12th World AIDS Conference ...bridging the gap

Geneva, Switzerland
28 June - 3 July, 1998

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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.

HIV/AIDS In South Africa, Then And Now MORE

Transmission of multi-drug resistant virus confirmed

Protease inhibitor cross-resistance confirmed through laboratory testing. MORE

Hit hard, hit early, stop? Controlled trials needed
American researcher  Bruce Walker: "Complete HIV eradication is not required. The immune system can control HIV." MORE

Feature Story
Migration and HIV: War, oppression, refugee camps fuel spread of HIV
Migrating South to North: ‘the belly of the beast’
From the war zones of Rwanda, Bosnia and Sierra Leone, to the stigmatised migrant communities of the industrialised North, there is a growing body of evidence linking war and forced migration to the spread of HIV. MORE


R E A D  A L L  A B O U T  I T!
updates provided during the Conference

Entire Programme Updates
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
What will you do when you get home to bridge the gap?

LATE BREAKERS
Late breakers offer latest news
The late breaker sessions this morning will provide a rapid-fire review of the latest research on HIV/AIDS. MORE

SCHOLARSHIP
Interest in scholarship programme skyrockets MORE


FOCUS ON COMMUNITY
NGOs strengthen North-South networks

Community Symposia: Linking human rights and AIDS groups vital

Traditional healers and doctors co-exist: Senegal


New treatments mean revisiting old debates MORE

 

EYES ON TECHNOLOGY
Information overload: Unexpected demand for Conference Internet
Emergency upgrades needed to keep up with demands.
Behind the web. 
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basic science

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

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clinical science
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social and
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CONFERENCE FAST FACTS

Number of registrants and media, as of July 2 13,404
Countries represented 136
Number of volunteers supporting the conference 800
Total presentations 5,000
Proportion presented by Southern authors 41%
Proportion of non-abstract sessions related to North-South issues 62%
Number of scholarships awarded 981
Number of applications received 4,000
Proportion awarded to Southern participants 70%
Square metres of space at Palexpo 100,000
Kilometres of cable required for Conference Internet connection 17
Bottles of water consumed by Conference participants 130,000
Average water bottle consumption per delegate 9.7

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