Activism has long been a factor in advancing treatment and finding a cure for AIDS. Organizations like ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group) advocated for those infected from the beginning of the epidemic. Because of these groups, patients have benefited from research funding that has led to cutting-edge treatments and transformed […]
The best reason for coming to a conference like this, in my opinion — indeed, the best reason to even have an International AIDS Conference — is to bring people together from around the world to meet and to talk. I’m not talking about the formal presentations, valuable as they might be, but the spontaneous interactions that take place one-on-one throughout the week.
“Turning the Tide for Children and Youth” was a diverse series of presentations about both scientific and programmatic strategies to curb transmission, particularly among women and children.
Barton Haynes began the session with a review of current thinking in vaccine development. Building on recent insights into the moderate (31%) efficacy of the RV144 vaccine trial, he highlighted the protective efficacy of IgG against V1/V2 and the need for future vaccines to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies
The waves of optimism which have swept through this conference were, for the first time in many years, stirring the field of women and children in the Wednesday morning plenaries.
Following a riveting and comprehensive discussion by Dr. Chewe Luo from Zambia on the current state of maternal-to-child-transmission and treatment of children worldwide, Linda Scruggs, an HIV-positive woman working in the field for [more than] 20 years, mounted the platform to spontaneous applause.
Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sharon Stone, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Gates and Elton John are a few of the headliners to speak this week at AIDS 2012, the XIX International AIDS Conference, which runs through July 27 in Washington, D.C.
Phill Wilson, president of the Black AIDS Institute, delivered an inspirational and informative plenary session on Monday. At the start of his talk, he stressed the diversity of the U.S. HIV epidemic: “We have one of the most complicated epidemics in the world.”