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Survey Says: HIV treatment scale up not so impressive in 23 countries

Much still needs to be done to get treatment to those who need it and to meet the UNAIDS-endorsed goal to achieve universal access by 2015, according to a new survey examining 25 HIV indicators assessing strategies, tools and policies to get the best HIV treatment to more people, sooner.

Published
25 July 2012
From
Science Speaks
Efavirenz Works in Kids with Both HIV and TB

Children co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis appear to suppress both infections when treated with standard TB regimens and an efavirenz-based HIV regimen, researchers said here at the International AIDS Conference.

Published
25 July 2012
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Adolescent antiretroviral options expanding

A range of new antiretroviral drugs are in development for adolescents with HIV, a population which may have extensive experience of antiretroviral therapy and resistance to some

Published
25 July 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
New antiretrovirals for infants and children still needed

Promising new formulations of antiretroviral agents including tenofovir, fosamprevanir, dolutegravir, etravirine and raltegravir for treating the often neglected needs of infants, children and adolescents with HIV were presented

Published
25 July 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Hillary Clinton pledges money for vulnerable minorities, reproductive rights, AIDS-free families

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a relatively warm reception yesterday at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC, as she supported the

Published
24 July 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Fighting AIDS: US donates an extra $150 million

Science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine — and the US is donating an extra $150 million to help poor countries put them in place, the Obama administration told the world's largest AIDS conference on Monday 23rd July.

Published
24 July 2012
From
Bloomberg Businessweek News
UNITAID commits US$140 million to bring HIV diagnostic technologies to the ‘point of care’

“UNITAID has announced major investment for cutting-edge point-of-care diagnostic tools essential for better treatment, better detection of resistance, better quality of care in people living with HIV

Published
24 July 2012
By
Theo Smart
SOUTH AFRICA: Mother-to-child HIV transmission still falling

South Africa has charted a significant decline in mother-to-child HIV transmission for the second consecutive year, with new data showing that just 2.7 percent of babies born to HIV-positive mums contracted the virus by six weeks of age, compared to 8 percent in 2008.

Published
24 July 2012
From
PlusNews Global
Peripheral neuropathy in South African children highlights limited ARV choices

Peripheral neuropathy was identified in one-in-four children on HIV treatment in rural Mopani District, one of the poorest and least well-resourced areas in South Africa, Dr Remco

Published
23 July 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
HIV/AIDS: Better paediatric HIV formulations

Fewer babies are being born HIV-positive, but treatment for the more than three million children living with HIV remains under-researched and underfunded. As part of efforts to boost access to paediatric HIV treatment, researchers are getting creative, moving to better pills, kid-friendly treatment "sprinkles", micro-tabs and even medicine-dispensing pacifiers.

Published
23 July 2012
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IRIN Plus News

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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