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Viral Load Testing Dismally Absent in Africa

As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to the millions who need it.

Published
20 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
PCR testing reveals high prevalence of CNS infections among people living with HIV in Zambia with CNS symptoms

There is a high prevalence of central nervous system (CNS) opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in Zambia who present with CNS symptoms, investigators report in

Published
30 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
BD Launches New Point-of-Care System for HIV/AIDS Patients

Easy-to-use CD4 analysis platform tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings.

Published
28 April 2014
From
BD Biosciences press release
HIV infection increases risk of melanoma

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of melanoma, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in PLOS ONE. Overall, people living with HIV had a

Published
25 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
People living with HIV in the UK still have impaired health-related quality of life

People living with HIV in the UK have poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL) compared to individuals in the general population, according to research presented at the

Published
22 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Can we provide point-of-care viral load tests in poor countries?

It is not impossible to provide mobile, point-of-care viral load tests in resource-poor settings, the 2014 Treatment as Prevention workshop in Vancouver heard last week. By using a number

Published
10 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Low CD4 count during HIV therapy increases risk of virus-related non-AIDS cancers

A poor CD4 response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with an increased risk of virus-related non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADC), US investigators report in AIDS. Several CD4 count

Published
09 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Standard HIV treatment achieves high concentrations in female genital tract and suppresses shedding of virus

Standard antiretroviral therapy containing tenofovir, FTC and atazanavir achieves high concentrations in the female genital tract and suppresses HIV replication throughout the menstrual cycle, US investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV viral load in semen can differ in two samples provided within one hour

HIV can be intermittently detectable in the semen of men taking long-term antiretroviral therapy that is achieving full suppression of viral load in the blood, French investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Point-of-care HIV tests elude poor countries

High costs and logistic hurdles have delayed the rollout of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for HIV in resource-poor countries where they are urgently needed, experts say.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Sci Dev Net

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