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San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment

San Francisco is serving as a model for other cities. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs that have sent infection rates plummeting.

Published
06 October 2015
From
New York Times
US HIV physicians routinely offering early ART but only a third have prescribed PrEP

Most doctors at the frontline of the HIV epidemic in the United States recommend early antiretroviral therapy (ART) and many also believe they have a role in providing

Published
06 October 2015
By
Michael Carter
Recent infection and ART treatment interruptions are key periods for HIV transmission

A large proportion of HIV transmissions occur during recent infection or antiretroviral treatment interruptions, Swiss investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Overall, 44% of transmissions were associated with

Published
05 October 2015
By
Michael Carter
British HIV Association (BHIVA) 2015 Treatment Guidelines published

The new BHIVA treatment guidelines recommend: "All individuals with HIV... are reviewed promptly by an HIV specialist and offered immediate ART." See http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2979458/ for a summary of the main recommendations.

Published
26 September 2015
From
BHIVA
Awareness of treatment’s impact on transmission is transforming the lives of couples of mixed HIV status

A greater understanding of the impact of HIV treatment on prevention is changing the experience of being in a relationship with a partner of a different HIV

Published
21 September 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Australia's HIV contraction stabilises but 1000 a year still return positive tests

Report by Kirby Institute says a quarter of people who test positive for the virus have had it for at least four years without realising

Published
14 September 2015
From
The Guardian
Twice the Percentage of People with HIV are Virally Suppressed in San Francisco Compared to U.S.

Last month, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) released the annual HIV Epidemiology annual report with data through December 31, 2014.

Published
11 September 2015
From
BETA blog
We’re in an HIV prevention revolution. Where is the excitement?

We’re in the midst of an HIV prevention revolution. So where is the excitement, especially in communities hardest hit by HIV?

Published
11 September 2015
From
CATIE
Half of American gay men using dating apps have interacted with a PrEP user

Almost half of American gay men recruited to a survey via advertising on a major mobile phone dating app say that at least one potential sexual

Published
07 September 2015
By
Roger Pebody
‘Undetectable’ is both a milestone and an identity for gay men recently diagnosed with HIV

Achieving an undetectable viral load is a key milestone in the period after diagnosis with HIV, qualitative interviews with Canadian gay men suggest. Men incorporated knowledge of their

Published
04 September 2015
By
Roger Pebody

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