Every year, we bring together health and social care professionals for a one-day conference, exploring the latest research and updates on paediatric HIV. We focus on a few themes, looking at key issues that affect our work supporting children and young adults who live with HIV. The conference is RCPCH CPD accredited.

Chiva Conference 2024

Our 18th annual Chiva conference will take place on 15 March 2024 in Birmingham and will be in-person only.

The day will cover a range of vital issues and updates, from understanding HIV-related stigma, to engagement in care, youth involvement in Chiva’s work, and the latest HIV research. There will also be afternoon workshops. 

Please find the programme below.

Registration fees

Chiva professional members are eligible for a discounted rate.

  • Member Consultants: £50
  • Member Health and Social Care Professionals: £30
  • Non-Member Consultants: £65
  • Non-Member Health and Social Care Professionals: £45
  • Corporate/ Industry Professionals: £125

To qualify for a discount, become a member of Chiva here

A limited number of travel bursaries will be provided for health and social care professionals who are members of Chiva. Email [email protected] to find out more.

Student places

Chiva is offering 10 free places to medical, nursing or social care students. To apply:

  • Write 200 words outlining how attending Chiva’s 18th annual conference would benefit you in your professional training and future career. 
  • Email this to [email protected] by 31 January 2024. 

Places for community organisations

In some cases, we offer other non-profits and community organisations free attendance, as well as the opportunity to host a stand. Please get in touch with [email protected] to discuss. 


Abstracts are now invited for posters, and potential selection for oral abstracts. The deadline for submissions is 9am on Friday 9 February 2024.

Please note, presentations do not need to be exclusive to this meeting and may be presented elsewhere.

Further information and submission instructions can be found here

Getting to the Venue

The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW, is located next door to Birmingham New Street Station, making it a two-minute walk for those arriving by train. 

There is also a car park, NCP Birmingham New Street, right behind the venue.


The venue is linked by a glass walkway to the Birmingham City Centre Holiday Inn. 

You can book by contacting:
[email protected]
0121 634 6222

Chiva Conference 2023

The 17th Annual Chiva conference: Growing up, growing older and living well with HIV, was held on Friday 17 March 2023 as a hybrid event.

The day covered the lifespan of what it means to grow up with HIV, from achieving U=U in vertical transmission, key new studies around infant feeding, the work of youth peer mentors in clinics, and ageing with HIV, among other issues.


In 2023, we decided not to hold a Chiva family conference. Instead, we now hold a family residential weekend each year.

Find out more here


You can view information and programme details for earlier conference below. Chiva members can access more content from past conferences in the Members Area.