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Navigating Mixed Messages About HIV

We are required to both downplay the seriousness of HIV and to stress its terrible impact. Here’s the view I favor.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Poz
Starting HIV treatment at diagnosis slashes drop out, drug failure rates, China study finds

Patients diagnosed with HIV who started antiretroviral treatment within 30 days had significantly lower rates of dropping out of treatment, and higher rates successful treatment, than those who started later, particularly those who started more than three months after their diagnosis, a study in China has found.

Published
04 June 2018
From
Science Speaks
Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Implementing initiatives to maintain Medicaid enrollment and expedite re-enrollment and having alternate resources available during gap times may be important to ensure continuous antiretroviral therapy (ART) to optimize HIV outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
01 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Viral suppression among transgender women is improving, but results are still below the national average

Recently we took a close look at the progress that has been made in the overall percentage of people diagnosed with HIV who have achieved viral suppression in the United States. The overall results showed improvement but hid the fact that some populations are at risk of being left behind.

Published
21 May 2018
From
The Black AIDS Institute
New findings on inflammation & how it affects people with HIV

“There is a large set of adverse events that HIV-infected individuals suffer from that appear to be associated with inflammation,” lead study author Brian Hart told BETA. “These events are relatively common and can affect length and quality of life.”

Published
27 April 2018
From
BETA blog
Why Don’t Blacks With HIV Fare as Well as Whites on Treatment?

According to a recent study, such a disparity persists even when access to care for the virus is equal.

Published
13 April 2018
From
Poz
Giving birth has become less dangerous in South Africa

The main reason for South Africa’s decline in maternal death ratios, according to the SAMJ study, is the “large-scale reduction in deaths owing to HIV infection as a result of the success of the HIV antiviral treatment programme in pregnancy and beyond”.

Published
04 April 2018
From
Bhekisisa
Why are there still so many AIDS-related deaths?

A friend of mine, Antron-Reshaud Olukayode, died of an AIDS-related illness a few months ago. He was an Atlanta-based writer and HIV advocate. The news was quite a shock for me because an empowered person living with HIV isn’t supposed to die at age 33. Or so I believed.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Poz
Statement of UNAIDS on news reports of a new HIV strain in the Philippines

UNAIDS is concerned that media reports which make reference to HIV research in the Philippines are being interpreted as saying that there is a new and untreatable strain of the virus in the country. There is no new strain of HIV which has been found in the Philippines.

Published
21 March 2018
From
UNAIDS Asia-Pacific
Issue Brief: Suboptimal Immune Recovery on Antiretroviral Therapy

A subset of people on ART experience limited or no recovery of CD4+ T cell counts despite achieving and maintaining undetectable HIV viral loads, and these individuals have an elevated risk of illness and death compared with counterparts who obtain greater CD4+ T cell gains.

Published
06 March 2018
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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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