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HIV Drug Development Pipeline Update, Fall 2014 Edition

HIV treatment remains far from perfect, and there are still seats at the table available for improved antiretrovirals. At IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia, Paul Sax, M.D., made the case for this new generation of drugs, and provided an update on several of the most noteworthy candidates currently in development.

Published
17 November 2014
From
The Body Pro
The End of AIDS Is a Cynical Lie

I am not going to be here for the cure. I am not going to see the end of AIDS. And neither will you.

Published
17 November 2014
From
The Body
Groundbreaking HIV vaccine's effects were real – and could be made to work better

Findings from further studies using a reformulation of the only HIV vaccine that has ever worked in a large efficacy trial were presented at the recent HIV

Published
13 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
What are the barriers that could stop HIV treatment becoming HIV prevention?

One of the key strategies involved in trying to bring an end to the HIV epidemic is to increase the proportion of HIV-positive people on antiretroviral therapy

Published
12 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Merck’s four-week treatment for hepatitis C misses the mark

In disappointing news for Merck, the drug maker released results of an interim study showing a triple combination treatment – which includes two of its own compounds and the big-selling Sovaldi medication from Gilead Sciences – came up short.

Published
11 November 2014
From
Wall Street Journal
South Africa: SA Can Overcome HIV Challenge - Deputy President

South Africa has the ability and resolve to overcome the challenge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.

Published
11 November 2014
From
AllAfrica.com
Misunderstanding of questions regarding anal sex in microbicide HIV prevention trial

There was widespread misunderstanding and misinterpretation of questions about anal sex being asked of participants in the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE) trial,

Published
10 November 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Addiction services in England: in need of an intervention

With change comes both opportunity and chaos: an assertion nowhere more true than with England's addiction services. Over the past 5 years, government initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness have opened up bidding for local services to third-party providers. With increased competition, the thinking went, bloated NHS trusts would sharpen their edges and the quality of care would be improved.

Published
10 November 2014
From
The Lancet Psychiatry
HIV generics in the U.S.: Sooner or later?

Why do we continue to spend billions of dollars for brand-name drugs that are available in cheaper generic forms in the developing world -- billions that end up as profits for pharmaceutical industry?

Published
10 November 2014
From
The Body
Study Finds Retention Problems Among South African Patients Receiving HIV Treatment

Fewer than half of patients who tested HIV-positive at a Johannesburg, South Africa clinic returned to complete eligibility testing for antiretroviral therapy (ART), suggesting that “strategies to reduce attrition from all stages of care are urgently needed,” a new study led by a BU researcher finds.

Published
07 November 2014
From
Boston University press release

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