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Starting treatment on the day of HIV diagnosis improves retention and viral suppression, Haiti study shows

Interventions to improve linkage to care and retention in treatment which speed up the start of treatment or provide intensive support to people before starting treatment produce

Published
21 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Smartphone app could help high-risk HIV men stay on their meds

Dworkin created the app by gathering African-American HIV-infected men who have sex with men in focus groups and discussing the common treatment questions they wanted answers to and the appropriate language the app should use in responding.

Published
21 July 2016
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Science Magazine
SEARCH study exceeds 90-90-90 targets after 2 years of 'test and treat' for HIV in rural East Africa

A large study that embeds 'test and treat' for HIV within a larger multi-disease prevention campaign in rural Kenya and Uganda has achieved 82% viral suppression after

Published
20 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV will only be cured with combinations too, conference delegates hear

Curing people of HIV infection will have to involve combinations of drugs and approaches, just as HIV treatment does, delegates heard at the Towards a Cure workshop

Published
20 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Young women treated in very early HIV infection stay HIV negative and preserve immune function

A group of young South African women who were diagnosed in very early infection and immediately given antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserved their CD4 counts and the function

Published
18 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
NIH Scientists Discover that Defective HIV DNA Can Encode HIV-Related Proteins

Investigators from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that cells from HIV-infected people whose virus is suppressed with treatment harbor defective HIV DNA that can nevertheless be transcribed into a template for producing HIV-related proteins. This finding may affect scientists’ understanding of the long-term effects of HIV infection and what a cure would require.

Published
18 July 2016
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NIAID
Study results provide critical new data to guide HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls

Multiple studies discussed today in an official press briefing at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban collectively provide new insights that will help shape future HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls.

Published
18 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response.

Published
17 July 2016
From
WHO
'Classic' HIV Cure Remains a Challenge, NIH Expert Says

History suggests that finding a "classic" cure for HIV -- clearing the virus from the body -- is going to be a tough chore, a top U.S. official said here. On the other hand, a less aspirational goal -- that of achieving sustained remissions from the virus -- looks closer to hand in the current state of medical science, according to Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Published
17 July 2016
From
MedPage Today
Prospects for developing a cure or sustained remission for HIV take centre stage at AIDS 2016

“HIV cure research became a scientific reality with the launch of the first IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure at AIDS 2012,” noted IAS President Chris Beyrer. “Today, HIV cure research has come into its own as a top HIV research priority, marked by significant advances in our understanding of the scientific challenges and opportunities, more cure-focused research collaborations, and a new optimism that a cure or sustainable remission for HIV is feasible.”

Published
16 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016

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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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