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Prevention of Vertical Transmission of HIV Discussed at IAS 2013 Satellite Session: "Beyond Option B Plus”

Posted 24 juin 2013, 08:51 , by Guest

By the International AIDS Society – Industry Liaison Forum (ILF)

Despite progresses in the prevention of vertical transmission of HIV, paediatric HIV still persists as a major plague, in particular in resource-limited settings. Option B+, the life-long initiation on antiretrovirals of all pregnant women, will certainly contribute to reducing vertical transmission, while also creating new challenges.

To further the reflexion on this topic, the International AIDS Society – Industry Liaison Forum (IAS-ILF) and UNICEF co-organize a satellite session entitled “Beyond Option B+” as part of the Programme of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013). More...



IAS 2011 in Rome: An exciting opportunity

Posted 21 juin 2013, 11:14 , by Guest

By Ranjita Biswas, India, IAS 2011 Media Scholarship Recipient

Earning a media scholarship to attend the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011 ) in Rome, gave me an opportunity to interact with researchers, organizers, and most important of all, be privy to  the exciting news about Treatment as Prevention. As revealed at the IAS 2013, breaking news kind of information in the AIDS-related field, separate studies provided the first evidence that a daily oral dose of More...

Volunteering at the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Posted 20 juin 2013, 10:47 , by Guest

By Franziska Perl, AIDS 2010 and IAS 2011 volunteer

The first time I volunteered was for the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna, Austria. I had never volunteered before and given the opportunity that this well-attended international event was held in the city where I lived, I was very excited to become part of it.

I was about to pick up my badge and my T-shirt at the conference venue, when I noticed that some volunteers were already busy packing conference material into delegate bags. More...

Engagement Tours Offer Opportunity to Visit Innovative Organizations

Posted 19 juin 2013, 10:10 , by Guest

By the IAS 2013 Community Advisory Group

The Community Advisory Group (CAG) is excited to offer delegates the opportunity to see first-hand the work of some innovative Kuala Lumpur-based organizations through the Engagement Tours. Following the success and positive evaluations at previous IAS conferences, this year’s CAG has found four very interesting organizations where conference delegates can receive a guided tour – free of charge and limited to one tour per delegate. To register please email More...

IAS 2013 Carbon Offset Programme: Moving Mountains Trust

Posted 14 juin 2013, 11:46 , by Guest

By Michael Evans, Moving Mountains Coordinator

Moving Mountains Trust is delighted and honoured to have been selected as a supported charity by the IAS 2013 conference!

Moving Mountains is a small and dynamic NGO committed to long-term sustainable development. We work in Kenya, Nepal and Borneo with some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities in the developing world. The project won the AITO 'Roger Diski Community Project Award' in 2012.

Donations to Moving Mountains through the carbon offset programme from delegates who attend the 2013 conference will support our work in Borneo, protecting and enriching the Sarawak rainforest in partnership with indigenous Penan communities. More...