Category Archives: AIDS 2010 – Vienna

The 18th International AIDS Conference, Vienna.

A Marriage Made in Hell: HIV/TB Co-Infection

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Vienna — “Slow, timid, and uncoordinated.” Those were the words Tony Harries, Senior Adviser to the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, used to describe the response to deadly HIV/TB co-infection, with its 40 percent mortality. Harries opened the session of TB and HV Management in High-Prevalence Settings Wednesday morning at the 18th International […]

Post CAPRISA: Fauci Describes Another PrEP Trial Underway

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During a press conference Tuesday at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, describes the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE) trial. The study is testing the safety and efficacy of microbicide gel containing the ARV drug tenofovir, […]

Investment in AIDS Rebuilt South African Health Care System, Must Continue

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The following post is by HIV Medicine Association Executive Director Andrea Weddle, reporting from the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. “Invest in health. Invest in AIDS. Investing in AIDS is investing in health,” were the closing remarks from the South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi during his plenary address to the International AIDS […]

Antiretrovirals for Prevention: Panacea or Pandora's Box

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The following post is by Kenneth Mayer, MD, in response to the recent CAPRISA 004 trial results presented at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. He is the co-chair of the Global Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee and was recently elected to serve on the International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council. Treatment as prevention is a […]

Test, Treat & Go?

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The following post is by Andrea Weddle, Executive Director of the HIV Medicine Association, reporting from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Danish researcher Susan Cowan coined the “Test, Treat & Go” phrase after presenting data suggesting that the prevention benefit of HIV treatment accounts for a lower HIV transmission rate in Denmark. The presentation […]

Gates Calls for Scale-Up of Evidence-Based Prevention

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Vienna – Bill Gates told a packed audience at IAS 2010 that his Foundation is committed to AIDS for the long haul, while highlighting the need to maximize resources by scaling up the prevention strategies we can count on; male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and HIV treatment as prevention. Gates characterized […]

Twenty-four Members of US House Warn About HIV Treatment Slowdown

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A letter from 24 members of the US House of Representatives is requesting a detailed global HIV/AIDS treatment strategy from US Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby. Echoing concerns raised last week by the Lantos Foundation, the letter states in part: We are concerned that reported decisions to stop new enrollment for HIV/AIDS treatment at […]

Clinton to activists: Get more votes in Congress for AIDS funding

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Filed by Meredith Mazzotta from Vienna “This is only the end of the beginning,” former President Bill Clinton said at the Monday morning plenary session of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. “We have to transition now from what has essentially been a ‘make-it-up-as-you-go’ initial response to a calculated, long-term response.“ Part of that response, […]