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  • Genvoya added to US recommended first-line options for HIV treatment

    Based on efficacy and safety data from phase 3 randomized clinical trials, EVG/c/FTC/TAF will be added as one of the Recommended Initial Regimens for ART-naive adults and adolescents with estimated creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min (AI).

    23 November 2015 | AIDSinfo
  • Many Countries Deny Antiretrovirals to Undocumented Migrants

    Migrants who have come to Europe from low- and middle-income countries who become infected with HIV start antiretroviral therapy later than native populations, and when their CD4 counts are lower, new research indicates.

    28 October 2015 | Medscape
  • Simplified HIV Test and same-day treat program associated with better coverage and much lower mortality in China

    A 'Test and Treat' protocol for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, implemented in two Guangxi, China counties in 2012, was associated with increased engagement in HIV/AIDS care and a 62 percent reduction in mortality among participants, according to a new study. This before-and-after analysis suggests that broader implementation of the program may inexpensively improve outcomes for HIV-positive individuals in China.

    08 October 2015 | Science Daily
  • Doctors Find Effective HIV Drug Course Free of Efavirenz

    Once considered part of the gold standard of HIV treatment, alternative regimens can now alleviate concerns about birth defects, psychiatric problems, and even suicide caused by the drug efavirenz. Research published this week shows that three alternative, first-line HIV treatments that do not include efavirenz are just as good at suppressing the virus and are better tolerated.

    08 October 2015 | Healthline
  • Nearly Half of Canadians Living with HIV Start Treatment Late

    HIV testing in parts of Canada remains based on “perceived risk” and could be keeping people living with the disease from discovering their status. A new study, based on the largest Canadian database of people living with HIV, finds nearly half of those surveyed started antiretroviral treatment (ART) when they had already reached an AIDS-defining illness or a weakened immune system.

    06 October 2015 | British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
  • San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment

    San Francisco is serving as a model for other cities. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs that have sent infection rates plummeting.

    06 October 2015 | New York Times
  • British HIV Association (BHIVA) 2015 Treatment Guidelines published

    The new BHIVA treatment guidelines recommend: "All individuals with HIV... are reviewed promptly by an HIV specialist and offered immediate ART." See for a summary of the main recommendations.

    26 September 2015 | BHIVA
  • Australia: Treatment Now Recommended for all people with HIV

    Based on the results from two large trials, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) Sub-Committee for Guidance on HIV Management in Australia strongly recommends that all people with HIV, regardless of their viral load or CD4 count, consider starting HIV treatment.

    18 September 2015 | Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
  • Simplified HIV Test and Treat program associated with better coverage and lower mortality

    A "Test and Treat" protocol for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, implemented in two Guangxi, China counties in 2012, was associated with increased engagement in HIV/AIDS care and a 62% reduction in mortality among participants, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

    09 September 2015 | EurekAlert
  • Four years with HIV and counting…

    Today marks my fourth anniversary, or annHIVersary if you will, of life with HIV. Those four years have really flown past, so what’s changed? What does the future hold?

    04 August 2015 | Beyond Positive
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