Understanding factors and mechanisms, cellular pathways, viral features and immune interaction of mucosal HIV transmission should provide important insight to design prevention methods to interrupt transmission.
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To date responses to the epidemic have been largely individualistic, bypassing families.
AIDS 2010: Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: MSM and Their Needs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Around the world HIV continues to spread among men who have sex with men (MSM).
AIDS 2010: CLOSE THE GAPS: How to Counter the Retreat from HIV Treatment Scale Up; Current and Future Prospects for Scaling-Up Optimal AIDS Treatment
The past decade has shown that providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) makes clinical, social and economic sense. ART is bending all epidemiological curves, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality, and recent research now shows that treatment also reduces HIV incidence. Despite this evidence, donors are shifting their focus away from AIDS just as efforts should be ramped up.
Of the 33.2 million people living with HIV a third are estimated to also be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
AIDS 2010: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS
According to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in low- and middle-income countries.
For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.
Three years after the adoption of the WHO/UNAIDS Guidance on Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling, universal access to HIV testing remains a distant goal.
AIDS 2010: Providing Leadership on Critical HIV/AIDS Issues: An Appeal by and to Members of Parliament
The severe stigma attached to HIV makes it a sensitive and often politically unattractive issue to champion.
This special session will discuss challenges for youth organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS.