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  • The 2009 Pipeline Report: TAG’s Annual Review of What’s New
    TAG’s annual pipeline report for 2009 was distributed in July at the Fifth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa, where eager attendees snatched up 2,000 copies during the three-day meeting. The 90-page booklet is popular because it provides an easyto- read overview of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics that are being developed for HIV, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Here are some highlights.
     
  • Treating Earlier Saves Lives—But Treating Everyone Could End the Epidemic
    At the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in 2000, when the movement to provide universal access to antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV around the world began in earnest, guidelines for the standard-of-care treatment of people with HIV were similar everywhere: begin therapy when CD4 counts fall near or below 200... Subsequently, treatment guidelines have diverged.
     
  • AIDS Is Not in Recession: Treatment Shortages Increasing
    At the Fifth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa, this year, the AIDS Rights Alliance for South Africa (ARASA) won hands down for the most clever and effective advocacy campaign by handing out fake currency with international heads of state in denominations that reflect gross misuse of funds.
     
  • Blister Packs for ARVs: Could They Improve Adherence?
    Are we doing all we can to boost adherence to antiretroviral treatment? Can packaging help people take their drugs more consistently?