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Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
HIV drugs treatment to start earlier - Motsoaledi

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Wednesday.

Published
23 July 2014
From
Independent Online
Global Policy, Local Disconnects A look into the implementation of the 2013 HIV treatment GuideLines

The Global Policy, Local Disconnects: A Look Into the Implementation of the 2013 HIV Treatment Guidelines report is a global initiative undertaken by ITPC and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). The research conducted and compiled in this report has been carried out by ITPC’s nine regional networks staff teams, ARASA and our respective country partners.

Published
20 July 2014
From
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
Three Top Researchers Question Efavirenz Status as First-Line Agent

Looking at recent evidence, three top clinical investigators question whether the nonnucleoside efavirenz should maintain its rank as a preferred first-line antiretroviral.

Published
14 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Switch from single-tablet regimen to 3 tablets works in Denmark

Switching from an efavirenz-containing single-tablet regimen (STR) to an efavirenz containing triple-tablet regimen (TTR) to save money maintained viral suppression in Denmark. Antiretroviral-naive people who started the TTR attained the same virologic suppression rate as people who started the STR combination.

Published
10 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
New ARV prescribing guidelines for London (2014)

The guidelines are the result of a therapeutic tender, which encourages drug manufacturers to offer volume discounts for different stages of the treatment pathway, for example, for preferred use in first-line, second-line and multiple resistant treatment.

Published
01 July 2014
From
HIV i-Base
Protease inhibitor therapy increases underlying genetic risk of diabetes for women with HIV

Treatment with an antiretroviral regimen based on a protease inhibitor magnifies any underlying genetic susceptibility to diabetes for women living with HIV, investigators report in the online edition

Published
01 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Dolutegravir in HIV-1 infection: Added benefit in adult patients

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has determined that the new integrase inhibitor drug dolutegravir (Tivicay ®) is of considerable added benefit to treatment-naive patients in comparison with current first-line therapies, and some added benefit to patients who already need to take an integrase inhibitor.

Published
19 June 2014
From
Science Daily
AAHIVM, AGS, and ACRIA release updated recommendations for older patients with HIV

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) this week announced a major update to its 2011 report, Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. Revised topics include assessing functional capacity, smoking cessation, and management of diabetes, COPD, osteoporosis, and hypertension.

Published
06 June 2014
From
EATG
Divided Opinions on Feasibility of Kenya’s Option B+ Roll Out

Kenya’s health sector has been facing significant challenges, ranging from a shortage of health care providers to a series of labour strikes. The problems have not only disrupted health services, but have HIV experts divided on whether to roll out Option B+ nationwide or just to pilot it in high volume facilities such as major referral hospitals.

Published
29 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
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