HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 14th European AIDS Conference, sponsored by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), October 16-19, 2013, in Brussels.
Conference highlights include antiretroviral therapy strategies and new HIV drugs, new treatment for hepatitis C, biomedical HIV prevention, HIV cure research, and the epidemic in Eastern Europe.
HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013), June 30-July 3, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Conference highlights include antiretroviral therapy strategies, treatment access, investigational agents for HIV and hepatitis C, management of HIV-related complications, biomedical HIV prevention, and HIV cure research.
A newly identified natural recombinant form of HIV, dubbed A3/02, was associated with nearly a 3-fold higher risk of progression to AIDS and AIDS-related death -- as well as a shorter time from seroconversion to AIDS or death --compared with 2 more common types found in West Africa, researchers reported in the August 9 advance edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
A majority of new HIV infection occurred among gay and bisexual men in all but 2 states, according to the latest data from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, described in the November 29, 2013, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Although the number of gay men reporting unprotected anal sex rose significantly from 2005 to 2011, men who knew they were HIV positive were less likely to engage in risky sex than men who remained unaware of their status.