Conference embargo policy

By submitting an abstract to AIDS 2022 – the 24th International AIDS Conference – you agree to adhere to the conference embargo policy. The policy specifies that while authors may publish the fact that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the conference programme, they may NOT share data from the abstract in any form (print, broadcast or online publication, news release or conference presentation) before its official release at AIDS 2022.

As is the case with most scientific and medical conferences, AIDS 2022 abstracts are released to delegates and media under a strict embargo policy. A detailed breakdown of the embargo policies for different types of abstracts will be communicated once the abstracts have been selected for presentation at the conference.

Embargo breaks by presenters

A conference committee will review any potential cases of embargo breaks by presenters. Embargo breaks by presenters may result in the removal of the abstract in question from the conference programme. This includes publication of the abstract data in a journal or public outlet before presentation at the conference.

Please direct any questions or concerns about the conference embargo policy for presenters to the AIDS 2022 Abstracts team at [email protected].

Embargo breaks by media

Journalists who receive embargoed information related to studies to be presented at AIDS 2022 agree not to publish that information before the conference media embargo is lifted regardless of the source or format of the information (slides, press release, abstract or interview). Violation of the embargo policy by a journalist will lead to one or more of the following measures:

  • Suspension of the journalist’s conference credentials
  • Removal of the journalist’s name from the IAS media distribution list for two years
  • Refusal to award media credentials for upcoming IAS conferences.

Please direct any questions or concerns about the conference media embargo policy to the AIDS 2022 Communications team at [email protected].