Navigation Links
CONRAD to host HIV symposium at 2nd Annual Antivirals Congress

Arlington, VA CONRAD HIV and microbicides experts will be featured at the 2nd Annual Antivirals Congress organized by Elsevier publications. This year's conference is being held on November 11-13 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge. Executive and Scientific Director Gustavo Doncel and Director of Product Development David Friend will discuss ex vivo models for testing topical antiviral microbicides and current antiretroviral based microbicide products.

Other speakers at the CONRAD symposium include Tom Hope from Northwestern University and Patrick Kiser from the University of Utah who will speak on defining the interaction of HIV and the mucosal barriers exposed during sexual transmission, and novel microbicide dosage forms to prevent HIV transmission, respectively.

What: CONRAD Symposium: The Use of Antiviral Agents to Prevent HIV Transmission

When and Where: Monday, November 12th 2:00-3:40PM Boston Marriott Cambridge

CONRAD, a not for profit scientific organization based in Arlington, Virginia, specializes in developing new contraceptive methods and products to prevent or reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Several products in the pipeline focus on multi-purpose prevention options which provide contraception as well as HIV and STI protection. CONRAD tested and developed tenofovir gel, the first drug to show proof of concept that a vaginal gel containing antiretrovirals can reduce HIV and HSV-2 infections when used before and after sex.

Tenofovir is a drug commonly used by those infected with HIV to prevent the virus from multiplying in the immune system. A clinical study of women in South Africa who used a vaginal gel containing tenofovir has shown that it is 40-54 percent effective in reducing sexual transmission when used before and after sex.

The Antiretrovirals Congress provides state-of-the-art reports for scientists, health professionals and non governmental authorities to accelerate progress in the development and application of antivirals. The Congress serves as an interface between different interest groups from academia, those in research and development, regulatory and governmental agencies, charities, and health and industry professionals.


Contact: Annette Larkin

Related medicine news :

1. Triple negative breast cancer symposium highlights current advances
2. John Theurer Cancer Center hosting 8th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium
3. Kessler Foundation scientists present cognitive research findings at MS dual symposium
4. fiteBac™ SkinCare, LLC Participates in OSAP Symposium on Infection Control
5. International symposium on veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy to be held in Vienna
6. Media alert: 24th EORTC - NCI - AACR Symposium Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
7. Symposium on sustainability to feature three new NJIT faculty
8. Key research from the 2012 Breast Cancer Symposium highlights treatment advances for early breast cancer
9. Leading stem cell scientists to focus on diabetes, eye diseases at Cedars-Sinai symposium
10. Penn Translational Medicine Institute to hold 7th Annual Symposium
11. International symposium will address non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the young
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... ... 6:00 a.m. EST until 11:59 p.m. EST, customers will be racing the ... orders $80 or more to free gifts with purchases, there will be a new sale ... website for skin care and cosmetic needs, customers will save on already discounted prices. , ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is only one major question facing all ... year? , This question has not been an easy question to answer. Especially when ... and the younger workforce don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... According to an article published November 6th by The ... of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists to wear helmets may not actually ... the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, while helmets have certainly prevented a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... the health care in America. As people age, more care is needed, especially ... are rising, and medical professionals are being overworked. The forgotten part of this ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... safe and convenient way to dispense prescription medications at home, so he invented ... way to monitor and dispense prescription medications. In doing so, it could help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the European Therapeutic Drug Monitoring ... Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities"  report ... ) has announced the addition ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ) has ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the Italian Therapeutic ... Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" report to ... --> This new 247-page report provides ... monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, sales ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: