Science and Technology Working Group

Science and Technology Working Group

(13) Increased Access to Diagnostic Tests for HIV Case Management

Author: Gerlach J, Boyle D, Domingo G, Weigl B, Free M

Posted: Fri, Dec 19, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. In line with thinking about the future development of new tools for diagnosis of HIV infection, this paper presents an analysis of issues related to diagnostic tests for HIV case management and explores four possible scenarios in which these tests could be performed. Download PDF


(12) Emerging Trends in HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment

Author: Becker S

Posted: Thu, Dec 18, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. This paper explores issues that could be included in a future research agenda to enhance drug development for HIV/AIDS, including the optimal time to begin antiretroviral therapy, appropriate dosing of antiretrovirals, possible implications of HIV on advanced aging, and an exploration of recent challenges in drug development. Download PDF


(11) Community Engagement in HIV Prevention Trials: Evolution of the Field and Opportunities for Growth

Author: West Slevin K, Ukpong M, Heise L

Posted: Wed, Dec 17, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. The paper explores progress made in engaging communities in biomedical research and highlights areas where continued progress is needed. Download PDF


(10) Antiretroviral Products for HIV Prevention: Looking Toward 2031

Author: Mastro T, Cates W, Cohen M

Posted: Tue, Dec 16, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. This paper explores issues surrounding the use of antiretroviral products for the prevention of HIV, including how antiretrovirals might be used to prevent infection and potential issues emerging from such use. Download PDF


(9) Are You Experienced? Using the Latest Lessons Learned From Marketing Research on Consumer Experience to Improve the Research and Development of New HIV Prevention Technologies

Author: Ruiz M

Posted: Mon, Dec 15, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative.  This paper examines the process of research and development for new HIV prevention technologies and their eventual adoption by consumers of such technologies. Download PDF


(8) Spurring Innovation for the Development of HIV/AIDS Technologies

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Posted: Sun, Dec 14, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. This paper discusses mechanisms that promote innovation in early stage discovery science for HIV and, in particular, those that target existing gaps in research. Download PDF


(7) HIV Eradication: Is it Feasible?

Author: Deeks S

Posted: Sat, Dec 13, 2008

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. This paper explores the scientific feasibility of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS, and charts opportunities for areas where scientific progress is both possible and likely. Download PDF


(6) aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group: A Review of Progress to Date and Current Prospects

Author: Alcorn K

Posted: Fri, Dec 12, 2008

This paper was commissioned as an introductory landscape analysis for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. The paper builds on other recent landscape analysis work in the fields of HIV prevention technologies, therapeutics, and diagnostics and is intended to serve as a resource on the current status of research and development for biomedical and other technological interventions to prevent, treat, and diagnose HIV/AIDS. Download PDF


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