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Tenofovir resistance may develop in more than half of patients failing treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

More than half of people who experienced failure of a tenofovir-based antiretroviral regimen in sub-Saharan Africa had resistance to tenofovir, a meta-analysis of drug resistance studies published

Published
01 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
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.

Published
01 February 2016
From
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.

Published
24 January 2016
From
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.

Published
15 January 2016
From
NICE press release
WHO issues recommendations on linkage to care, retention, to help bring HIV treatment to all

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations on how to organise services in order to promote linkage to care and retention in care as part

Published
01 December 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
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.

Published
01 December 2015
From
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.

Published
01 December 2015
From
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.

Published
01 December 2015
From
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).

Published
23 November 2015
From
AIDSinfo
Leading liver doctors: Hepatitis C patients must be treated

Many insurers – both private and public – are delaying access to new HCV treatments to patients until their disease has progressed and the liver is further damaged. There is no medical evidence to justify that position and much to justify treating all patients.

Published
17 November 2015
From
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases press release
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