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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
Jim Eigo: The Neverending Epidemic: And How We Can End It

On June 9, along with our friends from Treatment Action Group (TAG) and allies from local Atlanta groups that deal with HIV, we'll meet with officials from CDC. At the meeting we'll deliver our critique of CDC's HIV prevention efforts, issue a call for change and propose concrete reforms.

Published
10 June 2014
From
Huffington Post
HIV transmission risks: Review updates CDC estimates, adds impact of treatment, condom use

Authors of a comprehensive review of literature reporting data on per-act HIV transmission risks have updated the last estimates produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, and in the process have highlighted the importance of treatment and prevention reaching those at greatest risk.

Published
05 June 2014
From
Science Speaks
High burden of STIs among people living with HIV in Cape Town in period before they start ART

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are high among people living with HIV in the period before they start antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from South Africa report in the

Published
03 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
Second analysis concludes that we can't eliminate the long-term possibility of HIV transmission from someone on treatment

A study that estimates the risk that someone living with HIV and taking antiretroviral therapy could transmit the virus reports that, on the basis of the

Published
31 May 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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