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World Conference on HIV / AIDS in Kuala Lumpur

(Blogmensgo, 5 July 2013) The 7 th  Biennial Conference of the International Aids Society (IAS) on the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS will be held from June 30 to July 3, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .

Thirty years later, AIDS kills ... so quickly. © IAS / Marcus Rose / Workers' Photos.
Thirty years later, AIDS kills ... so quickly. © IAS / Marcus Rose / Workers' Photos.

IAS 2013: website | official program

French and international media cover very well and scientific news conference on HIV / AIDS that results, so I will not make a ton less to say what is said better elsewhere.

As in every similar event, all the necessary information through the British Association NAM and its dedicated website can be found free www.aidsmap.com/ias2013 .It will get the conference proceedings and at least a daily newsletter in English and often in several other languages, including French. It subscribes to the Web, you receive the information by e-mail. At least four newsletters will be sent during the conference and a fifth will review a week later.

The 5000 participants who traveled to Kuala Lumpur to maintain the last elements of the research and the most promising future directions. HAART and preventive main prophylactic and curative strategies are obviously sifted through analysis and criticism.

The other important aspect of the conference is the quantitative study of the phenomenon. It dissects dozens of national and international studies on HIV / AIDS.

In France, Vespa2 (study brochure in PDF), conducted under the auspices of the French Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis ( ANRS in collaboration with the INSERMinstitute surveys Ipsos has assessed risk sexual practices based on a sample of 3022 poz followed in the hospital between April 2011 and January 2012.

Vespa2 The survey reveals that 8.2% of HIV-positives had unprotected over the last twelve months intercourse. Published by the Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin (BEH, France) July 2, 2013, this study points to the sexual risk behavior among gay (unprotected in 8.7% of these reports), but also and especially among immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa (12%).

Among the 62.5% of respondents who say they form a stable relationship, not less than 20% - whether gay or heterosexual - do not always use a condom.

Finally, some 10% to 20% of 150,000 HIV are unaware of their HIV status in France, according to figures from the Institute (French) health monitoring.

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo (via The World of 2 July 2013)

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