AIDS 2010 Conference Buzz: Day Four
July 22, 2010
Each day during AIDS 2010, we'll be following tweets, blog entries, and news stories coming out of the conference and posting a daily roundup of some of the most interesting news to hit the Web.
There were fewer big stories out of AIDS 2010 today, as everyone continued to follow up on CAPRISA. As the conference passed the halfway point, people began to sit back and reflect on the conference around them. Colleen Hanrahan wrote a series of tweets about the differences and similarities between AIDS 2010 ands AIDS 2008. The differences were positive, such as, "We have practical evidence that circumcision WORKS as prevention-- up to 60% effective at preventing infections in men," and "China is here, and I never saw much from them at AIDS2008-- looking for even more China at AIDS2012 in DC." On the other hand, the similarities mostly highlighted problems: "TB is not really on the agenda, and we KEEP talking about how to integrate TB and HIV programs without much success AIDS2010," and, "Microbicides replace male circumcision as the "how to implement" problem of AIDS2010." (The series begins here.)
Another twitter using conference-goer tweeted, "Wins & losses. Some fab presentations but way toooo many protests."
Blogger Sarah McCan wrote about the conference's theme of "Rights here, rights now," and responding to violence against women:
Kate Jongbloed also wrote about girls and HIV, and another powerful conference theme: youth leadership.
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