The Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) is dedicated to the promotion of critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS, and to promoting dialogue about social science and humanities research within the scientific community and between researchers and affected communities. ASSHH has taken a leading role in supporting new scholars and encouraging the dissemination of HIV social science and humanities research in academic and non-academic settings.
The first three ASSHH conferences were held in 2011 in Durban, South Africa, in 2013 in Paris, France and in 2015 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The conferences showcased cutting edge, high quality social science and humanities research and fostered debate about how to better sustain and integrate social perspectives in the global HIV response. Each meeting has attracted between 200 and 350 attendees from around the world, including Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Brussels, Canada, Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malawi, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, and USA.