The organizers of the 2012 ISHEID announce the release of a song dedicated
to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
November 8, 2011 - Toulon, Var, France, - The International Symposium of HIV
and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID) will be held in Marseilles (France), 23-25 May 2012. This scientific meeting will
welcome more than 1,500 participants from all over the world, including researchers, doctors, and activists, all united for a cause: "Searching for an HIV Cure".
Dan Bull, a renowned UK singer, has just released his last title, "A world without AIDS", dedicated to the 2012 ISHEID.
"His song strongly tells what AIDS is, the stigmatization coming from it, and the commitment of researchers to finally
find a cure" said
Alain Lafeuillade, Chair of the ISHEID.
The song can be downloaded free of charge on the meeting website: www.isheid.com
Currently, HIV infects more than 34 million individuals worldwide and more than 7,000 new cases of infection occur daily. Most patients in
resource-poor areas do not have access to antiretroviral therapy or are on a failing first line regimen. Both an anti-HIV vaccine, for those who are not
yet infected, and a cure for those who already are, would be the only way to stop the pandemic.
HIV cure is the big challenge of the next decade. Thanks to majors advances achieved in the last two years, we now have get a
better understanding of the mechanisms allowing HIV latency in reservoir cells, and new therapeutic approaches trying to eradicate this
retrovirus have reached clinical testing. First results of these trials will be presented at the ISHEID.
About us: Alain Lafeuillade is the chair of the International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases, Congress
Center, Marseilles, France, May 23-25, 2012
About the conference:
The Steering Committee contains Professor Jean-François Delfraissy (Director of the French Agency of AIDS Research, Paris, France),
Jose Gatell (Barcelona, Spain), Guido Poli (Milano, Italy), Jean-Pierre Routy (Montreal, Canada),
Christine Rouzioux (Paris, France), Vicente Soriano (Madrid, Spain), Hans-Jürgen Stellbrink (Hambourg, Germany)
and Stefano Vella (Rome, Italy). Website: http://www.isheid.com/en/committees/interview.html
"Reproduced with permission - "ISHEID"