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

August 17, 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 www.webcast.aids2000.com. Also, extensive daily conference updates have been posted on the following Web sites, www.thebody.com, and www.medscape.com. All of the above sites are free, but you must register to view the material on Medscape's site. 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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Correction

In the 8.8.00 issue of the STEP Ezine, an article titled "Can Resistant Viruses be Transmitted?," contained the following study summary:

"In a study conducted in Seattle and Los Angeles, pregnant women who were newly infected with HIV and treatment naive were tested for resistant mutations. About 10% of the women in this study had mutations that could cause resistance to NRTIs, NNRTIs or PIs, but all of the women with virus that contained these mutations were from the Seattle area, not Los Angeles."

This paragraph should have read:

"In a study conducted in Seattle and Los Angeles, pregnant women and other treatment-naive people newly infected with HIV were tested for mutations. About 10% of the people in this study had mutations that could cause resistance to NRTIs, NNRTIs or PIs, but all of the persons with virus that contained these mutations were from the Seattle area, not Los Angeles."


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