Treatment as Prevention: the vaccine we have in our hands

On Sunday September 9th, the GAIA Vaccine Foundation will be holding a Satellite session at the 2012 AIDS Vaccine Conference in Boston. At this session we will discuss the potential for implementation of the “Treatment as Prevention” (TasP) approach to ending AIDS, in the absence of an effective vaccine.

The session is open to the public. Please join us!


Hope is a Vaccine Awards Dinner. Washington DC, July 2012.

Speaker Julio Montaner is a forceful advocate for TasP, promoting expanded access to ARVsto reduce HIV transmission as early as 2006.Myron Cohen coordinated the landmark study HPTN 052 study demonstrating that TasP effectively prevents HIV transmission; individuals starting TasP early were 96% less likely to transmit the virus to their sexual partners than those who started TasP later.

Jon Cohen (Science Magazine), Paul Loberti(RI DoH) and Anne S. De Groot will chair the session. As a reminder Julio Montaner, Myron Cohen, Jon Cohen and Paul Loberti were the GAIA Hope is a Vaccine Award winners, 2011.

Satellite session title:  ”Treatment as prevention: “The new vaccine for AIDS?”

Date: Sunday September 9th.

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Venue: Westin Boston Waterfront, 415 Summer St.

Room: Grand Ballroom E