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Impact of the 16thInternational Conference on AIDS: can these conferences lead to policy change?
© Gayle and Wainberg; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2007
- Received: 24 January 2007
- Accepted: 08 February 2007
- Published: 08 February 2007
This Commentary reflects on the success of the XVI International Conference on AIDS, that was held in Toronto between August 13–18, 2006. Not only was the Conference judged to have been a scientific success, it will probably also be recognized over time as having had important political impact. It is vital that scientists and policy-makers continue to be able to interact at these meetings as part of global efforts to combat the HIV epidemic.
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Drs. Gayle and Wainberg were Co-Chairs of the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto during August 2006. We thank Rodney Kort of the International AIDS Society for critically reading this manuscript.
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