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More Reports from the XIII International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa, July 9-14, 2000

August 8, 2000

The following are treatment updates from the 13th International AIDS Conference in July. Authors Erica Didier and Brian Coppedge followed the conference through daily webcasts and conference reports posted on the Internet. Many of the presentations, including all of the plenary lectures, and the opening ceremonies including South African President Mbeki's controversial opening speech, can be listened to and viewed at Also, extensive daily conference updates have been posted on the following Web sites,, and All of the above sites are free, but you must register to view the material on Medscape's site.

** In addition to the brief summaries here, STEP will be hosting a community forum on August 17, 2000 at 7 p.m. at Volney Auditorium at Virginia Mason Medical Center. At this community meeting Jeff Schouten, M.D. will provide more in-depth coverage of treatment news, and conference delegates Judith Billings and Janice Price, R.N., M.Ed., will discuss the epidemiologic and prevention information presented at the conference. The next issue of the STEP Perspective, due out in early September, will also include more information from the Durban conference. **


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