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New guidance says start HIV treatment within 7 days of diagnosis – but is everyone ready?

Everyone diagnosed with HIV should be offered the option to start treatment within seven days of diagnosis and everyone who feels ready should have the option to

Published
25 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

The objectives of these guidelines are to provide recommendations outlining a public health approach to managing people presenting with advanced HIV disease, and to provide guidance on the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV.

Published
23 July 2017
From
World Health Organization
Kenya to introduce better treatment for people living with HIV

To accelerate access to better antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the Government of Kenya and Unitaid today announced the introduction of dolutegravir, a new first-line drug for people living with HIV, making Kenya the first African country to introduce the generic version of this new drug for routine use.

Published
28 June 2017
From
UNITAID
Gay New Zealand welcomes removal of HIV meds restriction

The decision of New Zealand's drug regulator Pharmac to remove a restriction on when people newly-diagnosed with HIV can be put on medications will "significantly benefit people newly diagnosed with HIV and those living with HIV as well as efforts to prevent HIV transmission” according to the NZ AIDS Foundation. “New Zealand is one of few countries in the developed world to still have a restriction on treatment access,” the NZAF's Executive Director Jason Myers says. “Early treatment is a fundamental pillar of NZAFs Ending HIV programme."

Published
08 May 2017
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Gay New Zealand
Early ART highly acceptable and achieves excellent rates of viral suppression among young South African women

Early antiretroviral therapy (ART) is highly acceptable to the majority of young women with HIV in South Africa, according to research published in AIDS and Behavior.

Published
27 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
EASL releases updated hepatitis B guidelines at International Liver Congress

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) presented revised clinical practice guidelines for the management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection – the first update

Published
26 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Should Antiretroviral Therapy be Offered the Same Day as Diagnosis?

Andy Seale summarizes a discussion that took place on ITPC’s listserv about when to initiate antiretroviral therapy. The discussion included consideration of WHO’s recommendation for Same Day Start.

Published
23 March 2017
From
ITPC
Advanced HIV disease & Same day start of ART - Make your voice heard!

The World Health Organization is seeking the values & preferences of people living with HIV as it prepares new guidelines on two topics: whether ART should be started on the same day of a diagnosis of HIV, and the best combination of treatment for people living with HIV who look for care when they already have advanced HIV disease. Deadline: this Sunday, 19 March 2017.

Published
14 March 2017
From
WHO
Clinical Commissioning Policy: Tenofovir Alafenamide for treatment of HIV 1 in adults and adolescents

TAF containing products can be made available to patients who have defined renal or bone problems or who have medical reasons why they cannot take other HIV drugs.

Published
06 March 2017
From
NHS England
From Twitter To Treatment Guidelines, Industry Influence Permeates Medicine

The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine, reaching those who write guidelines that shape doctors' practices, patient advocacy organizations, letter writers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and even oncologists on Twitter, according to a series of papers on money and influence published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Published
18 January 2017
From
NPR
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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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