NAM is proud to provide the official
online scientific news coverage for the 19th International AIDS
Conference (AIDS 2012).
This is our
fourth year as the International AIDS Society’s official scientific news
partner. The conference is taking place later this month and our preparations
are well underway!
editor, Keith Alcorn, says, “This year’s conference will be the biggest yet,
and after several years of exciting scientific developments, AIDS 2012 will
challenge us all to ask how we can turn the tide of the epidemic using all the
new tools and knowledge now at our disposal.”
NAM’s news team
international team of staff and freelance writers will be bringing you the
latest scientific news presented in conference sessions and in the poster hall.
includes: Keith Alcorn, Gus Cairns, Roger
Pebody, Theo Smart, Michael Carter, Liz Highleyman,
Mara Kardas-Nelson, Carole Leach-Lemens, Lesley Odendal and Kelly
readers of our online news service
will be familiar with these names, as the team has lots of experience of
reporting on HIV and related subjects.
Alcorn is NAM’s
senior editor, having joined the organisation in 1991. He was founding editor
of aidsmap.com and co-edits HIV & AIDS treatment in practice,
a newsletter focusing on HIV treatment and care in resource-limited settings. (@keithalcorn)
- Gus Cairns has worked in the HIV sector for
over 25 years and is the editor of NAM’s quarterly publication HIV treatment
update. He also regularly writes for aidsmap.com, in particular
information on HIV prevention. (@guscairns)
Pebody started working in the HIV sector in 1996. His work at NAM includes the easy-to-understand
patient information series the basics and information for professionals
on HIV prevention and the social impact of HIV. (@rogerpebody)
- Theo Smart has been writing about HIV
since 1990, in New York and now in South Africa.
He is based in Cape Town
and has co-edited HIV & AIDS
treatment in practice since 2003.
His primary focus is on clinical practice and policy developments affecting the
management of HIV and TB in resource-limited settings. (@theosmart)
Michael Carter has worked in the HIV sector
since 1993. He became an editor at NAM
in 2002 and has been writing news and other content for NAM on a
freelance basis since 2010. Michael will be summarising news for the daily
conference email bulletins.
Highleyman has been writing about HIV for 20 years and about hepatitis C for 10
years. She became editor-in-chief of hivandhepatitis.com
in 2011. Liz is based in San Francisco
and has been writing news for aidsmap.com since 2004. (@hivandhepatitis)
Kardas-Nelson has been working in the field of HIV and AIDS since 2002. Mara is
now based in Cape Town,
where she works with Médecins sans Frontierès (MSF), and has been writing news
for aidsmap.com since 2010.
Leach-Lemens has over 25 years’ experience in the field of HIV, with a
specialism in maternal and child health. She has provided consultancy services
for a wide range of organisations including UNICEF, the International AIDS
Society and the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Carole
has been writing news for aidsmap.com since 2009.
Odendal is a freelance health journalist based in Cape Town, and has previously worked with
Médecins sans Frontierès (MSF) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Lesley has
been writing news for aidsmap.com since 2009. (@lesleyjanerose)
Safreed-Harmon is a writer and editor who has been addressing HIV-related
issues for more than 20 years, beginning her career in the LGBT press and
subsequently working as a consultant for organisations including WHO, IAS and
the Global Fund. Based in Boston,
Kelly has been writing news for aidsmap.com since 2008.
I don’t want to miss out!
will be working hard to bring you news coverage of research presented at the
conference. We’ll be publishing news during and after the conference. Here are
some ways you can keep up with the news as it’s reported.