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Improved treatment for cryptococcal meningitis in HIV could save thousands of lives – if generic drug becomes available

Urgent action is needed to improve access to the antifungal drug flucytosine, say investigators, following the presentation of the results of a trial showing that treatment containing

Published
24 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
WHO recommends package of tests, treatment and prevention for 'urgent need' people with HIV with low CD4 counts

A new package of measures to ensure rapid initiation of antiretroviral treatment and diagnosis of opportunistic infections has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to

Published
23 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

Published
21 July 2017
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Huffington Post
Few people with HIV starting raltegravir and dolutegravir change therapy because of side-effects

Only a few people starting an integrase inhibitor discontinue the treatment during the first year of therapy due to drug-related toxicities, investigators from Switzerland report in an advance

Published
21 July 2017
By
Michael Carter
Expanding HPV vaccine to teenage boys ‘not cost effective’, says official advice

The HPV vaccination should not be extended to boys as it is not cost-effective, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended. In an interim statement, published today by the Department of Health, the JCVI concluded that the risk of infection in males has already been substantially reduced by good vaccine uptake in girls.

Published
19 July 2017
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Pulse
Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Published
19 July 2017
From
BBC Health
Many people living with HIV at high risk of cardiovascular disease are not on statins

Only half of HIV-positive patients at a Chicago clinic eligible for statin therapy according to the latest US guidelines are receiving this treatment, investigators report in the

Published
19 July 2017
By
Michael Carter
People treated with atazanavir had lower risk of stroke and heart attack

People who started HIV treatment with a drug combination containing atazanavir (Reyataz) were significantly less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than people

Published
18 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Liver Cancer is What Killed Jailed Chinese Dissident Lu Xiaobo

The dissident’s plight has come under a global spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that Liu fell gravely ill because his cancer was not detected or treated while he was in prison. Prison authorities said Liu, who also had a history with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) received monthly check-ups and had “no abnormal conditions” before the liver cancer diagnosis.

Published
17 July 2017
From
Hepmag
FDA advisory committee recommends first-ever CAR-T gene therapy treatment for cancer

The FDA recommends approval of first-ever CAR-T gene therapy treatment for cancer. The story behind how this novel treatment and clinical trial was first funded by ACGT.

Published
13 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health

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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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