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  • Newly Diagnosed HIV+ Men Are Embracing Treatment More Than Ever Before

    Gay and bisexual men who are newly diagnosed with HIV change their behaviour to reduce the chance of onward transmission, according to the results of a long-running Australian study released today. It found that more newly diagnosed men are adopting treatment as prevention (TasP) than ever before.

    26 April 2016 | Star Observer
  • First in, best health: treat HIV now

    It may be over 30 years since HIV hit the world, but it’s only recently that a study finally revealed the sooner a person diagnosed with HIV begins taking antiretroviral medication, the better it is for their long-term health outcomes. In light of this, the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and Living Positive Victoria (LPV) have teamed up to launch their first ever social marketing campaign dedicated solely to early treatment: Treat HIV Now.

    26 April 2016 | Star Observer
  • 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
  • Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

    Bob Leahy says there is so much faulty information on what being on treatment means and when to start that it is hurting us all. But there are solutions which can successfully balance patient rights with the benefits of starting treatment early.

    11 February 2016 | Positive Lite
  • US: Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

    What's New in the Guidelines? Revisions to the April 8, 2015, version of the guidelines are largely based on findings from two large, randomized controlled trials that addressed the optimal time to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART)—START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy) and TEMPRANO.

    01 February 2016 | AIDS.info
  • Young Men With Detectable Viral Loads More Likely to Engage in Risky Behavior

    A new study on HIV-positive men and transgender women who have sex with men reported that participants with detectable viral loads were more likely to have anal sex without condoms than those who were virally suppressed, and that condom use was closely related to substance abuse. The study examined participants age 15 to 26 across the US from 2009 to 2012. Among those who had detectable viral loads, a full 44 percent reported condomless sex, a significant percentage higher than those who were virally suppressed but had condomless sex (which was only 25 percent).

    05 January 2016 | HIVPlusMag
  • Cipla ready to launch low dose HIV drug efavirenz

    Drug major Cipla Ltd today said it is ready to launch low dose 'Efavirenz' used in treatment of HIV infection.

    01 December 2015 | Economic Times
  • 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
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