Category Archives: CROI2010

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco

Don't miss the April 1 online presentation on treatment as prevention

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Can ARV treatment be used to prevent HIV infection?  What are the implications?  How far along is the science? Mark your calendar to hear an online presentation and discussion on treatment as prevention, Thursday, April 1 at 10am EDT. You can ask questions via the web as it is taking place, and you can also […]

More Evidence That ART Is Treatment & Prevention

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. The notion of treatment as prevention got a significant boost this week at CROI, where the results of a new study were presented by Deborah Donnell, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle. Dr. Donnell […]

Putting the “C” into MTCT- Saving Kids

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. Attention turned to HIV among women and children at CROI today, when Elaine Abrams, MD, a senior a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public […]

Male Circumcision: Progress and Problems with Implementing this Prevention Tool

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. It’s been almost 3 years since the World Health Organization developed its recommendations and goals for male circumcision. As Kim Dickson, MD, an AIDS expert with the WHO, outlined in a presentation at CROI today, scale-up has not […]

Door-to-Door Home-based Testing Offers a Key to HIV Prevention

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. The evidence for scale-up of home-based testing is straightforward and compelling. In Africa, an estimated 17 million people with undiagnosed HIV infection are responsible for 90 percent of infections. Testing rates remain low in many sub-Saharan African countries, […]

At CROI, Goosby, Other HIV Experts Address PEPFAR’s Vital Role in Next Phase of AIDS Battle

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting this week from CROI in San Francisco. The opening day of CROI included a session on the future of PEPFAR, featuring the US lead on global AIDS, Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD, as well as the health minister of Namibia and the UNAIDS deputy director.  Kevin […]

CROI Opening Session: Guiding the Global Response

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski, who is attending the Conference on Opportunistic Infections and Retroviruses (CROI) this week in San Francisco. This is her first post; check back regularly for her blogs throughout the conference. The opening plenary of this leading HIV scientific conference—titled “Guiding the Global Response”—highlighted efforts to model the […]

Tune in to Science Speaks and NAM for News from CROI

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One of the most important scientific HIV/AIDS conferences will open next week in San Francisco—the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. You can get news from this invitation-only event here at Science Speaks, as well as at www.aidsmap.com, which will be providing in-depth coverage of the conference. Science Speaks will have updates on the […]