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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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.

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AIDS 2010: No More People Living with HIV Dying from TB

Of the 33.2 million people living with HIV a third are estimated to also be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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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.

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AIDS 2010: Closing Session

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

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AIDS 2010: Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4 count because of issues such as the ongoing damage caused by HIV itself, and prevention of transmission. Issues in long-term treatment, such as potential side effects, the development of resistance, the cost and sustainability of programmes in resource-poor settings, are some of the potential problems for such a strategy.

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AIDS 2010: The Double-Edged Sword: Long-Term Complications of ART and HIV

The success of highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAART, has been evident for 15 years. Such long-term therapy can have complications though, especially when compounded by co-morbid conditions such as ageing and smoking.

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AIDS 2010: Integration of OST, TB, ARVs, Treatment and Scale-up for IDUs

The quality of the available public services which provide medical and social support are far from meeting the needs of injecting drug users (IDUs) and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

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AIDS 2010: Is AIDS Activism Dead?

This session will examine how leaders from key populations have made a difference by being involved. It will look at selected examples of how their meangful involvement in AIDS policy and programme design has improved the AIDS response, from advocating to change counter productive policies and laws such as criminalization of behavior, to ensuring that universal access targets, AIDS strategies, programmes and monitoring and evaluation systems take into consideration their realities and needs.

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AIDS 2010: Youth: Providing Leadership on AIDS and Demanding Accountability

Too many young people are living with or otherwise affected by HIV.

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AIDS 2010: Law Enforcement Leaders for Public Health and Rights

Participants of this roundtable include a chief of criminal policy, a high ranking police colonel who worked in drug law enforcement and the head of the Argentinean Public Defender’s Office. The moderator will lead the participants in a discussion of how law enforcement may contribute to a positive response to HIV, human rights, and public health and how the HIV community can engage the criminal justice system in a constructive dialogue.

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