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Pat Robertson, Medical Expert: 'The Towels Might Have AIDS'

On a recent episode of The 700 Club, television's premier destination for religious bigotry since 1966, Robertson advised a viewer that while the chances of contracting Ebola in Kenya are slim, travelers should beware of AIDS-ridden towels. What? Yes.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Poz
How Will Generic Drugs Affect HIV Treatment in the U.S.?

In the U.S., in that many of the antiretroviral drugs that are commonly used today are approaching their patent expirations. So we can begin to conceptualize the use of generics in the U.S. and the potential cost savings. An Interview With Treatment Action Group's Tim Horn.

Published
31 October 2014
From
The Body
Injectable cabotegravir makes progress towards human efficacy studies: doubts about injectable rilpivirine

Researchers have determined the dose of an injectable formulation of the integrase inhibitor cabotegravir (formerly GSK744) that will be taken into efficacy trials to see if it

Published
30 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Factors Associated With 10 Years of Continuous Viral Load Suppression on HIV Treatment

There is no magic formula for achieving 10 years of continuous viral load suppression on antiretroviral therapy in people living with HIV -- even perfect adherence didn't improve the chances of continuously suppressed viral loads, according to a poster analysis of the U.S. Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) cohort presented at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia.

Published
29 October 2014
From
TheBody.com
Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?

"It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

Published
29 October 2014
From
The Body
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)

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