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Georgia sets sights on eliminating hepatitis C

A combination of strong political will, public support and experience gained in HIV prevention and control led to this new programme. The Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs is working with a pharmaceutical manufacturer to provide an initial 5000 courses of DAAs as the first part of the programme, followed by 20 000 treatment courses annually free of charge.

Published
27 July 2015
From
WHO Europe
Vancouver's treatment as prevention success is also due to harm reduction and addiction treatment

“We talk a lot about the success of treatment as prevention in Vancouver, but we always need to make sure people understand that this requires an integration

Published
27 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Same-day start to antiretroviral treatment leads to faster HIV suppression in San Francisco

A programme at San Francisco General Hospital that offers antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the same day as HIV diagnosis led to a high rate of treatment uptake

Published
23 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Younger gay men have much lower risk of acquiring HIV than previous generations, but racial disparities persist

An innovative analysis of HIV trends in the Seattle area has found that gay men who were born in the early 1960s had the highest lifetime

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Treatment cascades show 90-90-90 goal within reach for some – but Eastern Europe lags behind Africa

Global analysis of HIV treatment cascades – the proportions of people diagnosed with HIV, in care, on treatment and virally suppressed – shows that some of the

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Simple but elusive – why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery?

Helen Bygrave of MSF discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care.

Published
21 July 2015
From
PLOS Blogs
Tribute to Bob Munk: long-time HIV positive US treatment activist and educator

It was with great sadness that in the week before IAS we learned of the death of Dr Robert Munk, a long-time US activist, friend and colleague.

Published
21 July 2015
From
HIV i-Base
IAS 2015: While “game-changing,” START trial draws “line in the sand” and sets “time a’ ticking” to stop preventable illnesses and death, calls for action are accompanied by questions of impact of inequities, obstacles

Study also showed that most commonly used measure — CD4 count does not give accurate projection of illness risk.

Published
21 July 2015
From
Science Speaks
START trial provides definitive evidence of the benefits of early HIV treatment

People who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately after HIV diagnosis, while their CD4 cell count is still high, rather than waiting until it falls below 350 cells/mm3

Published
21 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Innovative approaches to linkage to care boost clinic visits, HIV treatment uptake in African study

A systematic effort to promote HIV testing, linkage to care for people diagnosed with HIV and circumcision for those testing negative can result in high levels of

Published
21 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
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