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  • Starting treatment
    Stribild Superior to Boosted Atazanavir in Treatment-Naive Women
    NATAP | 13 hours ago

    Stribild proved virologically superior to atazanavir/ritonavir plus tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) at 48 weeks in WAVES, an international trial in 575 antiretroviral-naive women. No one in the Stribild arm had emergent resistance upon virologic failure, compared with 3 women in the atazanavir arm.

  • Types of HIV tests
    HIV Self-Testing Raises Testing Rate in Randomized Trial of Seattle MSM
    NATAP | 13 hours ago

    Men randomized to HIV self-testing reported significantly more HIV tests through 15 months than men randomized to standard testing in a trial enrolling Seattle men who have sex with men (MSM). Self-testers also acquired fewer sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during this 230-man study.

  • The search for a cure
    'Molecular microscope' finds hidden AIDS virus in the body
    Science | 13 hours ago

    Researchers have developed a sophisticated new probe that detects HIV’s hiding places inside and outside of cells. Insights from this high-powered molecular microscope, revealed at an international AIDS conference last week, may clarify critical questions about HIV persistence and, ultimately, about how to rid the body of the virus.

  • Injecting drug users
    Stigmatisation undermining Russia's HIV control efforts
    EATG | 13 hours ago

    Despite conciliatory language, continued marginalisation of vulnerable groups in Russia is likely having negative consequences on the HIV epidemic. Talha Burki reports.

  • Hepatitis B
    China progresses in hepatitis B vaccination, more treatment effort urged
    Xinhua | 13 hours ago

    China has won praises from WHO after reaching its goal to control hepatitis B infection among children through immunization ahead of schedule, but more effort is urged for its adult patients.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Georgia sets sights on eliminating hepatitis C
    WHO Europe | 13 hours ago

    A combination of strong political will, public support and experience gained in HIV prevention and control led to this new programme. The Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs is working with a pharmaceutical manufacturer to provide an initial 5000 courses of DAAs as the first part of the programme, followed by 20 000 treatment courses annually free of charge.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Viral hepatitis – 400 deaths a day in the WHO European Region could be prevented
    WHO Europe | 13 hours ago

    Over 13 million people in the WHO European Region are living with chronic hepatitis B infection and over 15 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. Two-thirds of those infected are in eastern Europe and Central Asia. Hepatitis B and C infections lead to 400 deaths in the Region every day.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    FDA OK’s BMS Daklinza (Daclatasvir) to Treat Hep C Genotype 3
    AIDSMeds | 13 hours ago

    The FDA has approved BMS's Daklinza (daclatasvir) to be used with Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat genotype 3 of hepatitis C.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    FDA approves Technivie for treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 4
    FDA | 13 hours ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and poor liver function (cirrhosis).

  • Circumcision
    Soccer-Based Promo of Circumcision Scores in Africa (CME/CE)
    MedPage Today HIV/AIDS | 13 hours ago

    In the African nation of Zimbabwe where HIV infection is prevalent and where soccer is almost a religion, sports stars have successfully teamed up with a non-governmental agency to promote male circumcision among the nation's youth, researchers reported here.

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