June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013
7th International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2013)


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great weekend. It is another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear doing Gay Pride events at several cities this weekend.

Another event starting today is the 7th International AIDS Society Conference. NAM is the official provider of online scientific news for IAS 2013.

The 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) starts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

NAM is delighted to have been selected as official provider of scientific news reporting for this conference by the International AIDS Society and we will be working hard to share news from the conference with you.

They will be reporting on key research presented at the conference, publishing news online at www.aidsmap.com/ias2013 and sending out news summary bulletins by email, four during the conference week and one the following week.

You can expect to read news reports covering major new research on:

Progress towards an HIV cure
New WHO antiretroviral treatment guidelines
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, including results of a study of PrEP among people who inject drugs
The impact of treatment as prevention
Improvements in antiretroviral therapy for adults and children

What is IAS 2013?

The IAS conference takes place every two years, each time in a different location. It is a scientific conference and aims to bring together people working in HIV to share the latest HIV-related research.

The conference organizers expect around 5000 people to attend this year.

“It is a unique opportunity for the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can – in very practical ways – inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.”

The conference program is available online, with abstracts and details of speakers, so you can find out more about the conference sessions and plan your days if you are attending the conference. Once the conference is underway, video highlights and slides from some of the presentations will be available online.

This is the first time the IAS conference has been held in Asia. The conference organizers chose Malaysia in part because of its “leadership in the area of HIV prevention for people who use drugs and the commitment of the Malaysian government to provide free HIV treatment to all Malaysians in need of antiretroviral therapy.”

There is much more information about the conference on the official website: www.ias2013.org.

Clinical Care Options

The other official online science provider for IAS 2013 is Clinical Care Options (CCO).

CCO is providing scientific analysis for delegates and journalists, delivered through online continuing medical education (CME) activities.

Coverage from CCO will include capsule summaries of the most clinically relevant studies, selected by the CCO’s expert faculty; audio podcasts of the day’s highlights; downloadable PowerPoint slides summarizing key data; and analysis of the clinical implications of the major studies from a panel of international experts.

Sharing knowledge, changing lives

The conference bulletins will also be added to our conference webpages at www.aidsmap.com/ias2013 .

You can help us to share the latest research in HIV.

We’re happy for you to share links to news stories, bulletins or other aidsmap.com pages whether by email, in newsletters, blogs or other social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Before the conference begins you can help by letting your contacts know they can sign up to receive the free bulletins at www.aidsmap.com/ias2013.

Here’s an example you could tweet: Get the latest #HIV news from #IAS2013 from @aidsmap – sign up for free email bulletins during the conference at www.aidsmap.com/ias2013

If you would like to feature our conference news on your website, or receive it in a newsreader, visit the news feeds section of conference webpages for more information and RSS feeds.

Hope you have a beary safe and great Sunday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,



Daddy Dab