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EASL issues new hepatitis C treatment recommendations for all genotypes

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) released its latest recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C at a special meeting last Thursday in Paris.

Published
26 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Delays in updating HIV treatment guidelines in Africa blocking early treatment for millions

Delays in adopting the World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 recommendation of HIV treatment for all threaten the achievement of the 90-90-90 targets for HIV diagnosis and viral

Published
12 September 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Why 2.1 million Indians infected with HIV do not get the drugs they need

Each of an estimated 2.1 million Indians infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should be getting a cocktail of drugs to prolong their lives and reduce infections, but no more than 44% do, the minister of health told the Lok Sabha (parliament’s lower house) in April 2016.

Published
12 September 2016
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Firstpost
South Africa: ARVS now easier to get

From today anyone who is HIV- positive can access ARVs from a state facility - good news for about 4million people living with the virus but not on medication. Until now only HIV-positive but people with CD4 counts lower than 500 (the measure of immune system strength) qualified for treatment under the Department of Health's treatment guidelines

Published
01 September 2016
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TIMES Live
Zimbabwe: All HIV+ Patients to Get ARVs

All people who tested positive to HIV from Manicaland and Matabeleland South provinces in June will immediately be placed on antiretroviral therapy regardless of their CD4 count as the country seeks to operationalise the latest World Health Organisation guidelines on treatment and care of HIV.

Published
30 August 2016
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AllAfrica
Tanzania: ARVs Now for Any CD4 Count

People living with HIV would from October start anti-retroviral treatment straightaway given any CD4 cell count upon testing, the government has announced.

Published
24 August 2016
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AllAfrica
Earlier HIV treatment is not over-burdening health services

Earlier treatment initiation is not overwhelming rural health services in South Africa, but changes in treatment eligibility criteria alone may not increase the number of people on

Published
22 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
2016 recommendations for antiretroviral drugs for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection

In a report appearing in the July 12 issue of JAMA, an HIV/AIDS theme issue, Huldrych F. Gunthard, M.D., of University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues with the International Antiviral Society-USA panel, updated recommendations for the use of antiretroviral therapy in adults with established HIV infection, including when to start treatment, initial regimens, and changing regimens, along with recommendations for using antiretroviral drugs for preventing HIV among those at risk, including preexposure and postexposure prevention.

Published
13 July 2016
From
Science Daily
Feasible to prescribe ART to emergency department patients with suspected acute HIV infection

Empiric antiretroviral therapy (ART) for individuals presenting to emergency departments with suspected acute HIV infection (AHI) is highly feasible, investigators report in the July 1st edition of the

Published
08 July 2016
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
20 June 2016
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Asia One
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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