International AIDS Society Conference 2013

[June 30 – July 3, 2013]
7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS – the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC ) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 June-3 July 2013.

Press Release
[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 30 June 2013]
DNDi & Cipla Advance Development of Paediatric 4-in-1 ARVs to Fulfill New WHO Guidelines

IAS 2013 Highlights
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, August 2013 issue, DNDi mention in IAS 2013 highlights [pdf]

DNDi co-hosted session: “Closing the Treatment Gap for Children Living with HIV” (MOSA03)
Non-Commercial Satellite
Date: Monday, July 1, 2013, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Mini Room 3
Organizers: UNITAID, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)

In 2011, an estimated 3.4 million children below the age of 15 were living with HIV globally. Mortality rate can reach as high as 50% for these children who do not get treatment by the age of 2. In 2011 alone, 230,000 children were estimated to have died from AIDS-related causes. While antiretroviral treatment for children with HIV has come a long way, the treatment coverage in children at 28% still lags far behind that of adults coverage of 57%. This satellite aims to look at the bottlenecks in getting treatment to children, such as availability of point-of-care early infant diagnosis, availability of most efficacious and adapted paediatric formulations for use in resource poor settings, healthcare workers’ perception of challenges in treating children, intellectual property rights and trends in the paediatric markets. It will also look at what is required for closing the treatment gap.

Invitation flyer [pdf] Rapporteur Report [pdf]

Conference website