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US health surveillance director: How can we use treatment to strengthen prevention?

“Now, more than ever, it is possible to change the course of the HIV epidemic, by combining HIV prevention interventions, including antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment and

Published
22 June 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Belt AND Suspenders?

Treatment as prevention inevitably raises the issue of how much protection is enough. Ken Monteith says “there are governments in this country who would like the rule to be disclosure, undetectable viral load AND condom.”

Published
18 June 2012
From
Positive Lite
UK data suggest that treatment isn’t curbing the gay HIV epidemic – because of undiagnosed infections

In the UK, the majority of the HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who are likely to transmit HIV remain undiagnosed, Valerie Delpech of the Health Protection Agency

Published
15 June 2012
By
Roger Pebody
HPTN 052: Lessons learned from the 'ethical odyssey' of an HIV trial

HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 established that antiretroviral treatment in people who are HIV positive decreases the likelihood of transmitting HIV to their sexual partners. It serves as a case study of ethical challenges faced at every stage of the research trial process.

Published
15 June 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Is treatment as prevention ready to roll out, or do we need to know more?

Major randomised studies of the impact of antiretroviral treatment expansion on new infections are getting underway, and should provide important evidence to guide further implementation, researchers reported at

Published
15 June 2012
By
Keith Alcorn
If people who need HIV drugs aren’t getting them now, why should the prevention benefit of treatment be the reason that the drugs become available?

The issue of ‘treatment as prevention’ raises a number of ethical issues, Richard Ashcroft, professor of bioethics at Queen Mary University of London told the IAPAC Controlling the

Published
15 June 2012
By
Roger Pebody
Study shows that use of darunavir/ritonavir and etravirine in HIV treatment as a prevention method is biologically plausible

A pharmacokinetic study suggests that ritonavir-boosted darunavir (Prezista) and etravirine (Intelence) achieve high concentrations in semen and rectal tissue, and could therefore help avert HIV transmission and infection, especially

Published
13 June 2012
By
Michael Carter
World Health Organization sets out route map for scale-up of treatment as prevention

The number of people eligible for antiretroviral treatment will grow by around six million as a result of recent World Health Organization recommendations on the use

Published
11 June 2012
By
Keith Alcorn
New report: evaluating HIV treatment as prevention in the European context

The report concludes that antiretroviral treatment has well-documented benefits for reducing the transmission of HIV, and has had a major impact on reducing HIV acquisition among children born to HIV positive mothers. However, the policy of treatment as prevention cannot be universally applied to all persons diagnosed with HIV without understanding whether there is a benefit for the individual’s health.

Published
07 June 2012
From
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) press release
Beyond the Media Hype for HIV Prevention Technology

We’re all looking forward to the end of AIDS. But simple, fantasy-based headlines aren’t going to tell us how to get there.

Published
05 June 2012
From
Positive Women's Network USA

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