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Africa: Using Models to Understand the Potential of Early Treatment to Reduce HIV Transmission

Is it possible to control the epidemic of HIV by using antiretroviral therapy? This pressing question is addressed in a collection of new articles published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine.

Published
12 July 2012
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AllAfrica
Treatment Benefits For All?

CATIE’s James Wilton explores the use of HIV treatment to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Do the personal and public health benefits coincide or clash?

Published
26 June 2012
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CATIE - The Positive Side
HIV tests for everyone: Dr Julio Montaner's new campaign raises concern

The director of BC’s Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS wants everyone to voluntarily get tested for HIV every time they go to a clinic or hospital for any examination. Though the plan has received some support in HIV circles, some worry that it poses privacy risks and may come at the expense of other HIV programs equally critical to prevention.

Published
26 June 2012
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Xtra
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
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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

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