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  • 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
  • Viread (Tenofovir, TDF) Linked With Liver Disease and Cancer

    Long-term use of Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF) is associated with an increased risk of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) as well as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer) among people with HIV.

    14 January 2016 | Poz
  • Undetectable & Low-level HIV Viral Replication

    Even people who are adherent to their medication regimens may experience occasional “blips” in their viral loads, experience viral rebound or maintain a steady, if low, viral load above undetectable levels. To understand why some people struggle to achieve or remain undetectable, we spoke with Keith Henry, MD, an HIV specialist at Hennepin County Medical Center who has more than 25 years of experience caring for people with HIV.

    06 January 2016 | BETA blog
  • NIH drops special 10% set-aside for AIDS research

    In a major shakeup for the HIV/AIDS research community, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced it will no longer support setting aside a fixed 10% of its budget—or $3 billion this year—to fund research on the disease. The agency also plans to reprogram $65 million of its AIDS research grant funding this year to focus more sharply on ending the epidemic.

    15 December 2015 | Science
  • Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2015

    What is most interesting about the past year's events is how our wonderful capacity for invention and innovation is matched by our incredible and frustrating ability to screw things up. So here are both the commendable and the concerning: my top 10 stories from 2015.

    08 December 2015 | The Body Pro
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