Friday, February 16, 2007

UCSF: HIV Serosorting May Reduce New Infections 98%

Dr. Jeff McConnell, a researcher at UCSF's HIV/AIDS Gladstone Institute, made a fascinating presentation at the HIV Prevention Planning Council's February 8 meeting, all about serosorting, seroadaptation and seropositioning as methods of further controlling HIV infections in San Francisco, and maybe elsewhere. He also discussed continuing research into HIV superinfection, which is reflected in his last couple of slide.

It pleases me very much to report that UCSF has provided copies of Dr. McConnell's slides to the SF DPH and are now posted on the web. Click here to view all 28 of them.

I've posted what I consider to be the most important slide from his talk, slide 13, showing a mathematical model that proposes HIV rates could possible fall by a whopping 98% through serosorting and seropositioning.

So how do we turn that mathematical model into reality?

Click here
to view all 28 slides from UCSF. Scroll down to the February 8 meeting section, then click on the PowerPoint link for Dr. McConnell's slides.

Here is a photo of Dr. McConnell making his presentation last week:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But serosorting really only works when the HIV negatives are actually NEGATIVE! I like that doctor's long curly hair.