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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
11 hours ago
From
i-Base
ART use doesn't increase sexual risk among people with HIV in the UK

Taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not associated with an increased risk of condomless sex with HIV-negative/unknown status partners – sex that potentially involves a risk of transmission  –

Published
18 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
Newly Diagnosed HIV+ Men Are Embracing Treatment More Than Ever Before

Gay and bisexual men who are newly diagnosed with HIV change their behaviour to reduce the chance of onward transmission, according to the results of a long-running Australian study released today. It found that more newly diagnosed men are adopting treatment as prevention (TasP) than ever before.

Published
26 April 2016
From
Star Observer
Model suggests there are fewer people with HIV in the US than thought, and more of them on therapy

A study comparing recorded diagnoses of HIV with subsequent records of viral load and CD4 tests suggests that the number of people with HIV in the

Published
20 April 2016
By
Gus Cairns
People not taking HIV treatment feel under pressure to ‘do the right thing’

Australian people living with HIV who have chosen not to take antiretrovirals and who have doubts about HIV medicine report feeling excluded and silenced within HIV organisations

Published
13 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Indian study proves that more people virally suppressed in a population equals fewer HIV infections

The proportion of people living with HIV in a population who have a detectable viral load is much more strongly associated with the rate of

Published
06 April 2016
By
Gus Cairns
UNAIDS welcomes South Africa's groundbreaking National Sex Worker HIV Plan

UNAIDS welcomes the roll-out of South Africa’s National Sex Worker HIV Plan, 2016–2019. This unique plan will ensure equitable access to health and legal services for sex workers in South Africa.

Published
14 March 2016
From
UNAIDS (press release)
South Africa rolls out ‘test and treat’ to sex workers

South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

Published
14 March 2016
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Health-e
Indiana HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs is controlled, but ongoing vigilance is needed

Extensive epidemiological investigation followed by prevention and treatment interventions have largely succeeded in controlling an outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in rural Indiana,

Published
09 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Expanding treatment and PrEP could prevent 185,000 new HIV infections, US CDC says

Increasing diagnosis, care and treatment of people living with HIV could lead to a large decrease in HIV incidence, preventing some 168,000 new infections by the year

Published
02 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
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