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  • Uganda: Aids Patients Reject Bitter ARVs

    The Uganda Coalition for Access to Essential Medicine (UCAEM) has asked government to withdraw and cease use of non-film coated tenofovir and lamivudine, dubbing the drug combination as notoriously bitter. "People living with HIV will more likely stop taking treatment than use this medicine," said Margaret Happy, the advocacy officer of the International Community of Women in East Africa (ICWEA).

    10 September 2014 | Allafrica.com
  • Malawi First Country to Put HIV Positive Pregnant Women On ARVs

    President Arthur Peter Mutharika says Malawi was the first country to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs regardless of their CD4 Count.

    02 September 2014 | AllAfrica
  • HIV Trends in San Francisco and London: An AIDS 2014 Q&A

    At AIDS 2014 researchers presented findings from a comparison of HIV trends in two major cities: San Francisco and LondonStudy co-author Jen Hecht, MPH, director of program development and operations at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, spoke with BETA about the study findings, what they mean for HIV prevention efforts moving forward

    22 August 2014 | BETA blog
  • PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds

    Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data.

    19 August 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Non-adherence to medication threatens Cambodia’s zero AIDS deaths target

    The Cambodian Government has committed to reaching zero AIDS-related deaths by 2020. But the number of deaths among people who are living with HIV continues to rise, despite the fact that antiretroviral treatment is more widely available. One reason for this is because some people living with HIV are missing follow-up hospital appointments and failing to adhere to antiretroviral treatment.

    07 August 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Australia: Nearly a third of HIV patients are diagnosed too late, data shows

    About 30% of patients with HIV are diagnosed well after they should have begun treatment, according to the latest Australian data, suggesting early-testing initiatives have not worked.

    17 July 2014 | The Guardian
  • Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?

    "It’s best understood as a function of health disparities writ large,” says Chris Beyrer. The core difference between the United States and Western Europe, he says, is that “we’re a much bigger, much more complex, and much more unjust country.”

    13 May 2014 | The New Republic
  • Few patients attend HIV clinic after ED visit for postexposure care

    Only half of people who were referred to HIV clinics for follow-up after presenting to the emergency department for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis actually attended the clinic for care.

    15 April 2014 | Healio
  • South Africa's ARVs dropout rate worries UN

    The world can learn from South Africa’s “impressive” roll-out of anti-retroviral treatment to more than two million people, but too many patients on treatment are being “lost” in the system.

    09 April 2014 | Times Live
  • Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

    The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

    02 April 2014 | Treatment Action Group
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