17th International AIDS Conference, 3-8 August 2008, Mexico City

The IAS International AIDS conferences held every two years are the largest HIV meetings. This year approximately 25,000 delegates traveled to Mexico City, the first time the meeting has been held in South America, to review 4,500 studies.Although this conference has an increasingly stronger interest in social, political, prevention and treatment access over clinical and basic science, there was still plenty to report for HTB.

This year i-Base also produced a non-technical report from the conference that covers 10 key subjects with hyperlinks to the conference coverage, as a supplement to this issue of HTB.

Internet coverage has improved and this year most oral presentations, many slide sets or poster PDF files and all abstracts are posted online. Webcasts are also available from many or the oral sessions.

The direct URL for the online poster database is:

The IAS have provided the abstract books as free-access PDF files from the website – something that should set the standard for all HIV-related medical meetings.

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