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International AIDS Conference 2010: Highlights & Key Scientific Outcomes From Andrew Fullem

Andrew Fullem, MSPH

I’ve been fortunate to attend international HIV conferences for many years. Several of those conferences stand out in my memory for the results they produced. In Vancouver (1996), researchers first announced the results of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) clinical trials—changing the future for millions of us living with HIV. In Durban (2000), delegates…

NIH-Led Scientists Find Antibodies that Prevent Most HIV Strains from Infecting Human Cells

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Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory. The scientists also have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat. According to the scientists, these antibodies could be used to design improved HIV vaccines, or…

Wrap-up from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

IAC 2010 attendees

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Today is the last day of the International AIDS Conference . Throughout the week we’ve had the pleasure of hearing key scientific outcomes along with policy and program updates from the meeting. We were encouraged by the expanded use of new media at the conference this year….

Bringing the International AIDS Conference to DC in 2012

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I have had the pleasure of participating in the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna this past week. As you may know, last week, President Obama held a reception at the White House to celebrate the work of the HIV/AIDS community as his Administration launched the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The positive reaction to…

NIH’s Dr. Jack Whitescarver Honored with New IAS Presidential Award for His Outstanding Commitment to the Global Fight Against HIV

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Jack Whitescarver

Today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) honored Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Associate Director for AIDS Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research, for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV, and his pioneering work in the field. During the closing session of the XVIII…

XVIII International AIDS Conference

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

Greetings from the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna! It is invigorating to once again be among the more than 20,000 HIV/AIDS scientists, public health officials, advocates, and front-line workers in the fight against this disease. The International AIDS Conference always provides a platform for the world’s HIV/AIDS leaders to share the latest information and…

IAC Day 4: Malignancies and People Living with HIV/AIDS

Dr. Valdiserri at work at IAC

Today at the International AIDS Conference  meeting, researchers from the United States, France, Canada, and Romania presented findings on the important clinical topic of malignancies that can develop in people with HIV/AIDS. Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported that the rates of so-called “AIDS-defining malignancies,” like Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodkgin lymphoma (NHL), have…

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Research Highlights

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared the latest scientific information with the conference delegates about the actual steps that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) takes when it makes contact with the human genital tract (through exposure to semen or vaginal secretions) which result in infection.Understanding, in detail,…

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