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The XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)

July 18-23, 2010

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Mark S. King

Video blogger Mark S. King was in Vienna to cover AIDS 2010 from his fabulous point of view.

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Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

For the first time, a microbicide gel containing an HIV medication has been found to have some protective effect against HIV -- and even more protective effect against genital herpes. Although the findings are only preliminary and the gel faces years of additional study, the gel's success still represents a huge step in the development of an HIV prevention method that puts the receptive partner in control during sex.

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Mark S. King: A Final Look at AIDS 2010 in Vienna

"Life is such an arbitrary thing; I was born here, you were born there, she was born over there. That simple geography equation will mean virtually everything when it comes to our human rights, our access to basic health care and services, and how long we will likely live on this planet."

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  Condoms at AIDS 2010

An Anti-Inflammatory Antiretroviral? Meet the CCR5/CCR2 Antagonist TBR-652

What sets TBR-652 apart from other CCR5 antagonists -- heck, all other antiretrovirals on the market today -- is that it's also designed specifically to block another receptor, CCR2, which has been tied to inflammation.

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HIV Transmission & Prevention HIV Policy, Law & Activism
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Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women by 39%

Although the findings are only preliminary and the gel faces years of additional study, the gel's success still represents a huge step in the development of an HIV prevention method that puts the receptive partner in control during sex.

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  Gary Bell

How Much Slack Should Activists Give Obama? Gary Bell on Bill Clinton's Speech at AIDS 2010

"My respect for Bill Clinton had dwindled as a result of his tactics in campaigning for his wife Hillary against [Barack] Obama. Therefore, I was even more pleased to hear his common-sense defense of President Obama."

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About This Conference

The International AIDS Conference is easily the largest formal gathering of HIV/AIDS community members on the planet. Originally meant to provide researchers with a global forum for discussing the latest developments in the field, in recent years the conference has increasingly become more of a political, social and community event. It now involves nearly 20,000 attendees and features a vast array of events, presentations, protests, speeches and discussions that explore every corner of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The conference takes place once every two years; this year brings us the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. The last conference was held in Mexico City in 2008 and was attended by 30,000 people.

For more information on AIDS 2010, we recommend you visit the official conference Web site, where you may also view the conference program.


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