the case of freelance journalists to the HIVR4P 2018 Media Manager, Mark Aurigemma, at

Journalists are encouraged to apply for media accreditation in advance of the conference. On-site media registration will only be available if space permits.

Journalist Fellowships

HIVR4P’s Journalist Fellowship program brings approximately 25 leading journalists covering HIV from around the world to the conference. Journalist scholars participate in daily briefing sessions and a two-day issues training with experts from the field. Details on the conference Journalist Scholarship Program will be available soon.

This is a highly selective opportunity. Applications are accepted from 9 April 2018 to 4 June 2018. An application form will be posted on the HIVR4P 2018 website. 


All research presented at HIVR4P 2018 is embargoed until the conclusion of the study’s presentation at the conference. Embargoes apply to all forms of dissemination of research news, including press releases, published media interviews, and social media dissemination. All HIVR4P participants, including research sponsors, presenters and attendees, are required to follow the conference embargo policy.

Please direct any inquiries about the HIVR4P 2018 media program to Mark Aurigemma at

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