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More than just Pills

A new short film made by Edwin J Bernard and Nicholas Feustel for the HIV Justice Network explaining why 'treatment as prevention' is more than just pills and why universal access to voluntary HIV testing, treatment and care benefits everyone. Featuring, among others, Lord Fowler, Jane Anderson, Kevin Fenton, Brian Gazzard, Julio Montaner and other activists, clinicians and researchers who attended the recent IAPAC summit in London.

Published
29 November 2013
From
HIV Justice Network
How Do You Talk About It? “Undetectable” Among African-American Gay Men

For people living with HIV, getting to an undetectable viral load is a key goal for good health and to reduce the risk of passing the virus on to others. How do people in different contexts understand “undetectable” and use it in their own lives?

Published
27 November 2013
From
BETA blog
Is this the silver bullet at last? A new treatment regime could stall Africa's Aids epidemic

The province of Kwa Zulu Natal has the highest rate of HIV in South Africa, itself the country with the highest HIV rate in the world. But Kwa Zulu Natal now has a new, more optimistic, claim to fame – it is also the first place in the world to demonstrate that by rolling out treatment with anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to those infected, it is possible to cut the rate at which the virus spreads through the population.

Published
22 November 2013
From
The Independent
Largest ever number of HIV diagnoses in UK gay men – due to increased testing and new infections

During 2012, 3250 gay men were diagnosed with HIV in the United Kingdom, the largest number of cases ever recorded in this group. While there are

Published
21 November 2013
By
Roger Pebody
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

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