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START Study Could Change How We Look at HIV Treatment, and HIV Itself

Have you heard of the START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) study? In my opinion, it is probably the most important study currently running. It generates strong views, both for and against initiating antiretroviral therapy early, but the results are likely to be surprising.

Published
25 November 2014
From
The Body
World AIDS Day Comes Early: UNAIDS Report has bold vision, key messages—but needs more precision on HIV prevention

In broad strokes, UNAIDS has the right message, with the right vision, at the right time. But an effective response depends on strategy, details, milestones, resources and specifics—and these are still lacking.

Published
24 November 2014
From
AVAC
Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.

Published
24 November 2014
From
IRIN
Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives

Exposing the trade in stolen drugs that is costing the lives of tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS sufferers in Zimbabwe.

Published
24 November 2014
From
Al Jazeera (video)
Positive response to 'gift tokens for undetectable viral load' trial

A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among a selection of participants and clinic staff to a trial

Published
24 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
CHMP Grants Positive Opinions of AbbVie’s VIEKIRAX™ (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) + EXVIERA™ (dasabuvir) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Europe

Major regulatory milestone achieved toward approval in the European Union; final decision from the European Commission expected in the first quarter of 2015.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AbbVie press release
Racial Disparities in the US Gay Male HIV Epidemic Appear Entrenched

Despite many efforts to fight racial disparities in HIV rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), black MSM will likely continue to have disproportionately high HIV rates for decades. A modeling analysis projects how varying rates of HIV testing and retention in HIV care would affect racial disparities between black and white MSM.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AIDSMeds
CDC Releases Audit of Shuttered AIDS Group NAPWA

The Petrelis Files blog looks at the CDC audit of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), which declared bankruptcy and closed in 2013.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Poz magazine news
UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030

If the world does not rapidly scale up in the next five years, the epidemic is likely to spring back with a higher rate of new HIV infections than today, UNAIDS says.

Published
19 November 2014
From
UNAIDS
One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

One in eight gay men in London has HIV according to figures released today, which reveal the disease is three times more prevalent in the capital than the rest of the country.

Published
19 November 2014
From
Evening Standard

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