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International AIDS Conference

Here is will you will find the latest information in Vienna coming out on new treatments, and when to start treatments. The conference runs from July 18 - 24.

This section provides you with all the conference-related articles published all in one spot. Other non-conference, including what is found here can be found on my (Brian Finch, founder and publisher) blog, Acid Reflux on PositiveLite.com.

Reporting on the XVIII International AIDS Conference sponsored by Gilead Sciences Canada.

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What hit hard at AIDS 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, CATIE, Health, Opinion Pieces, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE ED Laurie Edmiston “From the community perspective, AIDS 2014 was a strong conference, with an emphasis on key populations and the critical importance of human rights for these key populations.” And of course its emphasis on the treatment cascade

What hit hard at AIDS 2014

This article by Laurie Edmiston first appeared on the CATIE blog here.  

Welcome to CATIE’s first blog post. Launching what we hope will be an invigorating forum for discussion, it is fitting in this first post to focus on a major recent event in our movement – AIDS 2014, recently held in Melbourne, Australia.

This International AIDS Society conference received more than its usual attention from the mainstream media, due to the international tragedy of Flight MH 17, carrying six delegates on the way to the conference, including IAS Past President Dr. Joep Lange. For many Canadian delegates the news received during the conference that friend and colleague Elisse Zack, Executive Director of the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation, was in palliative care, meant there was a double sense of loss associated with this year’s conference.

Each conference has its own legacy. AIDS 2012 is remembered for its emphasis on the concept of the treatment cascade, the continuum of care illustrated by the steps from diagnosis to full benefit from care and treatment (suppressed viral load).

To read the rest of the article, including the French version, go here.

About the author: Laurie Edmiston is Executive Director of CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.

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