Public health officials and medical professionals spoke out this week against newly instituted policies in New York and New Jersey -- later joined by Illinois and Florida -- calling for 21-day quarantine of people arriving in the states after being in contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. AIDS activists were among those spearheading the opposition, stressing that increasing stigma and discouraging medical providers from volunteering in Africa would only worsen the growing epidemic.
Paul Sax from Harvard Medical School and Mark Sulkowski from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine discuss highlights from this summer's International AIDS Conference, the largest and most comprehensive global meeting on the medical, public health, and social aspects of HIV and AIDS.
Highlights of this overview include the HIV cascade of care, developments in antiretroviral therapy, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other HIV prevention news, and new hepatitis C treatment for people with HIV/HCV coinfection.
HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of IDWeek 2014, October 8-12, in Philadelphia.
Conference highlights include the HIV cascade of care, experimental antiretroviral therapies, interferon-free hepatitis C treatment, and news about other infectious diseases including Ebola virus and enterovirus D68.
HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2014), September 5-9, in Washington, DC.
Conference highlights include experimental antiretroviral therapies for HIV, interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C, and news about other infectious diseases including tuberculosis, HPV, influenza, and Ebola virus.