Daily Archives: July 20, 2010

If You Can Treat Them, They Will Test

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Vuyiseka Dubula, General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign and plenary speaker on Monday at the International AIDS Conference, speaks about her own experience testing positive for HIV and being told she could not be treated. She speaks to the importance of providing HIV testing with the assurance that care is available if a person […]

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 […]