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CROI 2015: Trial to evaluate the use of health navigators to link HIV/TB patients to care and treatment fails to show positive results

Patients randomized to the support of a health navigator were not more likely than those who received standard of care to complete tuberculosis treatment or begin antiretroviral therapy within three months of HIV diagnosis, according to the results of a South African randomized trial presented here today.

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8 hours ago
From
Science Speaks
Financial incentives can influence control of HIV in some clinical settings

After financial incentives had been in effect for 18 months, the number of patients who achieved viral suppression, overall, was five percent higher at sites using financial incentives compared to those not offering the incentives. Additionally, viral suppression was 11 percent higher at sites with a smaller number of patients and 13 percent higher at sites with fewer patients having an undetectable viral load at the beginning of the study.

Published
8 hours ago
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV and LGTB NGOs and other concerned actors across Europe call for futher action on pre-exposure prophylaxis

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), Europe’s network of HIV activists, and  AIDES, a leading French NGO in the fight against AIDS and viral hepatitis, backed by 81 European HIV LGBT civil society organisations and concerned actors, issued an urgent HIV Prevention Manifesto today. We demand that pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) is made available as soon as possible within the European Union, and that Gilead, the company that makes the PrEP medicine Truvada®, submits an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a change of indication so that its use to prevent HIV can be approved.

Published
25 February 2015
From
EATG
'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England scientists. Their study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year. The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not encourage risky sex. The findings have been described as a "game changer" and the NHS is considering how to adopt them.

Published
25 February 2015
From
BBC News
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) stops 86% of HIV infections in PROUD study

A study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the English PROUD study, demonstrated the highest effectiveness yet seen for this method of HIV prevention, the Conference on Retroviruses and

Published
24 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Local spending on HIV prevention in England plunges to 70p per person, per year

HIV prevention in England is underfunded and deprioritised, says the National AIDS Trust (NAT). Whereas £55 million was allocated to local activities in 2001-02, the figure for

Published
24 February 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Merck places children's HIV drug in shared non-profit patent pool

U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has contributed an HIV medicine for children to an international shared patent pool in a move that should speed the development of cheap pediatric formulations for use in poor countries.

Published
24 February 2015
From
Reuters
Critiquing UNAIDS HIV Prevention Goals, AVAC Calls For Honed Strategy

The global HIV advocacy group AVAC has raised an alarm that global goals for HIV prevention may prove ineffectual due to their vagueness.

Published
24 February 2015
From
AIDSMeds
US: 91% of HIV Passes From Those Unaware They're Infected or Not in Care

The research suggests that as individuals make their way through the steps of the treatment cascade, their average risk of transmitting HIV drops off steadily. An estimated 91.5 percent of new HIV transmits from people who do not know they are infected or who are not in medical care for the virus.

Published
23 February 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Annual epidemiological report 2014 - Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and blood-borne viruses

The annual report provides an overview of the epidemiology of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepattis B and C, HIV, AIDS and syphilis based on 2012 data.

Published
20 February 2015
From
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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