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'Test and treat': large study fails to show an impact on new HIV infections

The first major research study of ‘test and treat’ as a public health intervention to report its final results has found that the strategy failed to reduce

Published
23 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Earlier HIV treatment is not over-burdening health services

Earlier treatment initiation is not overwhelming rural health services in South Africa, but changes in treatment eligibility criteria alone may not increase the number of people on

Published
22 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to Receive Treatment

All HIV positive inmates in South Africa's correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count.

Published
22 July 2016
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AllAfrica
South Africa: Produce HIV Drugs Locally, Says Science Minister

Durban -South Africa should advocate for the creation of local HIV drug manufacturing companies and stop depending on foreign pharmaceutical multinationals for these drugs, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

Published
22 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
Viral load pilot study shows roll-out will depend on an educated workforce

For viral load testing to prevent treatment failure, drug resistance and onward transmission, treatment programmes will need to invest in better record-keeping and clinic procedures, human resources,

Published
22 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
World’s largest study of HIV self-testing gets off the ground

Early data from STAR, the largest study yet of HIV self-testing, suggests that there is a strong demand for self-testing in rural Zimbabwe, the 21st International AIDS

Published
22 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Market constraints and uncertainties may limit the scale-up of HIV self-testing

Four different HIV self-test products are now manufactured and approved for sale in the US and Europe, with a further nine in the pipeline, but uncertainties about

Published
21 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
WHO Updates Patent Status Info For New Hepatitis C Medicines

The World Health Organization has issued updated information on the patent status of hepatitis C medicines, including assessments of hurdles for affordable generic versions of latest drugs.

Published
21 July 2016
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Intellectual Property Watch
Starting treatment on the day of HIV diagnosis improves retention and viral suppression, Haiti study shows

Interventions to improve linkage to care and retention in treatment which speed up the start of treatment or provide intensive support to people before starting treatment produce

Published
21 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
MSF Calls for Immediate Implementation of Quality HIV Care in Neglected Communities

Global HIV/AIDS leaders at the International AIDS Conference in Durban must develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to HIV treatment in countries in West and Central Africa where coverage remains below 30 percent, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Tuesday.

Published
21 July 2016
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MSF
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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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