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Reappearance of HIV in "Mississippi Baby" poses questions for early treatment

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) heard yesterday that the reappearance of HIV in a girl now aged four, who maintained an undetectable viral load

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
AIDS 2014: Researchers discuss progress towards an HIV cure

Progress along the multi-pronged path towards a cure for HIV was one of the themes at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), taking place this week in Melbourne.

Published
22 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV, HCV and TB Pipeline Report

Drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research towards a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Group & i-Base
New findings show strikingly early seeding of HIV viral reservoir

New research finds that the viral reservoir is established substantially earlier after HIV infection than previously recognized.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Cancer treatment clears two Australian patients of HIV

Scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable. The patients' virus levels became undetectable after bone-marrow therapy with stem cells.

Published
20 July 2014
From
Nature
Global Policy, Local Disconnects A look into the implementation of the 2013 HIV treatment GuideLines

The Global Policy, Local Disconnects: A Look Into the Implementation of the 2013 HIV Treatment Guidelines report is a global initiative undertaken by ITPC and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). The research conducted and compiled in this report has been carried out by ITPC’s nine regional networks staff teams, ARASA and our respective country partners.

Published
20 July 2014
From
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
Drug that reduces abdominal fat in HIV patients also may reduce fat in liver

The only drug to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. Massachusetts General Hospital investigators report that six months of daily injections of tesamorelin significantly reduced fat in the liver without affecting glucose metabolism.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Wrestling with the Implications of the Mississippi Case

The sobering outcome in Mississippi further emphasizes that the absence of detectable HIV cannot be assumed to mean the virus has been cleared.

Published
14 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
Three Top Researchers Question Efavirenz Status as First-Line Agent

Looking at recent evidence, three top clinical investigators question whether the nonnucleoside efavirenz should maintain its rank as a preferred first-line antiretroviral.

Published
14 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
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

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