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Expert Previews Major HIV Presentations at IDWeek 2013

By Myles Helfand

October 2, 2013

As IDWeek 2013 got officially underway in San Francisco today, conference chair Joel Gallant, M.D., offered a glimpse at some of the most noteworthy HIV-related presentations to come as the meeting unfolds.

HIV is one of the focal points of IDWeek, an annual conference founded in 2012 to provide a new, cross-disciplinary approach to the sharing of research, knowledge and best-practice guidance on numerous infectious diseases, particularly those with relevance within the U.S.

Dozens of HIV-related study presentations and sessions will ultimately take place at IDWeek 2013 before the meeting concludes on Oct. 7. Speaking to gathered media at the meeting's opening press conference, Gallant called attention to a handful of specific talks and studies that he felt were particularly worth noting. (As TheBodyPRO.com covers each of these stories in more depth, we'll add links to our articles below.)

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Among the symposia and panel discussions, Gallant noted three in particular:

In addition to those broad-topic symposia, Gallant also called attention to four study presentations that will offer new data of clinical relevance for HIV care providers:

Gallant, a leading HIV clinician-researcher, is the associate medical director of specialty services at the Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, N.M., and the chair-elect of the HIV Medicine Association, one of the partner organizations jointly producing IDWeek.

Myles Helfand is the editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.

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