Fauci refers to SHM study during AIDS 2012

24 July 2012

During the Plenary Session on 23 July 2012 at the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington DC, Anthony Fauci, head of the NIAID, referred to a study conducted by SHM which was published in AIDS in 2010. Dr. Fauci’s presentation was titled “Ending the HIV Epidemic: From Scientific Advances to Public Health Implementation”. The study he referred to was:

Life expectancy of recently diagnosed asymptomatic HIV-infected patients approaches that of uninfected individuals. van Sighem AI, Gras LA, Reiss P, Brinkman K, de Wolf F; ATHENA national observational cohort study. AIDS. 2010 Jun 19;24(10):1527-35. Abstract

From this study, Dr. Fauci emphasised the point that individuals aged 25 with a recent HIV diagnosis of 6 months and adhering to antiretroviral therapy can now live for another 50 years. View the webcast for the full presentation. (Mention of SHM’s study is at around 07:30 minutes into the presentation.)

Conference website: www.aids2012.org