CHICAGO – As the quest of new biomedical tools and interventions to prevent HIV infection and illness continues, Science Speaks is in Chicago this week covering the HIV Research For Prevention — HIVR4P 2016 — Conference.
The conference promises news of developments in HIV treatment as prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis, circumcision (or, as they say here, TasP, PrEP, MC), long-acting injectable treatments, vaginal and rectal microbicides, broadly neutralizing antibodies (or, as they say here, bNAbs) and other vaccine strategies, the ongoing search for multi-purpose technologies offering protection from infections and pregnancy (or, as they say here, MPTs), and cure.
More than 1,400 scientists, clinicians, advocates and others are here to discuss data, integrate approaches, and figure out how to reach everyone who needs access to new and existing HIV prevention technologies. We’ll follow a focus on vaginal bacteria, mucosal immunology, why macaque monkeys matter, small steps in self testing, and more. Join Science Speaks this week, for acronym-free reporting and analyses.