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AIDS 2010: Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4 count because of issues such as the ongoing damage caused by HIV itself, and prevention of transmission. Issues in long-term treatment, such as potential side effects, the development of resistance, the cost and sustainability of programmes in resource-poor settings, are some of the potential problems for such a strategy.

AIDS 2010: Tuesday Plenary

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. Chairs: Jack Whitescarver (United States)NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research andDirector, Office of AIDS ResearchAnnie Lennox (United Kingdom)Singer-songwriter, Activist, AmbassadorJacob Gayle (United States) Deputy Vice President, Ford Foundation

AIDS 2010: The Future of Universal Access – Part 1

We must remain committed to the goal of reaching universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and recognize that, post-2010, the best path forward must be informed by lessons learned from the successes and the failures of the efforts undertaken to date.

AIDS 2010: Is AIDS Activism Dead?

This session will examine how leaders from key populations have made a difference by being involved. It will look at selected examples of how their meangful involvement in AIDS policy and programme design has improved the AIDS response, from advocating to change counter productive policies and laws such as criminalization of behavior, to ensuring that universal access targets, AIDS strategies, programmes and monitoring and evaluation systems take into consideration their realities and needs.