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'Vast majority' of elevated viral load episodes in pregnant women caused by non-adherence

Non-adherence to ART — and not pretreatment drug-resistant mutations — explain the “vast majority” of elevated viral load episodes in women initiating ART during pregnancy, according to results from a study conducted in South Africa.

Published
02 April 2019
From
Healio
Viral suppression maintained with alternate-day dosing of efavirenz/tenofovir/emtricitabine

No significant differences in viral suppression between groups on daily dosing versus alternate-day dosing of combination fixed-dose tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz (TDF/FTC/EFV, better known with the brand name of Atripla) were found in

Published
01 April 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Non-adherence to HIV treatment for cost-saving reasons reported by 8% in American study

Much of the excessive cost of prescription drugs in the United States falls on patients, and national surveillance data has now found that this has a

Published
27 March 2019
By
Roger Pebody
Long-acting injectible antiretroviral trial begins

Can a monthly injection of two antiretroviral drugs offer a better chance of suppressing the virus than current oral regimens, among individuals with adherence challenges? A trial that will enroll some 350 volunteers with documented lapses in treatment in the preceding year and a half will seek to find out, the National Institutes of Health announced today.

Published
28 February 2019
From
Science Speaks
Cocaine use associated with poor adherence to PrEP and dropping out of care

Cocaine users have poorer adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and engagement with care, according to research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
22 February 2019
By
Michael Carter
Uganda: Financial incentives do not boost HIV viral suppression rate

Financial incentives had no effect on viral suppression among HIV-positive adults in Uganda, according to a recent study. Researchers said these findings suggest a need for better interventions to promote the achievement of viral suppression.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Healio
Indonesia turns to Global Fund to ensure ARV stock

Amid rising concerns about the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy drugs following a failed drug tender, the government has given assurances that stocks are enough until the end of this year.

Published
23 January 2019
From
The Jakarta Post
What stops people with HIV adhering to long term antiretroviral therapy?

Long term adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important in both reducing morbidly and mortality in people living with HIV and reducing transmission rates. A new study published in AIDS Research and Therapy explores people’s reasons for non-adherence to ART through a cohort in Uganda. They find travel, stigma, poor adherence education, and alternative medicine to be prominent factors.

Published
22 January 2019
From
BMC Blogs Network
Substance use does not lower adherence to PrEP in MSM

Study findings showed that substance use does not affect adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among men who have sex with men or transgender women.

Published
24 November 2018
From
Healio
Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

Published
08 November 2018
From
AVERT

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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