The Body Covers:
The 42nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
San Diego, California

September 27-30, 2002

Friday, September 27

Saturday, September 28

Sunday, September 29

Monday, September 30

Coverage From Other Sources

Conference highlights:

"It is exciting to see new drug development with agents that appear at least equally effective as previous agents while less toxic." Edwin DeJesus follows up on the pivotal tenofovir 903 trial first presented at Barcelona in July.

A new randomized study shows that polylactate (NewFill) injections subjectively and objectively improve appearance of HIV-positive patients with facial wasting. Dr. Matthew Leibowitz reports.

A large study on recent deaths from opportunistic infections highlights the continued benefit of therapy, as there were few opportunistic infection-related deaths in those on antiretroviral therapy. Most of the deaths occurred in immigrants who had received no medication or had been diagnosed at a late stage. Click here to read the report from Paul Sax, M.D.

Coverage Provided By:
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S. Edwin DeJesus, M.D.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C. Matthew R. Leibowitz, M.D.
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.
Paul E. Sax, M.D.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Throughout ICAAC 2002, an annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, The Body provided next-day coverage of individual presentations and broad overviews of some of the hottest topics in HIV research.

Click here to view the complete ICAAC program and Web site.

Funding for this coverage is provided, in part, by unrestricted educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline.

All coverage is © 2002 Body Health Resources Corporation.

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