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  • China offers free antiviral therapy for HIV/AIDS

    Antiviral treatment should be recommended for all those with HIV/AIDS under China's newly revised guidelines, said an online notice issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Wednesday.

    20 June 2016 | Asia One
  • WHO releases second edition of Consolidated ARV guidelines

    This edition updates the 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs following an extensive review of evidence and consultations in mid-2015, shared at the end of 2015, and now published in full in 2016. It is being published in a changing global context for HIV and for health more broadly.

    15 June 2016 | World Health Organization
  • South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

    The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.

    16 May 2016 | UNAIDS
  • South Africa moves to ‘test and treat’

    Treasury has allocated an extra R1-billion to finance this “universal test and treat” (UTT) programme, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced during his budget speech in Parliament today.

    16 May 2016 | Health-e News
  • South Africa to adopt WHO’s ‘test and treat’ HIV guidelines

    SA WILL adopt the World Health Organization’s new "test and treat" guidelines for HIV patients in September, enabling people to start treatment as soon as they are diagnosed instead of having to wait until their immune systems weaken, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday.

    10 May 2016 | Business Day
  • A simple ask in 2016: the UN goal of universal HIV treatment

    Last week, the working draft for 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS was released with only a few days for comments. Called the Zero draft, like previous statements produced every five years, it is a list of observations, comments and goals. But using the UN Statement as a platform of human rights has become disconnected from the scientific and medical advances in HIV over the last five years. The bulk of the draft document could have been written at any time during the epidemic, certainly most of it could have been written in 2011. There is only one reference to dramatic changes in the WHO 2015 guidelines and only two references to PrEP.

    28 April 2016 | i-Base
  • South Africa rolls out ‘test and treat’ to sex workers

    South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

    14 March 2016 | Health-e
  • New recommendations in the updated WHO guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection

    The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection in 2014. Since then, several new medicines for the treatment of HCV infection have been introduced.

    25 February 2016 | World Health Organization
  • 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
  • HIV/AIDS Guidelines App available for iOS and Android Devices

    AIDSinfo is releasing a new HIV/AIDS Guidelines app for mobile devices. The AIDSinfo Guidelines app provides mobile access to the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. The guidelines include recommendations approved by expert panels on the treatment of HIV infection and related opportunistic infections in adults, adolescents, and children and on the management of perinatal HIV infection.

    24 January 2016 | U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
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