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20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia

AIDS 2014: Confronting tragedy and progress, 20th International AIDS Conference brought approaches, community together

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“Unity” was the word that incoming International AIDS Society President Chris Beyrer used to characterize AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. The word, he said, at a panel discussion last week, described the response to the loss of six HIV movement leaders, who, en route to the conference died in the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight […]

A look at AIDS 2014: Stigma and discrimination pose barriers to accessing health services

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Science Speaks covered AIDS 2014 with live coverage and guest posts and is continuing this week with insights on issues raised during the week. The following post is by Laura Nyblade, of Health Policy Project, RTI International MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Nearly every plenary speaker at the International AIDS Conference last week, from political leaders to scientists […]

AIDS 2014: Peer programs engage injection drug users in Kenya and Tanzania

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia this week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  During a symposium on harm reduction and people who use drugs today, researchers from Kenya and Tanzania pointed to strategies and services to increase the participation of […]

AIDS 2014: Pediatric treatment lag demands planning, action, final plenary speaker says

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia this week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –   Shaffiq Essajee spoke during today’s plenary session about HIV prevention and treatment for children with a strong focus on the treatment side. “While we are seeing 60 […]

AIDS 2014: Antiretroviral treatment update kicks off final plenary session

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia this week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  Professor David Cooper kicked off the final opening plenary in Melbourne today with a review on antiretroviral therapy including a look at recommended drug regimens for first- […]

AIDS 2014: Activists hold die-in to protest high price of Gilead’s hepatitis C drug

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  Activists surprised Gilead corporate executives today with a “die-in” to protest the pricing of Gilead’s hepatitis C drug, Solvaldi (sofosbuvir). As Gregg Alton, Gilead’s Executive Vice-President […]

AIDS 2014: “What good are interventions if we live like we have a gun to our heads?”

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –    Laurindo Garcia, a gay man living with HIV in the Philippines offered a moving conclusion to the opening plenary In Melbourne on Thursday, speaking to […]

AIDS 2014: Men who have sex with men and transgender women have risks and resilience

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  During the opening plenary today, Beatriz Grinszteijn offered insights about men with have sex with men and transgender women echoing many of the themes raised in […]

AIDS 2014: PrEP is a beginning with new prevention technologies in the works

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA –  Dr. Kenneth Mayer of the Fenway Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health offered a comprehensive look at HIV prevention technologies at the opening plenary […]