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Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in

Published
07 February 2019
By
Gus Cairns
HIV Hidden in Patients' Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

Researchers can now quickly and accurately count a hidden, inactive form of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that lurks in patients' cells. This version of HIV embeds into cells' genomes and can persist despite otherwise successful therapies - thwarting attempts to cure the infection.

Published
31 January 2019
From
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
For Our Stable HIV Patients, Why Are We Still Sending All These Lab Tests So Often?

Do the guidelines for laboratory monitoring still make sense when our HIV treatments have become so safe and effective?

Published
29 January 2019
From
NEJM Journal Watch
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
How do we define “undetectable” in HIV prevention?

In real life, whether your viral load is 50, 100, or 200 copies may not matter as much as how long your virus has been suppressed.

Published
23 January 2019
From
BETA blog
Atripla or efavirenz plus Truvada failed one in 16 people in first year

Although analyses of the failure rate of ART have been conducted before, a new analysis is the first to compute these rates for a single-drug regimen

Published
21 January 2019
By
Gus Cairns
No HIV test, no marriage license, Jakarta tells couples

No HIV test, no marriage license, Jakarta tells couples - ucanews.com  UCA NewsAuthorities in the Indonesian capital Jakarta have introduced a regulation requiring couples to take an HIV test in order to obtain a marriage license.

Published
18 January 2019
From
UCA News
Back to the future with CD4 testing: Improving HIV care in low- and middle-income countries

A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of lives, according to an Essay published January 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Mark Tenforde of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and colleagues.

Published
16 January 2019
From
Science Daily
Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

Published
14 January 2019
From
Avert
Reported cases of HIV in China are rising rapidly

That is mainly because getting tested is so much easier, and less intimidating

Published
11 January 2019
From
The Economist

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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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