The conference on AIDS, which is held every two years in various cities around the world, is being held in Toronto this year from the 13-18 of August. //
The conference, ‘AIDS 2006’, which is the largest of its kind in the world, will feature 20,000 participants from across 120 countries. This conference, whose theme this year is ‘Time to Deliver’, besides being a forum for the world’s top medical authorities and AIDS experts, will also feature its own eminent personalities, like Mary Robinson (former president of Ireland), Bill Clinton, Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Bill and Melinda Gates and actor Richard Gere.
It was reported that AIDS 2006 would highlight the latest trends in clinical research, epidemiology, and the development in the social sciences and the political climate around the world. It was explained that some of the top topics that would be given priority would include new data on the origins of HIV-1, as to how certain populations tend to avoid infection despite exposure to HIV, the relationship between a single dose of neviparine and the response of pregnant women to antiviral treatment, on the people’s immune systems and resistance to anti-virals, about the relationship between tuberculosis and HIV, and results from ‘SMART’, which is a structured treatment interruption trial.
It was reported that the rights of women and girls, poverty, and sexual and reproductive health rights would be the agenda of the other set of priorities, as well as the findings of various ways to reach and treat sex workers, men who have sex with men, drug users and indigenous populations. It is expected that thousands of scientists from around the world would be presenting some 4,500 pieces of research and there is an as-yet-unknown number of late-breaking papers that could probably include everything from the latest efforts in producing an effective vaccine to the results of the clinical trials of microbicide gels (for use by women to pPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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