First published on www.huffingtonpost.co.uk on 31 March 2014
What a month March has been! I was in Boston, USA for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
(CROI 2014) where some very promising HIV cure related science made global headlines but more of that in my next blog.
After a brief stop off in San Francisco and Melbourne I travelled to India to take AIDS 2014 on the road.
My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. More...
First published on www.huffingtonpost.co.uk on 5 March 2014
I think all of us who have attended an International AIDS Conference in some capacity will agree that events of this kind are few and far between. I go to many conferences both as a delegate and speaker and nothing rivals the pure energy, colour and emotion that International AIDS conferences bring to the people that attend them, in the first instance and secondly, to the cities that host them.
In the broader public's mind of course, some of these conferences have been defined by the history- defining moments that they facilitated: the announcement of the first antiretrovirals at the Vancouver conference in 1996 was undoubtedly one of the great scientific breakthroughs of the past century ; the "life saving " speech delivered by the great late Nelson Mandela More...