TAGline Summer 2008
- Sixteen Radical Steps to End the AIDS Epidemic
TAG's Mark Harrington delivered this speech from a special plenary session titled "Looking to the Future—The Epidemic in 2031, and New Directions in AIDS Research" at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, August 6, 2008.
- Notes on the 2008 International AIDS Conference
At the XVII International AIDS Conference, held in Mexico City this summer, a new drama debuted over the long-term direction of the fight against AIDS. The battle is portrayed in the health policy arena as vertical programs that treat HIV in isolation from the general health environment pitted against horizontal programs that seek to strengthen countries’ overall health systems. But the real struggle may be over how the vast amounts of money now given for AIDS relief are channeled.
- Meet the Activists: Battling the TB/HIV Epidemic Through Community Action
Through advocacy workshops and by coordinating and supporting activists' advocacy efforts, TAG and ICW work together to increase community understanding of TB/HIV coinfection and enhance research, treatment, and resources to combat the two epidemics.
- A Chimpanzee Tale: Why Are They Resistant to AIDS?
Since the 1980s it has been documented that chimpanzees infected with HIV in research studies typically control viral replication and remain asymptomatic. In only a few reported cases have infected chimpanzees developed persistent immune activation, CD4 T cell loss and opportunistic infections characteristic of AIDS.
- The Shrinking of PAVE100: Large-Scale Vaccine Trial Nixed
NIAID's announcement that it would not support the 2,400-person PAVE100 trial left open the possibility of an even smaller trial, solely evaluating the impact on postinfection viral load set point.