Finding AIDS Meeting Abstracts

Much research on HIV/AIDS topics is presented at meetings, such as the International Conference on AIDS.  Finding the abstracts of papers presented at meetings is not always easy, however. We have recently added information to the Public Health Library’s AIDS/HIV Resources web page that will help you in this endeavor (scroll to AIDS Meeting Abstracts, about half-way down the page)

NLM gif Abstracts from the International Conference on AIDS, and several other AIDS conferences, are located in the NLM Gateway. To locate abstracts by conference name, enter International Conference on AIDS[cn] in the Search box, then click Search. You can limit your search by year by clicking on Limits/Settings, and you may also enter key words or subject terms in the Search field for further refinement. On the search results page, click the Meeting Abstracts link to see the abstracts. Search results can be easily formatted for import to EndNote or RefWorks.

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Many AIDS meeting abstracts, including the International Conference on AIDS, may be found in AEGIS (AIDS Education Global Information System). Click Conferences on the left sidebar, then click the title of the conference from which you wish to obtain abstracts. Or, click Search on the left sidebar, enter your keyword(s) in the search box, select the conference you wish to search, then click the Search button.

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Abstracts for the International Conference on AIDS are also available on the International AIDS Society web site


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Proceedings and PapersFirst provide citations (not the full abstract) for many AIDS meetings and papers, repectively. If the conference proceedings or papers were published, these resources will provide information necessary to find the item, such as the journal title and issue, etc. A UC-eLinks icon appears with each citation. Search results may be easily exported to EndNote or RefWorks.

Volumes of abstracts for some AIDS meetings are located in the Public Health Library. Check Melvyl or GLADIS for call numbers. Search using the conference name as a Keyword.

Need help? Ask your public health librarian!