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Research for Prevention conference opens with real hope for an HIV vaccine

“There’s only one Berlin patient still. But by this time next year he will at least be joined by 40-50 Portland monkeys.” This was vaccine researcher Louis Picker,

Published
29 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Michel Sidibé: Thailand leads way to ending Aids

This month, through its innovative Ending Aids by 2030 strategy, Thailand became the first country in Asia to offer HIV treatment to every person living with HIV.

Published
28 October 2014
From
Bangkok Post
HIV RNA lingers in CSF through up to 10 years of suppressive ART

HIV RNA remained detectable at low levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of almost 20% of patients who had HIV RNA levels below 40 copies/mL for up to 10 years of antiretroviral therapy (ART). The investigators believe their finding indicates that the central nervous system (CNS) can be an HIV reservoir during suppressive ART.

Published
28 October 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Emerging epidemic of transmitted HIV drug resistance in low- and middle-income countries, with highest burden seen in MSM

Prevalence of transmitted drug-resistant HIV has doubled in low- and middle-income countries in recent years, results of a meta-analysis published in AIDS show. Between 2004-08 and 2009-13,

Published
28 October 2014
By
Michael Carter
Same Data, Contradictory HIV Guidelines

Five sets of HIV treatment guidelines from expert organizations around the world have been issued or updated this year, but the recommendations are inconsistent.

Published
27 October 2014
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Behavioural and financial incentives may improve HIV treatment outcomes

While making medications free can remove barriers to access for individuals who cannot pay for treatment, data suggest that for most people accessing care in industrialised countries, "making

Published
23 October 2014
By
Theo Smart
Challenges to Stem Cell Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients

Stem cell transplants have gained interest in the HIV community mainly because of their potential for curing HIV itself. However, stem cell transplants are mainly used to treat various forms of cancer in both HIV-negative and HIV-positive people.

Published
22 October 2014
From
TheBody.com
NNRTIs and protease inhibitors both good for first ART, channelling affects choices

Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) and boosted protease inhibitors work equally well for people starting HIV treatment for the first time, with similar viral suppression, CD4 cell gains, and disease progression, according to

Published
22 October 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
No to treating our way out of the epidemic, say South African experts

No, we cannot treat our way out of the HIV epidemic, was the resounding sentiment of a panel of expert clinicians and the audience, at a debate

Published
21 October 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Inflammatory markers associated with development of diabetes in people taking HIV therapy

Low-level elevations in important markers of systemic inflammation are associated with the development of type-2 diabetes in people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators report in the online edition

Published
20 October 2014
By
Michael Carter

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