Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.
15 February 2017 | GNPPlus
In the first half of 2016, through programs supported by the Global Fund, another 787,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, bringing the total to date to 10 million, a 9% increase over end-2015 results and a 17% increase over the number a year ago. Three countries account for 77% of the increase from six months ago: Kenya (52%), Tanzania (16%) and Mozambique (9%).
01 February 2017 | Global Fund Observer
In a two-day conference organised in collaboration between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ECDC, HIV experts from across the European Union discussed how to reverse this trend and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by 2030.
31 January 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
In 2014, the safety-net program provided drugs, medical care and support services to more than 268,000 people in the U.S. living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Now a study shows that in 82 percent of them HIV is no longer detectable in their blood – a state known as “viral suppression.”
24 January 2017 | Reuters
No fewer than 2.3 million Nigerians living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus are not on any form of treatment, even as health experts have raised alarm over the growing incidence of resistance to anti-retroviral drugs in the country.
24 January 2017 | Vanguard
London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.
11 January 2017 | London Evening Standard
A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains.
05 January 2017 | Financial Times
Scientists in France have recently noted that while the cascade of HIV care as it is currently envisaged is useful, it does not provide a complete picture of what is occurring in the continuum of care. There are significant delays moving from one step of the cascade to the next - more attention needs to be placed on the time people spend between each stage of the continuum of care.
03 January 2017 | CATIE
As I blogged in July, we will need to simultaneously reduce the death rate from AIDS and the rate of new HIV infections if we hope to one day end the epidemic. And to reduce the total number of HIV-infected persons in a country, the rate of new infections must fall below the (now reduced) rate of death from AIDS—a milestone that I’ve termed the “AIDS transition.”
07 December 2016 | Center for Global Development
BRIGHTON and Hove is bidding to become the first city in the UK to be awarded “fast track” HIV status. Fast track status is awarded by the UN and to achieve it, at least 90 per cent of people with HIV in Brighton and Hove need to have been diagnosed and on antiretroviral therapy.
07 December 2016 | The Argus