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Treatment outcomes no better with single tablet regimens than individual tablets

One pill a day HIV treatments such as Atripla, Stribild and Eviplera have the same rates of virological failure, drug resistance and side-effects as multiple tablet regimens,

Published
23 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
HIV Treatment Guidelines Nix Atripla as First-Line Therapy

A revision of U.S. HIV treatment guidelines has removed Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/emtricitabine) from the priority list of first-line antiretrovirals.

Published
09 April 2015
From
AIDSMeds
More people in the UK are starting HIV treatment early, in order to reduce their risk of transmission

There is evidence of increasing interest in HIV treatment as prevention among people living with HIV in the UK, with the number of people starting treatment at

Published
25 March 2015
By
Roger Pebody
WHO issues its first hepatitis B treatment guidelines

WHO today issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacking the liver and resulting in an estimated 650 000 deaths each year – most of them in low- and middle-income countries.

Published
12 March 2015
From
World Health Organization
Early HIV treatment and isoniazid prophylaxis: why TEMPRANO results do not yet support universal ART at CD4 >500 cells/mm3

The TEMPRANO study presented as a late breaker oral presentation, included important information for timing of TB prophylaxis and the timing of ART in TB-endemic countries. The conclusions though do not support universally starting treatment at CD4 counts >500 or answer the primary question of the international START study.

Published
03 March 2015
From
HIV i-Base
7-country study shows triple-drug combination superior for preventing infant HIV infection

Implementing the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of three-drug antiretroviral treatment during pregnancy leads to a significantly lower rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission, a 7-country randomised study has

Published
25 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV Positive Guys Need To Consider Going On Meds Earlier — ACON

MORE HIV-positive men need to think about starting treatment straight after diagnosis if ambitious targets to end HIV transmission by 2020 are to be met, the head of New South Wales based LGBTI health body ACON has said. The comments come as the organisation launches a major new sexual health campaign that also aims to clear up confusion surrounding one of the newest buzzwords in the HIV lexicon: "undetectable".

Published
23 February 2015
From
Star Observer
HIV Organizations Urge Continuation of D:A:D Study

D:A:D follows 50,000 HIV-positive people, looking at drug safety and side effects over time. Results from D:A:D have changed HIV treatment guidelines, and how HIV-positive people are treated by their health care providers. We urge pharmaceutical companies to continue funding this vital study.

Published
11 February 2015
From
Treatment Action Group
Screening for bone fracture risk should be routine for over-40s with HIV, new guidelines recommend

Screening for fracture risk should be a routine part of HIV care for all over-40s, and all postmenopausal women, all men over 50 and people at

Published
02 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Zimbabwe finally switches away from stavudine

The Zimbabwean government has finally dropped stavudine, lamivudine and nevirapine as its first-line HIV therapy in favour of a single dose treatment which has a combination of three drugs, namely tenofovir/lamivudine/efavirenz (TLN).The Government dropped the first line HIV treatment after realizing that it was causing severe side effects on patients. Stanley Takaona of the Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS Activist Union Community Trust said the introduction of the new HIV drug was going to save more lives.

Published
19 January 2015
From
AllAfrica
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