Articles tagged with: International AIDS Conference

Webinar: 2012 International AIDS Conference overview

published: November, 29, 2012 Categories // International AIDS Conference , Community Events, Conferences, Events, Health, Events, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

ACT’s December Community Health Forum provides an overview of two conferences held in 2012: the International AIDS Conference and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Attendance is free.

Webinar: 2012 International AIDS Conference overview

The fourth workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  This month, the forum will provide an overview of both the International AIDS Conference held in Washington in July 2012 and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), held in San Francisco this past S

My thoughts on HIV/AIDS in 2012

published: August, 01, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Activism, Conferences, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Guest writer Mark Hanlon, formerly executive director, AIDS PEI, shares his pre-conference thoughts - and we think he’s right on what needs to be done. Did the conference deliver? You be the judge.

My thoughts on HIV/AIDS in 2012

The 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC is the first time that the conference of activists, researchers, medical professionals and people living with HIV/AIDS is being held in the United States since President Barack Obama lifted the ban on travel of people living with HIV/AIDS into the US. Even as an observer from afar, the buzz around this year's conference seems to be optimistic, positive, and full of hope. Researchers are set to unveil a road map (strategy) towards a cure

Five key themes of AIDS 2012

published: July, 12, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

NAM/aidsmap with a guide to what's going to be hot in Washington D.C. this summer

Five key themes of AIDS 2012

This article by  Keith Alcorn originally published by NAM/www.aidsmap.com is republished with permission. If you have an interest in HIV and have been anywhere near the internet in the last few months, there’s a good chance you will have heard of the 19th International AIDS Conference, also known as AIDS 2012. The conference is taking place in Washington DC, 22nd to 27th July. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend, but the reach of the research presented at the conference will go

Reigniting the HIV/AIDS Conversation = TeamWork: @HashTagHIV Campaign

published: May, 17, 2012 Categories // Social Media, Activism, International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Revolving Door, Media, Guest Authors

Guest author Daniel Bauer says “T-E-A-M-W-O-R-K!!! Yes that is what is going to create the most effective, super-global vaccine to END AIDS during this generation.”

Reigniting the HIV/AIDS Conversation = TeamWork: @HashTagHIV Campaign

Listen, I get it! We are all doing our own thing. . . outreach, prevention, testing and much more. Kudos to all of you who are getting their hands in the mix of the work that is necessary to care for those living with HIV/AIDS and necessary to educate those not living with HIV/AIDS to prevent contracting this virus and other STI's / STD's as well as to combat stigma and to get tested! On a serious note. . . I hear the following being repeated a lot (in fact I hear myself saying this too) . .

Getting Engaged? Part I

published: March, 11, 2011 Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy isn’t contemplating marriage but rather talking about engaging the HIV community. Like marriage it can be a life-long struggle.

Getting Engaged? Part I

I feel a bit rejected. Once again I’m denied a scholarship to a major HIV conference. This time it’s the upcoming CAHR (Canadian Association for HIV Research) conference in Toronto. The organisers describe it as “the main venue for HIV researchers in this country to present the results of their work and engage in vibrant knowledge exchange activities with their peers as well as with investigators in other disciplines and with the HIV/AIDS community”. (My underline). I guess it’s

Treatment as Prevention: Pulling the Wool?

published: September, 16, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The debate over treatment as prevention is heating up. To quote last week’s news story in AIDSmap “Canadian researchers have published a large cohort study indicating that higher uptake of antiretroviral therapy might reduce HIV transmission

 . .  .  considerably  in some populations."  You can read the full article here.  Note that the headline is ”HIV Diagnoses fall as treatment expands in British Columbia”. Sounds like a cause-and-effect thing, doesn’t it? Sounds like that over on the west coast they’ve found the answer to halting the epidemic.  Or have they?   First I need to be upfront with my biases. I’m someone who finds the "treatment as prevention" issue problematic.