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US: A Call for Improved HIV-Related Scientific Literacy on the Front Lines

Poor scientific literacy among non-medical members of the HIV-related workforce must be addressed in order to better fight the epidemic. Many workers are unfamiliar with biomedical prevention of HIV—using antiretrovirals to reduce the risk of HIV transmission—and don’t know enough about how and when such an intervention should be used.

Published
10 February 2015
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AIDSMeds
Exploring common contributors to reducing HIV infections

Researchers looking for common factors associated with declining HIV infections in four diverse jurisdictions observed that strong leadership within state and local health departments was the most notable unifying factor critical to programmatic success in each of the two states and two cities studied: North Carolina, San Francisco, Massachusetts and Seattle.

Published
09 February 2015
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
San Francisco officials flesh out 'Getting to Zero' HIV plan

Public health officials, health care providers, and community advocates provided more details and raised more questions about the city's "Getting to Zero" plan for eliminating new HIV infections at a recent Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee hearing.

Published
02 February 2015
From
Bay Area Reporter
An HIV Doctor Tells You If Undetectable Really Is the New Negative

Does being undetectable change the way you talk about your HIV status? Can a person who is undetectable stop worrying about transmitting HIV? Joel Gallant, an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico gives his view.

Published
28 January 2015
From
The Body
Bill Gates Predicts Two Miracles for AIDS Relief by 2030

Bill Gates said he expects a pair of advances by 2030 that will eliminate most of the damage from AIDS. Improved treatment and the development of a vaccine to prevent new infections are the “two miracles” needed to help turn the tide, the billionaire said Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Published
26 January 2015
From
Bloomberg
Five Reasons His HIV Status Doesn't Matter Anymore

In one of the bright spots of the new year, 2015, the HIV status of the guy you’re dying to get into bed matters less than ever.

Published
19 January 2015
From
Queerty
State's steps to control HIV seen as model for nation

Massachusetts residents with HIV are twice as likely as patients nationally to have the disease under control, according to a report from the state Department of Public Health with wider implications for other states and nations seeking to curb the spread of the virus.

Published
15 January 2015
From
Boston Globe
Bending the Curve: Can New York End Its AIDS Epidemic?

In June of 2014, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo committed to the NYS Plan to End AIDS. The plan offers great hope and makes HIV once again an important public health priority. But phrases like "the end of AIDS" must be met with pause. To have any chance of success, any plan will require major efforts by multiple sectors of society.

Published
08 January 2015
From
The Body
US guidelines on prevention with people living with HIV now emphasise engagement with care, HIV treatment and social factors

The American public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new recommendations on the HIV prevention interventions and advice that should

Published
05 January 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Easing the HIV Burden

In recent years, two remarkable studies have emerged that provide real solutions for people living with HIV who want to avoid passing the virus on to others. Having grappled with my own HIV diagnosis over the past seven years, there has been something deeply profound and very personal about the findings of both studies. Ever since the HPTN 052 results were released, I’ve often pondered if my transition into living life with HIV might have been less traumatic had I known that treatment would help me avoid passing HIV on to my sexual partners.

Published
04 January 2015
From
The Advocate

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