12th World AIDS Conference ...bridging the gap

Geneva, Switzerland
28 June - 3 July, 1998

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The prevention of transmission of HIV/AIDS to babies can be achieved with several relatively low-cost interventions

Hirschel and Gorna: We need to "reflect the gritty realities of living with AIDS"
Conference Chair Bernard Hirschel and Community Planning Committee Chair Robin Gorna explain why 'bridging the gap' is critical today. MORE


Welcome to aids98.ch
Delegates, Visitors and other peoples interested in the latest in AIDS news will find it here, first. Leading up to, and during the Conference, stories are updated daily. MORE

Planning ahead: on the road with Protease Inhibitors
If you are travelling to Geneva and are taking antiretroviral medication, you may wish to use this table to help adjust your medication schedule to local time. MORE

More than Massage:
The Cultural Programme

Relax. MORE


Live, Opening Ceremony
The 12th World AIDS Conference Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live tonight

See the Opening Ceremony of the 12th World AIDS Conference here, live tonight MORE

R E A D  A L L  A B O U T  I T!
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Scientific Programme Updates
Updates since the printing of the workbook
Community Updates
Last minute updates of community events
Daily Summaries of Scientific and Community Sessions
Summaries of Scientific Track Sessions are provided in a condensed format


1998 STOP AIDS Campaign
The old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" has now become "A condom a day keeps the doctor away".

Onsite at Palexpo: The 1998 STOP AIDS Campaign
The theme of the STOP AIDS campaign for Summer 1998 on posters and TV advertisements is the risk attached to an affair.  MORE

 

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Track A T R A C K  A           
basic science

 

  • The main body of the 12th World AIDS Conference is composed of oral abstract presentations of track-specific peer-reviewed research.
  • Questions from the audience will be encouraged and facilitated by the session chairs. Note: Oral abstract presentations will also represented presented Monday to Thursday


Track C T R A C K  C             
epidemiology,
prevention and
public health

  • Because the deadline for abstract submission was several months prior to the Conference, there will be an opportunity for the presentation of abstracts highlighting important 'late breaking' developments in scientific research.
Track B T R A C K  B          
clinical science
and care
  • Non-abstract driven sessions, including track-specific symposia on certain topics, form a key part of the programme, with state-of-the-art presentations by leading authorities in the field.
  • The number and times of track symposia differ from track to track, and some are partly abstract-driven and/or involve invited speakers making presentations with a moderator.


Track D T R A C K  D        
social and
behavioural science

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: During the Conference, each of these bulleted items will be linked to a story related to the track.
  • Late breakers will be presented on Friday, July 3 (8:30-10:30) in two sessions. The "mother-to-child HIV transmission" session on Monday, June 29 (11.00-12.30: will contain 3 late breakers.

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