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September 17th, 2010

What Are These Conferences?

With ICAAC now completed — which took place in a city called Boston but seemed far, far, from home (see picture) — it seems timely to inquire about another form of “scientific” conference. Every so often, I’ll receive an email like this (slightly edited to protect the sender, whomever he or she may be): Dear Dr. Professor Sax, […]


September 12th, 2009

49th ICAAC Starts Today

Browsing through the program book, I see these topics extensively covered: H1N1 and seasonal flu, in all their glory — transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, predictions Highly resistant GNR — acinetobacter, carbapenemases, ESBL, etc. MRSA — my personal favorite C diff — though perhaps a little less this year? While no one expects ICAAC to be an HIV-focused […]


April 6th, 2009

Delayed Opening Day Videos, and More

Some random HIV/ID issues while awaiting a delayed opening day here in cold, rainy Boston: If you enjoy video highlights, check out these of HIV making its way from T cell to T cell.  If you’re short on time, #’s 9-12 are particularly amazing.  Still, I don’t imagine that this video will make it to Youtube anytime […]


November 22nd, 2008

“Salvage” Rx for HIV: Macro Good News, Micro Bad News

I’ve written before how the number of treatment experienced patients who have no options for successful therapy has dwindled to a tiny — but unfortunate — few.  Darunavir, maraviroc, raltegravir, and etravirine (in order of FDA approval) are that good. Two presentations at recent scientific meetings confirmed the staggering efficacy of these newer drugs. Notably, both […]


November 2nd, 2008

The Big HIV News from ICAAC/IDSA

Tons of interesting stuff at this year’s combined ICAAC/IDSA meeting, most of it in non-HIV related Infectious Diseases.  In aggregate, literally hundreds of posters, presentations, and symposia on MRSA, C diff, osteomyelitis, complicated UTIs, hospital-acquired pneumonia, antibiotic resistance … It’s a great meeting to catch up on general ID, and the literature review sessions alone […]


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