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  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Delay HCV Tx and Watch Patients Die
    MedPage Today | 4 hours ago

    Delaying hepatitis C (HCV) treatment in patients who also have HIV increases the risk of liver complications and death even if the therapy is successful, a researcher said.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Doctor Panel to Weigh Hepatitis C Drugs’ Costs in Guidelines
    Bloomberg | 4 hours ago

    An influential advisory panel of doctors and health experts will for the first time address the cost-effectiveness of pricey hepatitis C drugs in updated guidelines that may change prescribing and coverage for the medicines.

  • The search for a cure
    Doctor who cured ‘Berlin patient’ of HIV: ‘We knew we were doing something very special’
    Fred Hutch News | 4 hours ago

    Dr. Gero Hütter and Timothy Ray Brown speak about the transplant that forever linked them in medical history.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    New York City Gets Its HIV Act Together
    MedPage Today HIV/AIDS | 4 hours ago

    High proportions of New York City residents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are being diagnosed, receiving care, and seeing their serum viral load plummet to undetectable levels, city health officials reported here.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    The varied nature of the US HIV/AIDS epidemic: what makes the South so different?
    BMJ Group blogs | 4 hours ago

    As of 2011, 38% of all US citizens diagnosed with HIV were from a block of nine states in the south-east, sometimes referred to as “the South”: Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, N. and S. Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

  • PrEP
    PrEP: So Effective, It's Unheard Of
    The Body.com | 27 February 2015

    As gay, bisexual and queer men and transgender individuals get more familiar with the drug, new possibilities continue to open up for us. Even so, the general heterosexual community has shown little excitement over this breakthrough -- even a widespread ignorance to the treatment's very existence.

  • Sex workers
    HIV stigma drives sex work in Northern Kenya
    Key Correspondents | 27 February 2015

    When Zeinab left her home village in Northern Kenya to look for a job, she had one thing in mind; work hard to help her struggling family. But her plans were destroyed by something that would keep her from home for the rest of her life.

  • PrEP
    UNAIDS welcomes further evidence of the efficacy of antiretroviral medicines in preventing new HIV infections
    UNAIDS | 27 February 2015

    UNAIDS strongly welcomes results from scientific trials presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), held in Seattle, United States of America.

  • Starting treatment
    Inflammation Persists Despite Very Early HIV Treatment
    The Body Pro | 27 February 2015

    Biomarkers of inflammation increase during acute HIV infection and remain elevated despite early suppressive antiretroviral therapy, according to a study presented at CROI 2015, in Seattle, Washington.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Gilead avoids billions in U.S. taxes on its $1,000-a-pill drug
    Chicago Tribune | 27 February 2015

    Gilead Sciences Inc., whose $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C treatment is one of the world's most expensive drugs, is avoiding billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by booking profits overseas.

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