Reporting from IAS 2013

Beginning 29 June, Theo Smart (and perhaps others) will be live tweeting, blogging, and posting articles to this site from the 7nth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013). IAS 2013, the world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS – will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC ) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 June-3 July 2013. The event is organized by the International AIDS Society, in partnership with Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), University of Malaya, a centre that was established in 2007 to undertake HIV-related research with a particular focus on HIV and substance use and related co-morbidities including tuberculosis and hepatitis C.

The IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention is held every two years and attracts about 5,000 delegates (including some of the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders). The latest developments in HIV-related research will be presented and analysed with an eye on how to apply scientific advances into practical solutions that improve the global response to HIV/AIDS.

Big news this week: WHO’s 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention: has the organisation over-reached? Or is it merely recommending a global standard of care we ought to be trying to deliver, as a human right of people living with HIV? Stay tuned….

Theo’s work at this meeting is being supported by the International AIDS Society, and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+).

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