Health services and systems
San Francisco AIDS Foundation | 12 hours ago
San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer, with special focus on advancing the foundation’s work to combat HIV/AIDS by creating the first-ever dedicated home for health and wellness for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco. Dr. Grant brings more than 26 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and research.
History of HIV and AIDS
Huffington Post | 22 hours ago
In my book, I recount how slow the federal government was in publicizing the use of Bactrim and other sulfa drugs to prevent PCP (the pneumonia that was then the leading killer of people with AIDS) in addition to its long-time and well-known use to treat PCP.
Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
Huffington Post | 22 hours ago
The more we open up and discuss what it means to be HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load, the more society, especially those within our own community, will begin to understand, learn and accept.
Finance and funding
Deutsche Welle | 11 March 2014
Expert patients counsel neighbours living with HIV on how to take their medication and accompanies patients to the clinic. But now vital funds used to pay for the counsellors are being withdrawn as Lesotho's government struggles to cope with falling donor aid.
BETA blog | 11 March 2014
To understand how women in the United States view daily oral PrEP and its relevance to their lives, Dr. Judy Auerbach and colleagues are conducting qualitative research with American women. Dr. Auerbach sat down with BETA at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections to share updates on this research and offer her take on PrEP for U.S. women.
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
Public Health England | 11 March 2014
The proportion of HIV-positive diagnosed women passing (transmitting) their infection to their babies in the UK is now at its lowest ever level, having dropped four-fold in 10 years. At the heart of this success story sits a world-leading screening programme.
Fierce Drug Delivery | 10 March 2014
The National Institutes of Health has shown that a study of its vaginal ring for the prevention of HIV came back with mixed results. The ring, which delivers two drugs, was safe for 28 days, but only one of the antiretroviral drugs was effective in protecting against the virus.
Testing policies and guidelines
Herald Scotland | 10 March 2014
In a little over four weeks, it will be legal to pop into the supermarket, buy an HIV home testing kit and within 20 minutes of using it at home, get a result.
HIV i-Base | 10 March 2014
A long-term strategy study sponsored by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK reported low rates of serious complications and the potential to reduce drug costs. However, more than a third of people on the PI/r monotherapy group had viral load rebound compared to only 3% of people on standard combination therapy.
The search for a cure
TAG Basic Science Blog | 10 March 2014
The media is awash with stories relating to a conference presentation by Deborah Persaud from Johns Hopkins University, in which she described the case of an HIV-infected baby who was treated within four hours of birth and now shows no detectable HIV after nine months of follow up.