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A Virtual HIV Clinic Could Be the Precursor to Anonymous Online STD Testing

A new program being run in partnership with the University of Iowa Health Care is offering people at risk of HIV infection the option to seek PrEP online, via video conferencing. The program creates what is basically a virtual HIV clinic, an innovative way to get around the social stigmas associated with HIV.

12 September 2017
Video Conferencing Daily
For HIV patients fewer clinic visits means better treatment retention, Zambia study finds

Patients receiving care for HIV who were scheduled for clinic visits every six months were less likely to show up late, miss visits, have gaps in treatment, and drop off treatment rolls than patients scheduled every three months, a study in Zambia has shown.

29 August 2017
Science Speaks
Guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

The objectives of these guidelines are to provide recommendations outlining a public health approach to managing people presenting with advanced HIV disease, and to provide guidance on the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV.

23 July 2017
World Health Organization
Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

12 July 2017
The Body PRO
Liberia Way Behind in HIV Response, Kicks-off 'Catch-up' Plan

UNAIDS' new Country Director, Ms. Miriam Chipimo, says she looks forward to contributing to the response of HIV prevalence in Liberia. Ms. Chipimo stated: “We haven’t reached most of the people around the country for testing; we have only reached 26 percent of those who are positive with the virus.” She also indicated that of the estimated 40,000 persons living with the virus throughout the country, 6,000 of them need treatment.

18 May 2017
Liberian Daily Observer
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

26 April 2017
New York Times
Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation in HIV care and resulting viral suppression, according to findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

21 February 2017
One-stop sexual health: PrEP services at your local pharmacy

Pharmacists—who work across centers that range from community clinics, to pharmacies in grocery stores, to stand-alone retail centers—may be an untapped resource as potential PrEP service providers. This was the subject up for discussion at a recent session at CROI, where two presenters shed light on the feasibility of pharmacist-delivered PrEP services.

16 February 2017
BETA blog
Social care sector is letting down older people with HIV, finds report

Research by the Terrence Higgins Trust into the care needs of older people with HIV has highlighted a “real need” for better training of social care staff, the chair of the National Care Association has said.

24 January 2017
HIV patients call drug program fractured after shift in operators

A state program that helps people pay for expensive, lifesaving HIV drugs is in disarray after the Oakland company that managed it for nearly 20 years was replaced by three out-of-state operators, say patients and AIDS advocacy groups.

23 January 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
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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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