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Does ‘treat’ always follow ‘test’? Why some people do not want HIV treatment

In South Africa, only one third of individuals living with HIV are actually on treatment. Treatment refusal has been identified as a phenomenon among people who are asymptomatic, however, factors driving refusal remain poorly understood.

Published
01 December 2014
From
UNAIDS Science Now
ARV supply issues cause treatment interruptions in a UK clinic

We have been told of ARV stock-outs that resulted in patients having to interrupt HIV medication due to problems in drug supply. It is difficult to understand why a UK clinic would allow problems to develop to the point that this happened not just once, but several times.

Published
01 December 2014
From
HIV i-Base
HIV epidemic will spring back without near-universal diagnosis and treatment, says UNAIDS

“Without scale-up, the AIDS epidemic will continue to outrun the response, increasing the long-term need for HIV treatment and increasing future costs.” These are among the opening

Published
01 December 2014
By
Gus Cairns
No decline since 2004: Europe’s HIV response falls short in curbing epidemic

In 2013, more than 29 000 new diagnoses have been reported by the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), according to the latest HIV/AIDS surveillance data. Despite advances in medical treatment and HIV prevention options, the HIV epidemic in Europe shows no signs of slowing down.

Published
01 December 2014
From
ECDC
The Place of AIDS in a Post-2015 World

Realpolitik tells us that the era of AIDS exceptionalism is past. Post 2015, determinedly fighting for a stand-alone response to AIDS simply will not work in most contexts. Yet a stand-alone, fully resourced and ambitious response is worth fighting for in many countries, especially those that continue to face hyper-epidemics such as the southern African countries, where more than 25 per cent of the adult population continue to live with HIV.

Published
28 November 2014
From
Huffington Post
WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia

Figures from the WHO and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) showed that altogether 136,235 people were registered as having been newly infected by HIV in 2013, more than 105,000 of them in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Published
28 November 2014
From
Deutsche Welle
HIV Care Saves Lives (infographics)

While we have made progress in HIV prevention and care, only 30% of all people living with HIV have achieved viral suppression. If people are in HIV medical care, however, 76% of people achieve viral suppression. Getting and keeping people in HIV medical care saves lives.

Published
26 November 2014
From
CDC Vital Signs
Only three in 10 Americans have HIV under control: government report

Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said yesterday. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with HIV in 2011 were not consistently taking anti-HIV drugs that keep the virus suppressed at very low levels.

Published
26 November 2014
From
Reuters
Greece: new HIV cases fall in 2013 due to halving of infections in injecting drug users

Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis. In its annual report issued Tuesday, Greece's Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of new infections nationwide fell by 20%, from 920 last year from 1,188 in 2012. This is largely due to a 52% decline in infections in people who inject drugs after a sharp spike in infections in 2012.

Published
26 November 2014
From
Greek Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
NHS urgently needs to make PrEP available, say HIV prevention organisations

A group of community organisations working on HIV prevention have called for the NHS to speed up its processes and make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available to those

Published
25 November 2014
By
Roger Pebody

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