The Body Covers:
HIV Genetic Diversity: Emerging Clinical Issues
Academy of Medicine, New York, New York
June 30, 1999
The conference organizers hope to provide a forum for assisting physicians in their care for patients with HIV subtypes. The goals of the conference include helping physicians identify patients who may have HIV-1 non-B subtypes and/or HIV-2 as well as educating clinicians on how to select and access the appropriate diagnostic tests and virological monitoring tools for patients with such subtypes.
The conference is hosted by the African Services Committee, an 18-year old nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized in consultative status to the United Nations. HIV Genetic Diversity: Emerging Clinical Issues is cosponsored by Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH). The conference is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Bayer Diagnostics.
Following are selected conference summaries of abstracts reported exclusively for The Body by Jay Dobkin, M.D., Director of the AIDS Center, and an Associate Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases, at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York.
Funding for this conference coverage at The Body is provided, in part, by an unrestricted educational grant by Bayer Diagnostics.
Wednesday, June 30, 1999