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Shift in strategy to treatment as prevention for HIV/AIDS

Testing-and-treating is now the central AIDS prevention strategy in the United States, providing a critical tool beyond condoms, behavior change, clean hypodermic needles and a safe blood supply. Experts say treatment-as-prevention has the potential to dramatically alter the landscape of the epidemic.

Published
21 July 2012
From
Washington Post
For Americans with HIV, there are many obstacles to successful treatment

AIDS care in America is like a set of nested Russian dolls, each wooden figure smaller than the one it’s inside.

Published
21 July 2012
From
Washington Post
British Columbia seeks to wipe out HIV/AIDS with new campaign

Medical experts in B.C. are seeking to have every person in the province who has ever been sexually active tested for HIV/AIDS, saying the initiative could be "the beginning of the end" of the disease.

Published
19 July 2012
From
CBC.ca
HIV Treatment as Prevention: Trying to Clear the Fog

HPTN 052 spurred numerous questions among healthcare researchers and policy makers. A new collection of articles wades through the complex issues at play to provide comprehensive, nuanced insights toward converting the results of HPTN 052 into improved policies where HIV care is concerned.

Published
18 July 2012
From
PLoS Blogs
In Tanzania, HIV at a Crossroads

The U.S. will launch a series of HIV prevention strategies to test whether an AIDS-free generation is really possible. Will this be a breakthrough moment?

Published
17 July 2012
From
PBS NewsHour
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
From
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
From
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
From
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

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