May. 29, 2019

HIV/AIDS 2019 Scientific meeting program highlights

 
 
 
Programme highlights: HIV treatment and cure science 
The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) will showcase many exciting advances in HIV treatment strategies and the search for a cure, with a significant focus on moving scientific knowledge into policy and practice. Take a look at some of the abstracts, plenary talks, and sessions that will highlight these topics at the conference.
 
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Scientific highlights
Examples of abstracts related to HIV treatment and cure science include:
  • New data from the ATLAS study of a long-acting injectable two-drug regimen for the treatment of HIV 
  • Latest findings on the safety and efficacy of switching to a single-tablet regimen containing bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF)
  • Results of a large cohort study of renal function trajectories after switching to tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)
  • Progress toward a functional cure, including new data on the safety and activity of vesatolimod, a toll-like receptor 7 agonist, in people living with HIV
  • Important analysis of long-term outcomes for adolescents born with HIV in six African countries
  • Results from a study investigating interventions to increase viral suppression among transgender women in the US 
  • Innovative technologies that could improve treatment delivery in developing countries, such as an ATM-style machine that dispenses medication and allows patients to communicate with tele-pharmacists
  • Updates on the potential link between dolutegravir (DTG) and neural tube birth defects.
 
Plenaries
Scaling up treatment in resource-constrained settings: What will it take to achieve the last 90?
by Gloria Maimela, Wits RHI, South Africa
 
Barriers to access to diagnosis and treatment
by Ingrid Bassett, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
 
Primary HIV infection: An opportunity not to be missed?
by John Frater, Oxford University, United Kingdom
 
 Co-morbidities
by Esteban Martínez, University of Barcelona, Spain
 
 Stem cell and genome editing for HIV cure
by Paula Cannon, University of Southern California, United States
 
 
Sessions
  • ART: Trials and tribulations
  • Same-day ART, one size fits all?
  • HIV and pregnancy, beyond Dolutegravir
  • Paediatric HIV infection: It's never too early
  • #RecognizeAndOptimize: Pediatrics and adolescent HIV
  • Pathogenesis: And the band plays on
  • Co-morbidities: No organ left behind
  • Deadly partners: HIV and co-infections
  • 50 shades of reservoirs
  • Mission remission: Challenge accepted
  • Achieving HIV control
  • Keep control: Elite and post-treatment controllers
  • Hide and seek: Reservoir and strategies to target them
  • What is the cure, why do we need it and how do we get there?
 
IAS 2019 news and reminders 
Apply for a Mexican visa today
Individuals travelling to Mexico City for IAS 2019 must possess the required documentation to enter Mexico. Delegates who need a visa are strongly recommended to apply before 31 May 2019. Learn more
 
Youth Ambassador programme applications extended to 17 June
Are you registered for IAS 2019 and under 35 years old? Become an official IAS 2019 Youth Ambassador and take part in an action-packed curriculum providing exclusive educational and networking opportunities. Learn more
 
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