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HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings - 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Journal of the American Medical Association
Australia’s HIV transmission rate falls

New data out of the Kirby Institute shows that the rate of HIV transmission in Australia has fallen, returning to a downward trend that has been the norm for more than a decade. So why are the papers saying that HIV infections are ‘at an 20-year high‘?

Published
18 July 2014
From
Buggery.org
End to Aids by 2030 'is possible'

The Aids epidemic can brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency.

Published
16 July 2014
From
BBC Health
British Columbia: HIV incidence among gay and bisexual men shows no meaningful decrease

lThe number of new HIV diagnoses in British Columbia has steadily declined in the past decade – but not for gay and bisexual men, who have shown no meaningful decreases and accounted for nearly two-thirds of new cases in 2012, according to a new report from B.C.’s provincial health officer. 

Published
15 July 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
Option B+: In obstacle courses to lifelong antiretroviral treatment, hurdles are higher for pregnant women, study says

Work conflicts, hidden HIV status, and bad treatment by staff are among the hurdles keeping women living with HIV from continuing antiretroviral treatment for life following childbirth, according to a article published last month ahead of print in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
09 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
The Failure of the ABC Approach to HIV Prevention

For close to 25 years the standard HIV prevention strategy was the ABC sexual behaviour change strategy: Abstain, be Faithful, and use Condoms. Today, this ‘old’ strategy has all but faded into the background, with only condoms remaining on the tick-list of ‘to do’s’. The evidence was clear: New infections continued to rise steadily year after year, regardless of ABC. The 2012 South African Department of Health Antenatal Study confirms this.

Published
08 July 2014
From
Communications Initiative
Australians get access to at-home HIV tests under strategy to cut infections by 2020

The government strategy aims to reduce sexual transmission of HIV by 50 per cent by 2015 and “work towards achieving the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in Australia by 2020”. It wants to increase treatment uptake by people with HIV to 90 per cent with evidence showing that new treatments can help prevent the spread of the virus as well as treat it.

Published
07 July 2014
From
Herald Sun
What’s Your Long-term Risk of Transmitting HIV?

How mathematical models can help us better understand both the long-term probability of HIV transmission and the benefit of combining risk-reduction strategies.

Published
04 July 2014
From
Poz
Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Published
30 June 2014
From
New York Times
The Future of HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care: An Interview With Mark Harrington

TheBody.com recently interviewed longtime activist Mark Harrington, the executive director of Treatment Action Group. Harrington talks about the ramifications of the PARTNER study results, as well as what to expect from HIV treatment and care in the next five years.

Published
25 June 2014
From
The Body
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