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Canada: In Nova Scotia, glimmers of hope for science in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure

Despite very few prosecutions, Nova Scotia has become an interesting place in Canada with respect to the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure.

Published
29 June 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

Published
28 June 2016
From
BETA blog
HIV treatment reduces HIV transmission by 77% in South African couples

Antiretroviral treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 77% in serodiscordant couples in rural South Africa, a population-based study carried out in the province of KwaZulu-Natal

Published
16 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Many South African people whose HIV has been diagnosed have unprotected sex with a serodiscordant partner before starting ART

Among a sample of South Africans living with diagnosed HIV infection in South Africa and waiting to start antiretroviral therapy (ART), one quarter reported recent

Published
02 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
How far is reality of HIV treatment access from optimal? Study looks at preventive impact of antiretroviral therapy where waits are long, stockouts common, and status sometimes secret

In KwaZulu-Natal, where rates of HIV are the highest in South Africa, close to a third of adults live with HIV, and only a little more than a third of adults in their working years have paying work. The rate of people with access to treatment for HIV has grown in the last dozen years, but antiretroviral medicine stockouts are common, and staying in care is challenged.

Published
25 May 2016
From
Science Speaks
Denmark shows first clear evidence of the success of treatment as prevention in gay men in a high income country

A study by the University of California, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen University Hospital provides the first unambiguous evidence of a link between high rates of viral suppression

Published
18 May 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Eliminating HIV is possible: Researchers explain how

The 'treatment as prevention' approach has brought the HIV epidemic in Denmark to the brink of elimination, researchers say after analyzing two decades of data. However, this approach will only work in other countries if almost all patients adhere to their treatment regimens.

Published
16 May 2016
From
ScienceDaily
Men taking virologically suppressive ART have undetectable HIV in their pre-ejaculatory fluid

HIV is undetectable in the pre-ejaculatory fluid of men taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of AIDS. Approximately a fifth of

Published
11 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
Small risk of sexual transmission of HIV persists through first six months of ART

A risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners persists for six months after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy, investigators from a large prospective prevention study confirm in

Published
10 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
A simple ask in 2016: the UN goal of universal HIV treatment

Last week, the working draft for 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS was released with only a few days for comments. Called the Zero draft, like previous statements produced every five years, it is a list of observations, comments and goals. But using the UN Statement as a platform of human rights has become disconnected from the scientific and medical advances in HIV over the last five years. The bulk of the draft document could have been written at any time during the epidemic, certainly most of it could have been written in 2011. There is only one reference to dramatic changes in the WHO 2015 guidelines and only two references to PrEP.

Published
28 April 2016
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