Biomedical Advances, Documentaries and an International AIDS Conference on US soil: HIV in 2012

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As 2013 begins, let us contemplate where we have been and where we are going in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Below are ten key events of 2012 that will not only shape the character of 2013, but also shape the future of the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment fields.

1.       We are currently three decades into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and for the past year, the mainstream media publicly reflected on the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS.  Those working in the HIV/AIDS field similarly pondered the future and noted (sometimes with trepidation) that changes were coming.  In the latter half of 2012, the HIV/AIDS field seemed to recognize that reflection only got us so far, and that the time for reinvigorating interest and maintaining awareness was as important as ever. In the course of three decades, more than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have been infected with HIV…

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