Category Archives: AIDS 2010 – Vienna

The 18th International AIDS Conference, Vienna.

Top Five Lessons from Vienna

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Many themes emerged during the 18th International AIDS Conference last week in Vienna. Here is our list of the top five: Universal Access to HIV Treatment and Prevention Remains Elusive Goal From comments by Bill Gates to the many activist demonstrations, a main theme at IAS 2010 was fear over dwindling funds dedicated to the […]

Starting HIV Treatment Earlier Improves Mortality for Co-infected Patients on TB Treatment

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The following post is by HIVMA Executive Director Andrea Weddle, reporting from the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. In another late breaker session Thursday, French researcher Blanc presented data supporting early initiation of HIV treatment for patients co-infected with HIV/TB and suggesting it could reduce deaths in co-infected patients by 33 percent. The results […]

Lack of TB Screening for PLHA: “Malpractice on the grandest scale”

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Vienna — “Today, only 4.1 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are screened for TB,” said RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter during a press conference Wednesday at IAS 2010.  “And this is despite TB being the most likely infection to kill [HIV infected persons.]” “Failure to provide this screening is malpractice on the grandest scale,” […]

A Marriage Made in Hell: HIV/TB Co-Infection

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Vienna — “Slow, timid, and uncoordinated.” Those were the words Tony Harries, Senior Adviser to the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, used to describe the response to deadly HIV/TB co-infection, with its 40 percent mortality. Harries opened the session of TB and HV Management in High-Prevalence Settings Wednesday morning at the 18th International […]

Lantos Foundation Says Lantos-Hyde Vision Now "Faltering"

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Today a powerful statement was issued by the Foundation created to carry on the legacy of Representative Tom Lantos, the US legislator and Holocaust survivor who, before he passed away, played a leading role in reauthorizing PEPFAR.  The Lantos Foundation is chaired by Lantos’ widow, Annette Lantos.  Read the full statement.  An excerpt: “Before he died, [Tom […]