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  • ‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

    Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. Low-income communities with high minority populations — especially African-American and Hispanic populations — are hot spots and although this information has been previously published, it has not been used to target HIV treatment effectively.

    15 hours ago | Brown Daily Herald
  • Nurses help addicts inject heroin at controversial clinic battling HIV

    British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of HIV, including a policy of 'HIV treatment as prevention' and a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs.

    14 April 2014 | PBS Newshour (video)
  • The treatment-as-prevention train has left the station

    Bob Leahy at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver highlights global progress in effectively implementing treatment as prevention to reduce new infections and improve the health of HIV+ people. But who's been left behind and why?

    11 April 2014 | Positive Lite
  • International HIV as Prevention Workshop: Day 1 summary

    This year’s International HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshop began with an opening roundtable session that gathered high-level delegates from across the globe. The goal of the panel: to bring together the key national decision-makers and pivotal international partners to explore the importance of new HIV treatment targets.

    02 April 2014 | Treatment as Prevention Workshop
  • The 'new' negative? Sorry guys, you still have HIV

    No transmissions! In two years! That’s pretty much a written invitation to ditch the rubbers and get out there, right? Lads, lads, lads. Let’s just rein in our penises and hold fire on the condom-burning for a cotton-picking second. No transmissions doesn’t mean there’s a zero risk of transmitting HIV, it just means there were no transmissions.

    31 March 2014 | GMFA
  • The PARTNERS study, a licence to bareback?

    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Does the PARTNERS study signal the death of condoms or should we curb our enthusiasm, and carry on pretending we use them?

    31 March 2014 | Incidence 0
  • Treatment as prevention: The value of early treatment of HIV infection

    The authors of a new paper in Health Affairs concluded that the strategy of early cART prevented 188,000 new HIV cases during 1996-2009, and the value of the survival gains was more than double the increase in drug manufacturers’ revenues from early cART initiation.

    19 March 2014 | The Incidental Economist
  • Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

    The PARTNER results bolster “Treatment as Prevention”. Just don’t tell that to a sizable contingent of skeptical gay men, many of whom took to their keyboards to dismiss the PARTNER findings. Phrases like “false sense of security,” “positive guys lie,” “junk science,” and “if there’s even a small risk” appeared on Facebook postings and in web site comment sections.

    12 March 2014 | My Fabulous Disease
  • David Duran: 'Undetectable' Is the New 'Negative'?

    The more we open up and discuss what it means to be HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load, the more society, especially those within our own community, will begin to understand, learn and accept.

    11 March 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Two new studies point to impact of HIV treatment on transmission in high-HIV-burden African contexts

    Two new studies released by Epicentre, the research arm of the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston this week point to reductions in new HIV infections in areas where HIV treatment has been scaled up. Results also show viral suppression in one Malawian district twice as high as in the US.

    07 March 2014 | MSF
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