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Time spent by US HIV patients in care with a transmissible viral load has fallen by three-quarters since 2000

A study by the US Centers for the Disease Control (CDC) presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle found that the

Published
22 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

Published
15 February 2017
From
GNPPlus
Changes in viral suppression over time reveal disparities in HIV care in the United States

Sustained viral suppression over the course of a year may be a better measure than the most recent viral load test result when it comes to understanding

Published
15 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Treatment-as-prevention study sees substantial levels of transmitted drug resistance in participants, but no impact on treatment

A study of the prevalence of transmitted drug resistance in participants in the ANRS 12249 trial of treatment as prevention, which reported its main results at the International

Published
15 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
People taking ART in the UK have an accurate understanding of their viral load

The vast majority of people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the UK have an accurate knowledge of their current viral load (VL) level, investigators report

Published
16 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Viral load testing capacity still weak in sub-Saharan Africa, 7-country study finds

Viral load testing capacity is still weak in some of the countries with the highest burden of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa and needs urgent improvement, according

Published
04 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV viral load testing capacities progress, require global support, multiple partners to reach 90-90-90 goals

Four of seven sub-Saharan African countries followed by researchers over the last year and a half now can track the effectiveness of HIV treatment among all patients receiving it with tests to measure the levels of virus in their bodies at least once a year, according to an update in last week’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Published
06 December 2016
From
Science Speaks
Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
HIV test performed on USB stick

The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop or handheld device. The disposable test could be used for HIV patients to monitor their own treatment.

Published
11 November 2016
From
Imperial College
If at First an HIV Viral Load Blips, Test, Test (the Same Sample) Again

If an HIV-positive patient's viral load test results come back between 50 copies/mL and 200 copies/mL, consider retesting the same blood sample, Joseph Eron Jr., M.D., suggests. According to study results he presented at IDWeek 2016 on Oct. 28, the new test result may well show a viral load below 50 copies m/L, potentially altering the choices a clinician makes of how to approach that patient's care.

Published
09 November 2016
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The Body Pro
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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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