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Fake news claims that Walmart bananas have HIV virus are fruitless

"HIV virus detected in Walmart bananas after 10 year old boy contracts the virus," reads the headline on a post we first saw on Feb. 6, 2017, from a website called CNNews3.com. Facebook users flagged the story as part of the social media platform’s efforts to stamp out fabricated news stories.

Published
07 February 2017
From
Politifact
CDC: HIV treatment coming too late for many black Americans

The CDC study found that of more than 12,200 black men and women diagnosed with HIV in 2014, nearly 22 percent had progressed to AIDS by the time they were diagnosed. That means diagnosis and treatment is often coming too late.

Published
06 February 2017
From
UPI.com
China issues five-year plan on HIV, aims to treat more people with traditional medicine

The government will attempt to find and help those with HIV; reduce transmissions through drug use, blood transfusions and from mother to child; minimize the fatality rate; and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV, according to a plan posted on the website of the State Council on Sunday.

Published
06 February 2017
From
Global Times
Recreational drug use very common among HIV-positive Londoners admitted for inpatient care

Recent recreational drug use is highly prevalent among HIV-positive people admitted to inpatient care at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Overall, 40% of

Published
02 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
How a gene test can solve side effects linked to ARV drugs in Africa

Studies have shown that people who react particularly badly to efavirenz have a particular gene variant that messes with an enzyme responsible for processing the drug in their bodies.

Published
01 February 2017
From
The Conversation
Accuracy Watchdog Eyes Media for Mistakes in HIV Transmission Risk

The joint initiative by Human Rights Campaign and Prevention Access Campaign has been created after finding major inaccuracies about PrEP and undetectability in news articles and on HIV information sites.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Poz
URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

A drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies by unleashing a cell's own protective machinery on the virus. The finding, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, is an important step towards the creation of long-acting HIV drugs that could be administered once or twice per year, in contrast to current HIV treatments that must be taken daily.

Published
31 January 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Study shows how HIV breaches macrophage defenses, could be step towards cure

A team led by UCL researchers identified how HIV is able to infect macrophages, a type of white blood cell, despite the presence of a protective protein. They discovered a treatment to maintain macrophage defenses that could help lead to an HIV cure.

Published
26 January 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients

HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study.

Published
26 January 2017
From
University of California San Francisco
Starting treatment quickly after diagnosis is not harmful for adolescents, Zimbabwe study finds

A lack of lengthy preparation before starting HIV treatment does not result in an increased risk of death or loss to follow-up in adolescents, a

Published
25 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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