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The future of research: HIV cure and cancer

The future of research: HIV cure and cancer

By Geneviève Almouzni, Director of the Institut Curie Research Center and CNRS Research Director As the second leading cause of death globally, cancer is a serious global health problem, accounting for 8.8 million deaths in 2015 alone. Across the world, scientists are collaborating to develop effective treatments and tools to combat this disease and save lives, making remarkable advances. In the long search for innovative ways to achieve a cure or remission for HIV, a rigorous analysis of thes...
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The key priorities that need UN action

The key priorities that need UN action

By Owen Ryan, IAS Executive Director The United Nations was born in 1945 to help maintain peace and resolve global conflicts. The founding documents of the UN recognized that peace involves much more than the lack of warfare. A world living in peace is one in which people have the tools they need to live happy, healthy and productive lives. A peaceful world is one in which our natural environment is protected and our fundamental human rights respected and celebrated. It is a world that is just...
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Unleashing the potential of youth to fight HIV

Unleashing the potential of youth to fight HIV

By Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Despite the progress made against HIV, with tens of millions of people receiving lifesaving drugs and declines in infection rates, we now face the challenge of accelerating and sustaining these gains, especially among young people. It’s not easy to navigate adolescence under the best of circumstances. But in places with high prevalence of poverty and HIV, all the challenges are magnified...
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IAS 2017: A week in review

IAS 2017: A week in review

It’s been an extraordinary week for HIV science. An extraordinary week for the HIV response. As 6,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders begin their journeys home from the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris, here’s a quick summary of some of what made news inside the Palais des Congrès this past week and got news editors around the world talking too: 1. The future is injectable, as treatment for HIV and its co-infecti...
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A country on the brink

A country on the brink

Grisbel Escobar is the director of the Civil Association of Women United for Health (MUSAS), an organization created to support women living with HIV in Venezuela. Dr Martin Carballo is an infectious disease specialist and coordinator of the AIDS unit at the University Hospital of Caracas since 1998. He is also a member of the antiretroviral resistance committee and an advisor on antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines in Venezuela. In the midst of the current crisis in Venezuela, these two In...
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Living with HIV, then and now

Living with HIV, then and now

The first AIDS-related deaths were reported in the United States on 5 June 1981. Thirty-six years later, there are almost 37 million people living with HIV. Today, seven of these people share their personal stories; they come from around the world and are between the ages of 23 and 73 years. In this #IASONEVOICE series, International AIDS Society (IAS) Members shed light on the diversity of experiences, perspectives and realities of HIV over time across ages, countries and backgrounds. Here are ...
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The HIV research evolution

The HIV research evolution

More than three decades of dedicated research on HIV/AIDS has led to great discoveries and advances in the HIV response. In recognition of the day that the first AIDS-related deaths were reported on 5 June 1981, four scientists working in four different parts of the world reflect on the evolution of the HIV research field, their most significant moments and predictions for the future of HIV research. Read more
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