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Remembering Professor Gita Ramjee

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) mourns the passing of Professor Gita Ramjee, world-renowned HIV scientist and Chief Scientific Officer at the Aurum Institute, who died in South Africa on Tuesday, 31 March from COVID-19 related complications.
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“It`s hard to know if this is a cure, only time will tell, but this is looking very promising,” said Sharon Lewin, IAS Governing Council member and Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Lewin is also Co-Chair with Mark Dybul of the IAS initiative Towards an HIV Cure.
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Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) is an established and scientifically sound and proven concept in HIV prevention. A staggering body of evidence has shown that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load by taking and adhering to antiretroviral therapy as prescribed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others.
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3 February 2020 (Geneva, Switzerland) - The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (the Enterprise), hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), shares the deep disappointment that the Phase 2b/3 HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 has been stopped by the trial sponsor, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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Australian condom brand, Moments Condoms, has announced an official partnership with the International AIDS Society.
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The following text was delivered by the International AIDS Society President-Elect Adeeba Kamarulzaman at opening of Ministerial Segment of Session 62 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Of the 13 million people who inject drugs globally, about 10% or 1.7 million are living with HIV. The risk of HIV is 23 times higher for people who inject drugs than the general population. In 2019, we have the tools to prevent people who inject drugs from becoming HIV positive. Comprehensive evidence-based p...
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7 March 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced a new press fellowship series that aims to advance on-the-ground media coverage of the human and community impacts of implementing key HIV-related science and research. The IAS Educational Fund Press Fellowship offers selected journalists the opportunity to gain first-hand experience by visiting implementers of HIV programmes and their clients through exclusively tailored field trips. Additionally, they w...
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5 March 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) today welcomed an announcement that an HIV-positive man has remained in HIV remission off antiretroviral therapy (ART), 19 months after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a CCR5 negative donor for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. University College London (UCL) researchers made the announcement at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) being held in Seattle, USA, this week. Though there are...
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