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  • 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
  • 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 http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2979458/ for a summary of the main recommendations.

    26 September 2015 | BHIVA
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