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  • 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)
  • NICE publishes new guideline to better tackle tuberculosis

    NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence of England – published guidance on how to better treat and prevent tuberculosis. England has more TB cases than any other country in Western Europe.

    15 January 2016 | NICE press release
  • Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection: what’s new

    The 2015 guidelines includes 10 new recommendations to improve the quality and efficiency of services to people living with HIV. Implementation of the recommendations in these guidelines on universal eligibility for ART will mean that more people will start ART earlier.

    01 December 2015 | World Health Organization
  • Barriers to progress – Treatment activists’ response to WHO HIV treatment guidelines 2015

    Three issues that represent barriers to continued progress: community-led treatment education is inadequately supported and needs to be scaled up; people living in middle income countries are denied affordable access to essential medicines, such as dolutegravir; availability of routine viral load monitoring remains patchy.and limited in too many countries.

    01 December 2015 | International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
  • Accelerate expansion of antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV: WHO

    On World AIDS Day WHO emphasizes that expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation.

    01 December 2015 | World Health Organization
  • 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
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