This year ISHEID, the International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases, was held in Marseille, Franc. It ran from May 23 to 25 and brought together experts from around the world to discuss HIV and other infectious diseases. While not as well know as International AIDS conference which was held in Washington, D.C. in July, ISHEID plays and important part in monitoring and planning the global response to HIV. This year the symposium included presentations on the state of the pandemic, new medications, PrEP and long term management of HIV/AIDS. Normally, the wider world doesn’t get a look inside these medical gatherings. News reports have minimal details on what actually happens. Medical papers that discuss the conferences are rarely available to the general public. A few weeks ago, an article with highlights from ISHEID was published online, and is available for free to anyone who wants to download it. If you are interested in what the world experts on HIV/AIDS discussed in their May meeting, you can find the information here.