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Support antiretroviral treatment for 12 million with HIV by 2016, Republicans, Democrats urge Obama

40 United States lawmakers — Democrats, Republicans, Senators and Congressional Representatives — have united across party lines and legislative bodies, signing a letter urging President Obama to set this nation’s AIDS-fighting goals higher than ever, and ensure that 12 million people living with HIV are receiving treatment by 2016.

Published
18 November 2013
From
Science Speaks
How Do You Talk About It? Two Guys Take On “Undetectable”

How do we talk about "undetectable" viral load? And what does it mean to different people in different contexts? BETA put these questions to Zachary Barnett and Derek Brocklehurst, two gay men with different experiences of “undetectable.”

Published
13 November 2013
From
BETA blog
New Zealand: No UNAIDS response to "homophobic" claim

Shaun Robinson of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation said a claim by UNAIDS that the global HIV epidemic could be over by 2030 ignores the fact that the epidemic amongst gay men world-wide continues to rise. He accuses the organisation of ignoring the needs and realities of HIV infection amongst men who have sex with men.

Published
12 November 2013
From
Gay NZ
HIV may be becoming less fit as it adapts to the immune system

HIV, at least in some parts of the world, may be developing a lower replicative capacity as it adapts to variations in the human immune system, studies

Published
08 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
'Early medication for HIV is cost-effective'

Treating people with HIV soon after they become infected is cost-effective over the long term, according to a study out Wednesday that focused on South Africa and India.

Published
31 October 2013
From
FRANCE 24
Renato Barucco: HIV/AIDS: NYC, Community Viral Load and Individual Responsibilities

The entire city suffered physical, emotional, and financial damage. The epidemic will stop being a threat when every New Yorker will sustain a shared response to this communal and ongoing public health challenge.

Published
30 October 2013
From
Huffington Post
Late testing rates declining in Europe, but largely in gay men

Over Europe as a whole, the proportion of people testing late for HIV decreased between 2002 and 2010, a presentation at the 14th European AIDS Conference in Brussels

Published
24 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Ensuring good-quality HIV care in Europe: where can we improve?

Only 20% of people with HIV in Europe have fully suppressed viral load, compared to an estimated 24% in sub-Saharan Africa, despite much higher rates of HIV

Published
19 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Action on HIV in Australia - Melbourne Declaration update

The Melbourne Declaration called for Australia’s HIV response to be revitalised to take full advantage of game-changing scientific developments in HIV treatment and prevention, and to enable us to envision an “AIDS free generation”. This update reports on Australia's progress over the past 12 months - there remains a lot more work to be done.

Published
17 October 2013
From
NAPWHA
Specialised testing and social marketing campaigns increase the detection of acute HIV infection among gay men

Big increases in diagnosis rates of acute HIV infection (AHI) can be achieved with the use of targeted pooled nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), research published in AIDS

Published
10 October 2013
By
Michael Carter

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