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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
FDA To Consider Pifeltro, Delstrigo as HIV Switch-On Therapies

The FDA will decide this year whether the once-daily Merck therapies can be marketed as a switch-on drug for patients with suppressed HIV-1.

Published
23 January 2019
From
MD Magazine
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
China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui for breaking rules

Official Xinhua news agency says preliminary investigations revealed that scientist had acted on his own and forged review papers

Published
21 January 2019
From
South China Morning Post
South Africa: New safety concerns emerge on latest HIV wonder drug

New safety concerns have emerged about the HIV drug dolutegravir, which the government plans to roll out in April.

Published
18 January 2019
From
Business Day
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
Dolutegravir monotherapy 'not a valid option' for patients with HIV

Study results showed that dolutegravir monotherapy “is not a valid option” to keep patients with chronic HIV infection virologically suppressed and should not be considered a treatment option, researchers said.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Healio
HIV protein function that slows migration of T cells also improves viral survival

A study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified the specific function of a protein found in HIV and related viruses that appears to slow down viral spread in the earliest stages of infection. But they also found that, after initially slowing down the spread of infection, that function may help the virus survive later on by evading the immune response.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Medical Xpress
Larger HIV Reservoirs Found in Those with Clade B Subtype

A study team led by investigators from Simon Fraser University in Canada have made a key discovery on how viral factors, such as HIV subtypes, impact the size of the virus reservoirs in individuals with HIV.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Contagionlive.com
Sleep Abnormalities Do Not Reverse After Discontinuing Efavirenz

For patients with HIV receiving efavirenz-based therapy, sleep and neuropsychological abnormalities do not readily reverse after discontinuation of treatment, according to results published in HIV Clinical Trials.

Published
14 January 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor

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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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