Five key themes of AIDS 2012
NAM/aidsmap with a guide to what's going to be hot in Washington D.C. this summer
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 far beyond those who are in Washington.
Whether or not you are attending the conference, we’ll be working hard to provide news coverage so you don’t miss out. (You can sign up to receive our free conference emails here.)
Can’t wait for the conference to get started?
Our coverage will focus on five major themes, incorporating research findings reported across all tracks of the conference.
To get you started, we’ve put together a reading list – background reading on the key themes so you can explore recent articles and key resources, on aidsmap.com and on other websites.
Click on the links below for a wealth of information on these important topics.
1. Making the prevention revolution real
- HIV treatment as prevention
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis
- Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention (AVAC resources)
2. Expanding testing and treatment
- Promoting HIV testing
- Task shifting to nurses
- What will it take to put millions more on antiretroviral therapy?
- Towards universal access (UNAIDS)
3. Turning the tide for key populations: women, children, MSM, people who inject drugs
- Meeting the needs of MSM in resource-limited settings
- Global Forum on MSM & HIV
- Harm reduction and human rights
- Preventing HIV among injecting drug users (UNAIDS)
- Children (UNICEF resources and Paediatric Treatment for Africa resources)
- Women (GenderAIDS)
- Global Plan Towards Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive
4. Turning the tide on TB
- TB and HIV
- Improving TB diagnosis
- TB/HIV, mothers and children
- Going beyond the clinic to eliminate TB
- Stop TB Partnership
5. How can we achieve an HIV cure?
For more information
You can find out more about the conference on our conference webpages at www.aidsmap.com/aids2012 and on the official conference website at www.aids2012.org.
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