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HIV research in Australia: linking basic research findings with clinical and public health outcomes.

Lewin SR, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA

  • Journal Retrovirology

  • Published 01 Dec 2006

  • Volume 3

  • Pagination 86

  • DOI 10.1186/1742-4690-3-86


Despite a population of only 20 million and sustained low prevalence of HIV infection in Australia, Australian researchers have provided many substantial original findings to the fields of HIV pathogenesis, treatment and prevention. More recently, Australian clinicians and scientists have turned their attention to assisting other countries in developing effective responses, particularly within the Asia-Pacific region. It is therefore fitting that the 4th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention will be held in Sydney in July 2007. The meeting is expected to attract over 5000 participants and will have a dynamic and innovative programme within the three major themes of HIV basic science, clinical research and biomedical prevention.