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'Test and treat': large study fails to show an impact on new HIV infections

The first major research study of ‘test and treat’ as a public health intervention to report its final results has found that the strategy failed to reduce

Published
23 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment

Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can

Published
21 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
More confidence on zero risk: still no transmissions seen from people with an undetectable viral load in PARTNER study

The PARTNER study, which two years ago created headlines by establishing that the chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting their virus was

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Comprehensive services for sex workers reduce detectable viral load, but enhanced ARV services provide no extra benefit

A randomised trial in female sex workers in Zimbabwe, offering enhanced access to HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has failed to show that the extra services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
HIV patients with undetectable virus unlikely to infect partner

When drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suppress the virus in the blood to very low levels, patients are unlikely to infect their partners during condomless sex, suggests a new study.

Published
13 July 2016
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Reuters
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
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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