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  • The HIV Treatment Pipeline

    “Depending on when you test positive for HIV, you could be looking at up to eight decades of treatment,” says Tim Horn of Treatment Action Group. “We need drugs that are gentler, kinder, better and cheaper.”

    28 June 2016 | Poz
  • Antiretrovirals: A Success Story

    Celebrating 20 years of effective HIV treatment - how antiretrovirals have improved since 1996 and the developments we still need.

    28 June 2016 | Poz
  • Taking Atripla Three Days a Week Maintains Undetectable HIV Viral Load, Pilot Study Finds

    Taking efavirenz/tenofovir/emtricitabine (Atripla) three days a week maintained an undetectable viral load for at least 24 weeks in people who were already virally suppressed for at least two years, according to a small, proof-of-concept study presented at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    22 June 2016 | The Body Pro
  • WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections

    Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016.

    22 June 2016 | World Health Organization
  • Media Outlets Falsely Claim That a Cure for HIV May Be Only Three Years Away

    A series of media outlets have erroneously reported that scientists may be just three years away from developing a cure for HIV. This false claim traces to an article published in the United Kingdom’s The Telegraph concerning researchers who recently succeeded in editing HIV’s genetic code out of immune cells in a laboratory setting.

    06 April 2016 | Poz
  • Mbeki still believes his own AIDS propaganda

    Former President Thabo Mbeki has defended his controversial stance on HIV, which has been blamed for the deaths of at least 330,000 South Africans. For Health-e News Managing Editor Kerry Cullinan, Mbeki’s letter finally answers a question that’s haunted her for years.

    07 March 2016 | Health-e
  • Dumbing Down Treatment Decisions, Part Two

    Bob Leahy say there are wrong decisions made - both regarding treatment and prevention - all the time. But how do we help our most vulnerable who face barriers to good decision-making avoid them?

    02 March 2016 | Positive Lite
  • Really Rapid Review — CROI 2016, Boston

    Here is a carefully curated (I’m joking) list of highlights, a Really Rapid Review™ roughly divided into epidemiology/prevention, treatment, complications, cure — and coffee.

    01 March 2016 | NEJM Journal Watch
  • Gilead announces results from first study to evaluate switching to FTAF-based regimens from Truvada® (FTDF)-based regimens

    Investigational F/TAF-based regimens demonstrate high rates of virologic suppression and improved renal and bone laboratory parameters compared to Truvada-based regimens.

    24 February 2016 | Gilead press release
  • HIV resistance to favored treatment not uncommon

    Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study.

    29 January 2016 | Reuters
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