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  • Really Rapid Review — CROI 2018, Boston

    Dr Paul Sax reviews the clinical highlights of CROI 2018.

    12 March 2018 | New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch
  • FDA approves new HIV treatment for patients who have limited treatment options

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past (heavily treatment-experienced) and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies (multidrug resistant HIV, or MDR HIV).Trogarzo is administered intravenously once every 14 days by a trained medical professional and used in combination with other antiretroviral medications.

    07 March 2018 | FDA
  • 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.

    06 March 2018 | TAG
  • 'Chipping Away' at Better HIV Outcomes at CROI 2018

    Improved treatment, reduction in long-term complications, and the elimination of disparities in HIV prevention and outcomes will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2018. Although there are unlikely to be any massive data presentations at the meeting, the combined power of numerous smaller trials is expected to make a difference for patients, said Judith Currier, MD, from the University of California, Los Angeles, who is chair of the conference.

    27 February 2018 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • Sources of Information for Self-care Among Patients Living with HIV

    The purpose of this study was “to identify the helpful information sources for self-care strategies, including Common sense/Self-experience, Healthcare professional, Internet, Literature, Multiple, Social Support and TV ads.

    20 February 2018 | MD Magazine
  • What does an HIV cure mean to you?

    We did a study to better understand the meanings of HIV cure among people living with HIV. This is critical to reconcile what would be clinically feasible with what would be meaningful for people living with HIV.

    06 February 2018 | Positively Aware
  • Immediate HIV Treatment Has Little Impact on Risk of Future Drug Resistance

    Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately rather waiting until a person's CD4 count falls below 500 cells/µL has almost no impact on the person's risk of developing antiretroviral resistance over the next seven years, according to a study published online in the journal AIDS. In this 51,000-person analysis, the impact of immediate ART on acquired drug resistance disappeared almost completely among people starting treatment in 2005 or later.

    07 January 2018 | The Body Pro
  • NHS England have announced funding for immediate antiretroviral treatment for HIV patients

    NHS England has announced that it has agreed that HIV antiretroviral medication will be provided to patients immediately once someone is diagnosed.

    19 December 2017 | Gay Times
  • Could we safely reduce the frequency of treatments for HIV-positive people?

    Most HIV-positive people in France under treatment take a daily dose of antiviral drugs for life. However, a major trial is currently underway that may confirm that patients could omit several days of treatment a week without risk to their health.

    08 December 2017 | The Conversation
  • Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2017

    By David Alain Wohl, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

    19 November 2017 | The Body Pro
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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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