Highlights From IAS 2013: 6 HIV-Related Studies With Major Clinical Importance
Couldn't make it to Malaysia? Worry not: This roundup from Josep M. Llibre, M.D., and Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., will help you feel like you were there for the conference's most noteworthy study presentations.
Stem-Cell Transplant Recipients, Now Off Antiretrovirals, Still Appear Virus-Free
A pair of HIV-infected patients who received allogenic stem cell transplants to treat their lypmhoma have now discontinued their antiretroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of HIV.
Very Early HIV Treatment Leads to Another New Case of a Functional Cure
A German man who started treatment during acute HIV infection and then discontinued therapy after five and a half years appears to have developed immune responses and lab numbers similar to those seen in elite controllers.
WHO Embraces More Aggressive Stance to Starting HIV Treatment
The World Health Organization released updated HIV treatment guidelines that recommend initiating antiretroviral therapy when a patient's CD4+ cell count drops below 500, rather than 350.
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The 7th International Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) is a major scientific meeting that takes place once every two years. An estimated 5,000 delegates -- including many of the world's most esteemed HIV researchers, clinicians and policy experts -- are expected to attend this year's conference in Kuala Lumpur. While there, they will discuss hundreds of presented abstracts and examine the clinical relevance and policy implications of the latest developments in the field.
TheBodyPRO.com's coverage of IAS 2013 will ultimately feature a wide array of study summaries, expert analyses and video interviews. We are proud to partner with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care and IFARA to bring you highlights from this critical scientific meeting.
For more information on IAS 2013, please visit the conference's website. You may also view the conference programme-at-a-glance online.
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