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'Test-And-Treat' Would Slow HIV Spread, Improve Health Outcomes, but Raise Drug Resistance

Wide HIV testing and early treatment woul lower HIV transmission, AIDS and death rates, but double the rate of multidrug resistance (MDR) to antiretrovirals.

Published
26 March 2013
From
AIDSMeds
Are we underestimating the proportion of virally-suppressed patients in the US?

Several presentations at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta suggest that previous estimates of the proportion of people with HIV in the

Published
15 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Testing HIV Prevention Tools: Other Ways Up the Alley

We need to design prevention trials that ask, “Is this test product better than nothing?” rather than, “Is this test product better than the best available prevention combination we have?”

Published
15 March 2013
From
Poz
Changing my mind on treatment as prevention

Bob Leahy used to be a strong opponent on treatment as prevention. But times change and there has been a sea change in his view.

Published
12 March 2013
From
Positive Lite
Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin: Five myths about AIDS

1. The case of the Mississippi baby means we’re close to curing AIDS. 2. AIDS is the leading killer of babies worldwide. 3. Mothers with HIV should never breast-feed. 4. Drugs are the key to preventing HIV’s spread. 5. AIDS can’t be defeated.

Published
12 March 2013
From
Washington Post
Variations in genital shedding of HIV during menstrual cycle large enough to impact on risk of sexual transmission

Genital shedding of HIV varies considerably during the menstrual cycle, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The difference between peak and nadir

Published
25 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Updated NICE guidelines revise treatment recommendations for people with fertility problems

The guidelines include recommendations for couples with HIV. They are essentially unchanged from the consultation version, stating that sperm washing may no longer be necessary for couples where the man has HIV and the woman does not. As long as the man is on effective antiretroviral treatment and unprotected sex is limited to days when his partner is ovulating, “sperm washing may not further reduce the risk of infection.” However the guidance does not support the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by the HIV-negative partner.

Published
20 February 2013
From
NICE press release
The HIV treatment cascade – patching the leaks to improve HIV prevention

The concept of an HIV treatment cascade has emerged as a way to identify gaps in the continuum, which are preventing people from realizing the treatment and prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy.

Published
20 February 2013
From
CATIE Prevention in Focus
Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have 'encouraged unsafe sex'

Between 1990 and 2010, cases rose by 76 per cent due to fewer people using condoms. Experts say this is due to the introduction of antiretroviral drugs that are effective in treating the disease.

Published
18 February 2013
From
Daily Mail
Couples study in Uganda finds no HIV infections from partners on antiretroviral therapy

A longitudinal cohort study of heterosexual couples in Uganda has found more evidence of the efficacy of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in curbing HIV infection within the community. The study

Published
18 February 2013
By
Gus Cairns

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