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HIV Prevention Remains Paramount

As of 2016 there are 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV. Roughly half of them are now receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy. A significant achievement to say the least. But scientists, funders, and HIV prevention advocates who gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences on September 22, just after the close of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York City, warned that this progress, while significant, is incomplete and fragile. There were still 1.8 million people newly infected with HIV last year, which is why HIV prevention remains paramount. Newer and better HIV prevention options, particularly those that are longer acting, are still sorely needed, and improved access to existing methods is also critical. We cover both of those topics in this issue, along with an update on the funding situation for HIV R&D, a full research update from the International AIDS Society 2017 conference, and an interview with AIDS vaccine researcher Devin Sok. READ MORE »

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HIV GreenIf a picture is worth a thousand words, then the recently held workshop "Harnessing Novel Imaging Approaches to Guide HIV Prevention and Cure Discoveries" was probably akin to Proust. This two-day meeting featured a slew of interesting pictures of the virus and in this issue we have a curated selection of some of the best images, which are both informative and striking.

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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, January 17 2018
20th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine
Bangkok, Thailand
Friday, March 2 2018
HIV & Women 2018
Boston, MA