HIV/AIDS continues to pose many methodological challenges in study design and statistical analysis, from investigations at the molecular level to clinical trials and observational epidemiologic studies. The evolution of the disease and the methods of study available - including the increasing number of therapeutic options, possible prevention strategies, changing populations of affected individuals, as well as privacy concerns preventing direct study of contact networks - requires ongoing development of novel statistical and modelling approaches. Numerous innovations have been, and continue to be, generated from the need to analyze data from HIV studies.

This two-day workshop will provide an overview of the history, virology, and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, followed by a survey of statistical methods used in various aspects of HIV research, including phylodynamics and longitudinal and spatial investigations, and of the methodological challenges encountered when undertaking HIV prevention, clinical research, and vaccine development.