14 - 17 july 2021

Sexual Diversity and the City

STI & HIV 2021 World Congress
RAI Amsterdam | The Netherlands

Warm Welcome

Welcome to the STI & HIV 2021 World Congress to be held in Amsterdam from 14 to 17 July 2021! This bi-annual meeting dedicated to STI in its broadest sense will be organised by the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR) in collaboration with the International Union against STI World (IUSTI World), just like earlier editions.

Sexual diversity and the city

“Sexual diversity and the city” is this year’s theme and our mission is to address diversity, health and sexuality in the urban context. Why? Over 60% of the current world population live in urbanised settings, places where a large portion of the STI epidemic is also focussed. At the same time, urban environments offer networks, infrastructures, multidisciplinarity and creativity from which solutions can emerge. Cities can act as giant outdoor labs, experimental sites, research incubators and ideal environments for the implementation of interventions.

STI&HIV 2021 wolrd conference and the COVID-19 pandemic

Under the current COVID-19 pandemic the landscape of international scientific conferences is changing rapidly. The organisers of the STI&HIV 2021 world conference are well aware of this and in the process of remodelling the infrastructure to guarantee a safe and valuable meeting. Since both the pandemic and the answers to curb its impact are evolving on a daily basis it is hard to predict what the meeting will look like. You are invited to visit this website on a regular basis for the latest updates, or leave your email address so we can update you proactively.

We need to get out of our ivory towers and involve communities in our approach

Henry de Vries – Congress President

Important dates



October Abstract submission open
October Registration open


January           Abstract submission deadline
March Confirmation accepting/rejecting abstracts
March Late breaking abstract submission deadline
April Deadline early registration fee
May Deadline regular registration fee



Rai Amsterdam, the Netherlands