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.
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HIV programs represent the first successful large-scale chronic disease program in resource-limited settings in history.
Human resources have challenged efforts to scale-up HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in low- and middle-income countries.
Following on the heels of The Lancet themed issue on HIV prevention launched at AIDS 2008, The Lancet has commissioned a series on the global HIV epidemic among people who use drugs.
AIDS 2010: Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV: Lessons from the Field
At the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, governments worldwide agreed that sexual and reproductive health and rights include HIV services.
AIDS 2010: Safety and Effectiveness of 1% Tenofovir Vaginal Microbicide Gel in South African Women: Results of the CAPRISA 004 Trial
An update of current state of microbicide development will be provided. Speakers will provide a state of microbicide development update, safety and efficacy data from CAPRISA 004 and implications of the CAPRISA 004 trial results for the microbicide and PrEP field.
Speakers include: Ward Cates (United States)President, Research,Â FHI Robert ClayExecutive Director, Department of HIV/AIDS, USAID AnthonyÂ Fauci (United States)Director, NIAD Â
AIDS 2010: Barriers to Migrants and Mobile Populations in Accessing Comprehensive HIV Services and Treatment
Although conditions of mobility and migration are known to increase individuals’ vulnerability to HIV, there is little attention paid to the barriers migrants face in accessing comprehensive services, especially treatment and care.
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: What have you Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing the AIDS Response
The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights hold prominent and powerful human rights positions.