PWACU Hosts HIV/AIDS Webcast

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The People with AIDS Coalition of Utah will be hosting a webcast for an annual, international conference on HIV and AIDS on Feb. 11.

Held this year in Montreal, Canada, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections features the world’s leading researchers in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. From Feb. 8-11 the approximately 3,800 researchers in attendance present and discuss their research and how it can be turned into medical treatments and practices.


While the conference itself lasts four days, the televised panel discussions on Feb. 11 are the part of the conference the webcast will cover. Called “Thriving with HIV—Treatment Update 2009,” this two-hour program will allow panelists to discuss what they see as CROI’s most significant findings on AIDS virus and the hepatitis coinfections that regularly complicate treatment, and will include interviews from some of the conference’s researchers. Topics this year will include antiviral treatments, metabolic issues, hepatitis issues and a segment on treatment issues for women with the virus.

PWACU will make the webcast available to people with HIV and AIDS in the local community on Feb. 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the University of Utah hospital (room number to be announced). Press conferences and interviews with researchers will be available later at ifaratv.org.

For more information or to RSVP for the webcast, contact 484-2205.

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