Category Archives: IAC

  1. IAC 2012: No Progress on Visas for Drug Users or Sex Workers

    Via Housing Works. One year from the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., prospects are looking dim for sex workers and drug users who want to attend. The International AIDS Society has announced that it will release a document in August that details the U.S. visa process for IAC 2012. That document will describe entry restrictions for Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAC, injection drug use, sex work, USA, Washington D.C.
  2. New Report: World’s Premier AIDS Event Neglects Populations Most at Risk for HIV

     via Global Forum on MSM and HIV Independent assessment indicates severe underrepresentation of gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs at the biennial International AIDS ConferenceA new report indicates that the International AIDS Conference (IAC), a biennial event convened by the International AIDS Society (IAS) that has become the world’s premier gathering for Read More >>

    gay men, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, homophobia, IAC, injection drug use, MSM, sex work, transgendered
  3. Straight Talk with Dr Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides

    Via PlusNews Global There were cheers and some tears at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July when delegates heard the news that a clinical trial in South Africa, had found a vaginal gel containing the antiretroviral drug, tenofovir, was 39 percent effective at reducing women’s risk of contracting HIV during sex. “There were tears from Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, IAC, IPM, Microbicides, Vienna
  4. AIDS2010 for Dummies: An Entertaining Review

    Via My Fabulous Disease, by Mark S. King If you require a clinical overview of AIDS2010 in Vienna, or a review of the scientific data presented, boy are you reading the wrong blog. Please check out those articles on The Body, AIDS Map, or the AIDS2010 organization itself. I’m more of a Charles Kuralt type of correspondent. Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, IAC, Vienna
  5. New York Times Examines Questions Left Unanswered By Microbicide Trial

    Via Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report The New York Times examines a set of questions raised by news out of the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 last week that a microbicide gel containing the antiretroviral (ARV) tenofovir used by women before and after sex helped reduce their risk of HIV infection by 39 percent. “After more than Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, CAPRISA, IAC, Microbicides, Vienna
  6. ‘The business of public health’: new research on financing of HIV programmes

    Via AIDSMap, by Rebecca Hodes At the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, a session on the financing of HIV programmes yielded important results about the long-term costs and health impacts of continued Global Fund financing of ART. John Stover, from the Futures Group, presented the findings of a model on the future financing required for Global Fund-supported Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, IAC, Vienna
  7. Gay Men Don’t Engage in Riskier Sex When Taking AIDS Pills, CDC Study Says

    Via CDC, by Simeon Bennett Gay and bisexual men didn’t have riskier sex or suffer serious side effects while using Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Viread in a study of whether taking pills to prevent HIV infection would loosen inhibitions or harm health. Gay and bisexual men who took a daily pill — either Viread or a placebo — Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, gay men, HIV transmission, IAC, new prevention technologies, PrEP, Vienna
  8. Scientists Say A Gel Can Slow HIV Spread

    Via NPR, by Ira FlatowScientists and policymakers are packing up their posters and PowerPoint presentations and heading home from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. Today is the last day of the week-long meeting, which featured speeches from Bill Clinton and Bill Gates. Some good news was presented at the meeting. The number of people receiving Read More >>

    AIDS 2010, IAC, Microbicides, Vienna