12th World AIDS Conference ...bridging the gap

Geneva, Switzerland
28 June - 3 July, 1998

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Triple Therapy: Simpler Treatments, but not Cheaper
Tuesday Plenary
Belloqui: "This year is AZT's tenth anniversary. How many more years are needed to recover its research costs?"
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Session on orphans
Researchers at Wednesday's session on orphans expressed frustration with governmental inertia

Orphans: "Our Children, our future"
Researchers  at Wednesday's session on orphans: Despite  frustrations, some innovative research has taken place. MORE

Feature Story
Non-adherence:
The Achilles heel of multiple-drug therapies
High costs, logistics hamper adherence in South
"The complexity of these anti-HIV regimens is matched only by that of regimens followed by people who have had liver transplants. It’s naive to think that you can explain it to them in a minute or two and that they can then adhere to them." MORE

HIV just one risk of sex work MORE


R E A D  A L L  A B O U T  I T!
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Since the printing of the workbook, both science and community
AS AVAILABLE: Daily Summaries of the previous day's Scientific and Community Sessions
Summaries of Sessions are provided in a condensed format

VOX POPULI
Are World AIDS Conferences Worth it?

FOCUS ON PRIVATE SECTOR
Companies that "get it" need to convince others


Bridging Session
Developing countries face brutal choices
"Economics is the science of making choices, so let me tell you how we as economists view the choices in HIV treatment and the kind of advice we are giving to governments," began Mead Over of the World Bank. MORE

de Lima: Vaccine trials pose concerns for community MORE



TODAY's PROGRAMME

Fighting for 'normality' with dementia
Irit Ben-Nissan of the University of New South Wales, Australia will explore the personal meanings of AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC) in Session D44 today. MORE

HAART breeds complacency on safer sex
British, French and Swiss researchers will report today that combination therapies for HIV can cause complacency among gay men regarding safer sex practices. MORE

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Track A T R A C K  A           
basic science

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

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GETTING THE WORD OUT
During the Opening Ceremony, the 12th World AIDS Conference site was visited 166,659 times on the Geneva server alone. Despite five other servers also providing access, the overwhelming popularity of the Conference's IT services has affected access in some areas.

Most Active Countries
visiting the 12th World AIDS
Conference site
during the Opening Ceremony ONLY
source: server statistics 

Country

Number of
hits

1

Commercial 110,650

2

Switzerland 12,500

3

Germany 5300

4

Japan 5100

5

Canada 4725

6

Argentina 4725

7

Spain 4000

8

UK 3400

9

Australia 3400

10

Italy 2200
Track B T R A C K  B          
clinical science
and care

SUMMARY


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

SUMMARY

 

The 13th World AIDS Conferemce

Looking ahead
The XIII International AIDS Conference will be held in Durban,  South Africa from  9 to 14 July, 2000. The official web site is already up and running.

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