The main theme of this Congress in Kobe is "Bridging Science and Community". Even though science has made great strides in virological and pathophysiological understanding of HIV infection and ARV development, it is essential that a bridge is built to all affected communities so that they have access to and can participate in the development of prevention, treatment and care strategies. Without the active ownership of the communities at a local level, an effective and decentralized response to HIV/AIDS will not be possible.
Major issues still remain to be addressed even with the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) such as accessibility and affordability of HAART, and improvement of quality of life. Discrimination and prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT), drug users and sex workers still prevail, and knowledge / information for prevention of transmitting or acquiring HIV is more necessary than ever.

The 7th ICAAP deals with diverse topics and they will be divided into five tracks, namely;

Track A     Basic and Clinical Sciences
Track B     Treatment, Care and Support
Track C     Prevention and Epidemiology
Track D     Culture, Gender and Sexual Issues
Track E     Political, Economic and Social Contexts
We welcome abstracts that facilitate discussions on how to bridge science and community. Although abstracts submitted for Oral Sessions or Poster Presentations will be categorized into these tracks according to authors' preferences, the Program Committee reserves the right to allocate abstracts to different tracks, based on the keywords the author indicates, depending on the number of submitted papers.