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Put the ‘Key’ in Key Populations

Posted 29 juin 2013, 04:49 , by Guest

By Datuk Dr. Raj Karim, Malaysian AIDS Council President

The global scientific community celebrated the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV last May, and we have certainly come a very long way since then. The many scientific breakthroughs in HIV research over the past couple of years hint at the possibility of a functional cure, and now there’s even talk of plausibly ending AIDS by 2050, provided we have the collective political will to achieve universal access to antiretroviral treatment, HIV prevention services and total elimination of mother-to-child transmission.

I couldn’t think of a better way to welcome the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) to our shores than with such resounding optimism. Civil society actors in the Malaysian HIV response sector are extremely excited to see how these scientific findings will be shared at IAS 2013 and benefit the people who need HIV science the most – key populations! More...