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IDWeek 2012

ID Week: A last look at AIDS, from beginning to end

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Do you remember where you were at the beginning of AIDS? Diane Havlir, who gave ID Week’s final talk on the epidemic, likes to ask that at the start of a talk, although she is increasingly aware that some of the physicians and researchers she is speaking to were children back […]

As the HIV epidemic explodes in the Philippines, a doctor’s call for artillery

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Standing next to his ID Week poster presentations –one on HIV opportunistic infections, one on flu monitoring — at the San Diego Conference Center last week, Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvaña cheerfully explained how he recently got chosen to be one of the Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. “I have a big […]

ID Week: Looks at evolving HIV treatment show gaps and opportunities

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SAN DIEGO, CA — In the old days, Joep Lange of the University of Amsterdam said, cost was more important than evidence. Lange, a clinical researcher specializing in HIV therapy, and a past International AIDS Society president, was addressing the landscape of HIV treatment in countries with limited resources. He followed with a review of […]

ID Week: Making the most of money and science

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, quests to identify the most effective responses — in spending, in treatment, and in prevention — continue, but informed by history and advancing science, are coming closer to their target, according to three panelists, in a continuation of ID Week explorations of the shifting HIV […]

ID Week: From family planning to HIV-positive pregnancy to growing up with HIV, researchers track challenges, changes

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SAN DIEGO, CA — A trio of presentations on HIV, Women and Child Health this morning told a story of success in preventing transmission of HIV from parents to children in the United States that has yet to be duplicated in developing countries, of options that could make a difference, and, in a look at […]

ID Week: Treatment is Essential to Bending the Curve of the Epidemic but Challenges Remain

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Dr. Wafaa El Sadr of Columbia University offered an ID Week presentation Thursday about the impact of treatment on the global epidemic and the new promise of changing the trajectory of the epidemic by scaling up treatment both to save lives and reduce HIV incidence.  She reminded her audience that treatment […]

ID Week: Awareness, treatment options, research needed to address HIV/Hepatitis B coinfection

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SAN DIEGO, CA- With liver disease the second leading killer of people living with HIV and one in every six HIV-positive people in resource-poor settings co-infected with Hepatitis B, efforts to increase awareness, screening, prevention, treatment access and research of effective treatments are needed, Dr. Chloe Thio told an audience at  ID Week, this morning. […]

ID Week: Biomedical prevention efforts must address range of challenges

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San Diego, CA — At a symposium entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in HIV Prevention today at ID Week, Jean Marrazzo offered a summation of the pre-exposure phophylaxis (PrEP) research findings and highlighted some of the nuances and unanswered questions about disparate study results. She began by defining the now widely used term “biomedical prevention” as […]