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Malawi First Country to Put HIV Positive Pregnant Women On ARVs

President Arthur Peter Mutharika says Malawi was the first country to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs regardless of their CD4 Count.

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9 hours ago
From
AllAfrica
Three Approaches to Beating the AIDS Epidemic in South Africa

South Africa’s AIDS epidemic is at its worst in high-risk subgroups like gay men, prostitutes, truckers, prisoners, miners and patients who don’t take their drugs regularly. To have any hope of beating the epidemic, it must focus on such groups, experts say. Many pilot projects to do that have been started with aid from the United States government program called Pepfar. Here are some of them.

Published
26 August 2014
From
New York Times
CBT counselling significantly increases adherence among participants in HIV PrEP study

A support intervention based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) significantly improved adherence among people enrolled in an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study, investigators report in the August 15

Published
15 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Non-adherence to medication threatens Cambodia’s zero AIDS deaths target

The Cambodian Government has committed to reaching zero AIDS-related deaths by 2020. But the number of deaths among people who are living with HIV continues to rise, despite the fact that antiretroviral treatment is more widely available. One reason for this is because some people living with HIV are missing follow-up hospital appointments and failing to adhere to antiretroviral treatment.

Published
07 August 2014
From
Key Correspondents
High levels of adherence to study medication among women who conceived during HIV PrEP study

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be an acceptable strategy for safer conception for HIV-negative women in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, according to

Published
14 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Switch from single-tablet regimen to 3 tablets works in Denmark

Switching from an efavirenz-containing single-tablet regimen (STR) to an efavirenz containing triple-tablet regimen (TTR) to save money maintained viral suppression in Denmark. Antiretroviral-naive people who started the TTR attained the same virologic suppression rate as people who started the STR combination.

Published
10 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
PrEP users say it provides an 'extra layer of protection' and 'peace of mind'

American gay men who have chosen to take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are aware of their own risk of being exposed to HIV and see PrEP as providing

Published
12 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
People starting therapy on a boosted protease inhibitor don't need to switch after one virological failure episode, study indicates

Remaining on the same regimen is a “reasonable” strategy for people taking first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) based on a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor who experience virologic failure, according to

Published
09 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
‘Appalling service’ provided by Healthcare at Home leaves patients without drugs

Thousands of NHS patients, some seriously ill, have not received vital medicines on time because of problems at the company contracted to deliver the drugs to these patients in their own homes. The failures in the service offered by Healthcare at Home have been described by patient groups as ‘appalling’ and ‘unsafe’, and have left patients with live-threatening conditions frightened about their ability to get hold of their drugs.

Published
03 June 2014
From
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Daily dosing key to the efficacy of tenofovir-based HIV PrEP

Good adherence is key to the efficacy of tenofovir-based HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
14 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
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