The complete relegation of conferences to cyberspace that began with one HIV conference, CROI 2020, ended with another, the 2021 IAS meeting. Though the conference was still largely virtual, there was also an in-person component held in Berlin.
Forty years after HIV became a global pandemic, there are now more than 30 drugs approved to treat it. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director, Anthony Fauci, and clinical director, Clifford Lane, opined in the July 2, 2020, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that “considering the spectacular scientific advances that have been made over nearly four decades, it is conceivable that with optimal implementation of available prevention strategies and treatments, the end of HIV/AIDS as a global pandemic will be attainable.”
MEXICO CITY – A hepatitis B virus (HBV) cure was considered “a pipe dream for many years,” Anna Kramvis, of the University of Witwatersrand, told the audience at the 2019 HIV & HBV Cure Forum, co-organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) Towards an HIV Cure initiative and the International Coalition to Eliminate Hepatitis B (ICE-HBV). Kramvis is also on the board of ICE-HBV