By Keith Alcorn, Senior Editor, NAM
NAM is proud to provide the official online scientific news coverage at AIDS 2012 through our website aidsmap.com. Our international team of writers based in London, Berlin, Cape Town, New York, San Francisco and Toronto has been providing online coverage of international conferences since 2000 through our website aidsmap.com. This is our fourth year as the International AIDS Society’s official scientific news partner, and we know that this is going to be our busiest conference yet!
Each day our reporters will be covering the key scientific presentations at the conference, publishing news stories to communicate the evidence of what works, what doesn’t, and the views of the world’s leading researchers, activists and policy makers on where the HIV field is going next. Our writers will also be tweeting if excited. You can start following them on Twitter by visiting our conference web page.
Each day during the conference delegates and subscribers around the world will receive a bulletin summarising the key news of the previous day, with links to all our news reports. The bulletin helps conference delegates catch the key points of major scientific studies presented the previous day, with an emphasis on the data that is likely to have the biggest impact on practice and policy.
If you want to receive this bulletin in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian, please go to our conference web page to sign up, and do let your colleagues know that this daily bulletin will be available too.
You can also keep up with our conference news – and our regular news service – by downloading our i-Phone app.
This year’s conference will be the biggest yet, and after several years of exciting scientific developments, AIDS 2012 will challenge us all to ask how we can turn the tide of the epidemic using all the new tools and knowledge now at our disposal.
Our coverage will focus on five big themes, incorporating research findings reported across all tracks of the conference:
- Making the prevention revolution real
- Expanding testing and treatment
- Turning the tide for key populations: women, children, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs
- Turning the tide on TB
- How can we cure HIV infection?
You can read background articles on these key themes at aidsmap.com before the conference starts; visit http://www.aidsmap.com/aids2012/Background-reading/page/2406360/ to find links to the collection of articles.
Once again we are pleased to partner with UNICEF to ensure the widest possible awareness of the latest developments in treatment, prevention and care that will benefit infants, children and young people.
We will also be blogging from the conference, capturing some of the informal conversations of the conference that contribute to the atmosphere of the major event in the calendar of the AIDS response.
What is NAM?
NAM is a community-based, non-profit organisation based in the UK that has been supporting people living and working with HIV by providing accurate, impartial, and up-to-date information about HIV and AIDS since 1988. We believe that, wherever you are in the world, accessing accurate information is vital in the global management of HIV. (Find out more about NAM’s work and who we are here).