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HIV stigma decreases with scale-up of HIV treatment

In high-prevalence countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the scale-up of HIV treatment appears to have resulted in a lessening of stigmatising attitudes in the general population, according to

Published
30 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
New British guidelines recommend treatment for everyone with HIV

Everyone with HIV who is prepared to take antiretroviral treatment should receive it, regardless of CD4 cell count, new draft British HIV Association (BHIVA) treatment guidelines

Published
24 June 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Risks vs rewards: why people with HIV volunteer for 'cure' research

A recent survey of people living with HIV in the United Kingdom found that more than half would participate in a clinical study to develop a cure for HIV, despite this posing a risk to their health. Why would someone choose to do this?

Published
24 June 2015
From
The Conversation
Not having enough food linked to poor treatment outcomes in New York

People who don’t have enough food to eat are less likely to have an undetectable viral load than other people living with HIV, according to a longitudinal

Published
23 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
South Korea mulls combining HIV drugs with antivirals to combat MERS

As the death toll from MERS in South Korea edged to two dozen scientists there say the outbreak is different from in Saudi Arabia and also from its the related virus SARS.

Published
22 June 2015
From
in-Pharma Technologist
START Making Sense

The story of the START trial will continue to be told for a long time to come. For some it will be a tale of rigorous perseverance in the face of strong counter-prevailing headwinds and ultimate arrival at a result that is solid and conclusive. Others will see a single-minded and aggressive defense of a trial by investigators who refused to accept not only the obvious but also the evidence that rendered their design obsolete and even unethical.

Published
19 June 2015
From
North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center
Long-Term Painkiller Use Linked to Higher Death Risk Among HIV-Positive Individuals

Long-term opioid use conferred a 40% higher death risk in a prospective study of U.S. veterans with or without HIV. The heightened risk ran to 46% in veterans with HIV compared with 25% in those without HIV. Long-term benzodiazepine use also inflated death risk in this population.

Published
17 June 2015
From
The Body
Geriatric HIV: living with multiple medical conditions will become the norm as population ages

In fifteen years' time, the clinical needs of Dutch people living with HIV will have changed substantially due to three quarters of them being over the

Published
16 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
US funding for HIV treatment linked with employment gains in sub-Saharan Africa

We found that PEPFAR was associated with a 13 percent increase in employment among males in focus nations compared to non-focus ones. In contrast, no change in employment was observed among females. In addition, we found that increasing PEPFAR per capita funding by $100 was associated with a 9.1-percentage-point average increase in employment among males.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Brookings Institution (blog)
More men test and treat early for HIV, but fear and stigma remain barriers

Men who have recently tested positive for HIV are more comfortable with the idea of committing to a treatment regimen soon after diagnosis than they were a few years ago, suggest results presented in the latest HIV Seroconverstion Study Report, released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Kirby Institute
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