Archive for July, 2009


July 25th, 2009

IAS Cape Town 2009: Some Greatest Hits

Below is a highly-subjective list of some of the highlights from the Cape Town IAS meeting. I’m sure I missed something — it’s impossible to see everything at these large conferences.  Corrections/additions welcome! My miss-rate might be particularly high since the international AIDS meetings are appropriately focused on HIV treatment in resource-limited settings (especially Africa) whereas […]

July 20th, 2009

Cape Town IAS Meeting — A Quick Look Back at Durban 2000

The international AIDS meeting finds its way today to South Africa, the country with arguably the greatest needs for HIV prevention and treatment. This is not the first time the meeting was in this country, of course — in 2000, the World AIDS Conference took place in Durban, a truly landmark event in the history of […]

July 10th, 2009

Time for a Switch? What Actually Happened

A couple of months ago, I presented these three clinically stable, virologically suppressed patients — and asked if they should switch treatment: 50 year old man on ABC/3TC, EFV since 2000.  No renal disease.  Hyperlipidemia, on atorvastatin 80 mg a day.  Father died of an MI age 48. 63 year old man, on EFV + LPV/r […]

July 4th, 2009

Progress on Consent for HIV Testing?

As I’ve noted here several times (some might say ad nauseum), I am convinced that Massachusetts’ arcane law requiring written informed consent prior to HIV testing is a barrier to more widespread screening — an opinion that is shared by virtually every clinician I’ve asked about this issue. Last week, there was an announcement about progress […]

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