The XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008)


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Paul Sax, M.D. More Patients With High Viral Loads Experience Virologic Failure When Starting Therapy With an Abacavir-Based Regimen Than a Tenofovir-Based Regimen
Dr. Sax reviews one of the most important studies presented at AIDS 2008 showing that more patients with high viral loads experience virologic failure when starting therapy with an abacavir-based regimen than a tenofovir-based regimen.
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Complications & CoinfectionsClinical Management

New SMART Study Analysis Appears to Confirm Link Between Abacavir and Myocardial Infarction Risk

Jens Lundgren, M.D.Jens Lundgren, M.D., explains the findings from a new SMART study analysis that confirms D:A:D results linking abacavir use to an increased risk for myocardial infarction.

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Reevaluating Prospects for HIV Eradication

Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.Do current antiretrovirals completely stop replication? According to Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D., the answer is yes.

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Epidemiology & PathogenesisPrevention & Testing

Breaking Down the New U.S. HIV Incidence Figures

Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D.Kevin Fenton explains the newly revised official U.S. HIV incidence estimates, which show that approximately 56,000 -- not 40,000 -- individuals per year become infected with HIV in the United States.

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The Debate Continues: Does "Undetectable" Mean "Uninfectious"?

Bernard Hirschel, M.D.Bernard Hirschel, M.D., recaps the major points of one of the most provocative sessions of AIDS 2008, which revisits the now-infamous "Swiss statement" on HIV transmission risk. You can also read or listen to the lengthy but fascinating question-and-answer session with the audience.

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About This Conference

The Body PRO's coverage of the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) will include a wide array of individual presentations and symposia, as well as summaries of some of the hottest topics in HIV research.

For more information on AIDS 2008, please visit the conference's Web site. You may also view the conference program online.

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