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HIV prevalence and incidence fall in Kenya

HIV incidence and prevalence are declining in Kenya, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. They compared results of large cross-sectional surveillance

Published
17 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Fuck poz guys!

Marc-André LeBlanc asks if you’re a neg guy is it safer to have sex with poz guys or neg guys? Limit your condomless sex to poz guys with undetectable viral loads and avoid condomless sex with casual negative partners he suggests.

Published
11 February 2014
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Positive Lite
Perry N. Halkitis: Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.

Published
22 January 2014
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Huffington Post
Uptick in HIV Cases Worries San Francisco officials

After six years of steady decreases in new HIV cases in San Francisco, the end of that trend in 2012 is causing concern among local health officials.

Published
20 January 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter
Computerised counselling for patients taking HIV therapy can reduce viral load, improve treatment adherence and reduce rates of risky sex

Computerised counselling can achieve reductions in viral load and HIV transmission risk behaviour, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
13 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
High viral load levels in young people newly linked with HIV care in the US

Approximately a third of young people newly linked to HIV care in the United States have viral loads that indicate a high risk of onward transmission, according

Published
08 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV drugs subsidy: regulatory barrier to be removed, granting broader access in Australia

A regulatory barrier previously prevented people with HIV who did not show clinical symptoms and who had higher “CD4” counts from accessing antiretroviral drugs through the PBS until either they began showing symptoms or their cell count dropped.

Published
20 December 2013
From
The Guardian
SF program pushes immediate HIV treatment for acute infection

A San Francisco program is aiming to get people newly diagnosed with acute HIV infection immediately into treatment - as in, taking antiretroviral drugs the same day they test positive.

Published
18 December 2013
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Models Predict Test-and-Treat Can Stop HIV in South Africa in 25 Years

Nine structurally different mathematical models all predicted that a universal test-and-treat policy in South Africa could eliminate HIV infection. The most comprehensive models figure elimination will take 20 to 25 years. But current South African treatment policy would also eventually eliminate HIV, the most comprehensive model says.

Published
17 December 2013
From
International AIDS Society
BC study calls for needle exchange, HIV treatment for inmates

Needle-exchange programs and increased access to HIV treatment are essential to curb infection rates among Canadian prisoners, says the lead author of a new study calling for immediate action.

Published
17 December 2013
From
The Globe and Mail

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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