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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
Quebec develops expert consensus on viral load and HIV transmission risk

The Quebec expert consensus statement reaches similar conclusions to those arrived at by Swiss and UK experts in statements issued in 2008 and 2013. It places greater emphasis on adherence, and also describes the risk of HIV transmission during anal intercourse when certain conditions are met as `negligible or very low`

Published
19 June 2014
From
CATIE
Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case

Today the Iowa Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. In reversing the conviction, the Court recognized that HIV-positive individuals who have a reduced viral load as a result of effective treatment pose little risk of transmitting HIV.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Lambda Legal
The Atlanta Principles Urge CDC to Act Now on HIV Prevention

The document urges the CDC to address TasP, PrEP and PEP.

Published
11 June 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Current WHO guidelines for use of ART as prevention will benefit only a "fraction" of people with higher CD4 counts and their partners

World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for the prevention of transmissions are likely to benefit only a “fraction” of the targeted population,

Published
11 June 2014
By
Michael Carter

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