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Less than 100% adherence to HIV therapy, even with viral suppression, can lead to more inflammation and immune activation

Research involving men taking antiretroviral therapy, all with an undetectable viral load, has shown that imperfect adherence to therapy is associated with higher levels of key markers of

Published
12 October 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV cure research: New animation explaining the RIVER study

Watch the animation to find out more about the RIVER study design. The study will report in 2018.

Published
11 October 2016
From
UK Cherub Collaboration
Educational attainment associated with health outcomes after starting HIV therapy

People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to data from a large European cohort collaboration published

Published
11 October 2016
By
Michael Carter
The Trauma of Hope: A Psychotherapist Reflects on False Cure News

This is the problem with news stories and headlines that are prematurely celebratory at best, and oversimplified, irresponsible and devastating at worst. For long-term survivors, hope triggers a particular kind of trauma made complicated by its relationship to grieving.

Published
10 October 2016
From
The Body PRO
No evidence that contaminated nelfinavir led to increased risk of birth abnormalities or cancer

HIV-negative infants potentially exposed in utero to doses of the HIV protease inhibitor nelfinavir (Viracept) contaminated with the toxic compound ethyl methyl sulfone (EMS) did not have an

Published
10 October 2016
By
Michael Carter
Promising trends continue in UK diagnosis and treatment rates

A ‘mini report’ of the latest figures on HIV diagnoses, late diagnosis, and treatment uptake in the UK reports generally good results, with downward trends in infections, the

Published
07 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Hepatitis B testing should be done before hepatitis C treatment due to risk of HBV reactivation

People considering direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C should first be tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and monitored throughout therapy, as elimination of hepatitis C virus

Published
07 October 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
'Infuriating': People With HIV, Doctors, Advocates Speak Out on Bad 'HIV Cure' Reporting

If you're reading this article right now, it's likely that someone reached out to you this week to share the "good news" that an HIV cure is heading your way. And, as you probably have done time and time again, you gently -- or firmly -- reached back to say, well, no.

Published
05 October 2016
From
The Body
HIV charity chief warns against 'false hope' of scientific breakthrough and calls for more support for patients

The chief of a leading HIV charity has praised a potential cure for the virus but warned it should be treated with “cautious optimism” to avoid giving false hope to patients.

Published
04 October 2016
From
Evening Standard
HIV cure hope thanks to collaboration

Researchers are hopeful of a cure for HIV after treating the first patient with a promising new treatment that could kill all traces of the virus. A partnership sparked by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is behind this collaborative UK effort for the new treatment, which is a first-of-its-kind.

Published
04 October 2016
From
NIHR

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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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