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XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)

July 2012, Washington, DC

AIDS 2012: Does Hormonal Contraception Increase the Risk of HIV Infection?

The 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) heard further contradictory evidence this week on whether hormonal contraceptives, especially injectable ones, raise the risk to women of acquiring HIV and, if they already have HIV, of developing AIDS.alt

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AIDS 2012: Criminalization of People with HIV [VIDEO]

Criminalization of people with HIV was a key theme at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) taking place this week in Washington, DC.alt

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AIDS 2012: HIV Cure Research: From the Basic Science Lab into the Clinic [VIDEO]

Investigators presented a selection of the latest HIV cure research at an oral session and press conference at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) on July 26.

"Today might be considered the day when the cure research agenda moves form the basic science lab into the clinic," said Steven altDeeks, co-chair (with Francois Barre-Sinoussi) of the International AIDS Society's Towards an HIV Cure working group.

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Coverage of the XIX International AIDS Conference

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), July 22-27 in Washington, DC.

Conference highlights include experimental antiretroviral drugs, treatment as prevention and PrEP, scaling up HIV treatment and prevention in resource-limited countries, human rights and concerns of heavily impacted populations, AIDS policy and advocacy, HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection, and the search for a cure for HIV.

Full listing by topic

HIVandHepatitis.com AIDS 2012 conference section

7/27/12

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AIDS 2012: HIV/HCV Coinfected People at Greater Risk for Liver Decompensation

Despite effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C remain at higher risk for decompensated liver disease and other liver-related complications than those with hepatitis C alone, according to findings presented this week at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC.

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