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IDWeek 2013, San Francisco

From coast to coast, Dr. Mike Cohen presses the case for immediate HIV treatment

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In the middle of the first week of the U.S. government shutdown, the meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board for the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS relief was a respite from the void, as clinicians and researchers discussed the unmet needs of adolescents, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and people […]

IDWeek: Latest approach to TB treatment looks at novel drug regimens

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With the pipeline for new tuberculosis drugs “perilously under populated,” the new paradigm in tuberculosis treatment focuses on using existing drugs and evaluating them in combination  to develop better, shorter regimens, according to leading physician scientists at last week’s IDWeek meeting in San Francisco.  Researchers are now looking at individual drug compounds and putting them […]

IDWeek: Much to do to “turn off the tap” of HIV transmission

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from IDWEEK 2013. Meeting in San Francisco from Oct. 2-6, with the theme “Advancing Science, Improving Care,” the conference features breaking scientific advances and approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV and TB. Although HIV transmission rates have declined over the past decade, “we still have much […]

IDWeek: What’s Up with TB Vaccines?

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from IDWEEK 2013. Meeting in San Francisco from Oct. 2-6, with the theme “Advancing Science, Improving Care,” the conference features breaking scientific advances and approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV and TB. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif — Willem Hanekom from the University of Cape Town updated IDWeek […]

IDWeek: Prompt antiretroviral treatment critical for HIV-TB co-infection

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from IDWEEK 2013. Meeting in San Francisco from Oct. 2-6, with the theme “Advancing Science, Improving Care,” the conference features breaking scientific advances and approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV and TB. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – The longer the delay in starting antiretroviral treatment for a […]