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5th IAS Conference On HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment And Prevention, 19-23 July 2009, Cape Town

Introduction

Reports from the conference

There was a large amount of data presented at this conference. Particularly important data was presented from the DART study and infant feeding studies. We summarise DART here but will include detailed reports on it in the next issue. For the first time there was a track on operational research. The main presentations from this track will also be summarised in the next issue.

In this issue we include the following articles:

  • Five-year survival rates of 87% without routine CD4 or laboratory monitoring in DART study demonstrate an important model for ARV access programmes
  • Reducing HIV transmission during breastfeeding
  • PEPI Malawi: transmission rates by maternal CD4 count
  • Low transmission rates and favourable pregnancy outcomes reported in DREAM
  • Pregnancy rates and outcomes among women in the DART trial
  • Pregnancy outcomes in HAART exposed infants in Johannesburg
  • Efavirenz conceptions in Soweto
  • Impact of regimen and duration of therapy on risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Johannesburg
  • A cost-effectiveness analysis of the OCTANE trial
  • Pharmacokinetics of atazanavir/ritonavir during pregnancy
  • The PEARL study
  • Presentation with late stage HIV diagnosis in pregnancy
  • Overview of TB-related studies at IAS
  • Biomarkers associated with mortality: long-term follow up from SMART
  • Influenza vaccine effective in HIV-positive adults
  • Time from seroconversion to treatment in Europe and Africa
  • Results from HSV-2 acyclovir studies

For the first time, web casts of several sessions are available via the conference website together with searchable online abstracts and PDF files of many or the posters or presentations:

For the first time, web casts of several sessions are available via the conference website together with searchable online abstracts and PDF files of many or the posters or presentations:
http://www.ias2009.org

The abstract database from the meeting is online at the same site.

Links to other websites are current at date of posting but not maintained.