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HIV treatment outcomes continue to get better, says large analysis

The efficacy of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) continues to improve, according to an analysis of outcomes in 78,000 people in 181 studies, published in AIDS by Professor

Published
27 December 2018
By
Michael Carter
The Lisbon Patient: Meet the man living with HIV who's about to turn 100

Referred to in a soon-to-be published case study as “The Lisbon Patient,” Miguel -- which is not his real name -- is also the oldest documented person with HIV in the world.

Published
18 December 2018
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CTV
CD4 count recovery: French study reaffirms why it is important to test and treat HIV early

Seven-in-ten people with HIV taking combined antiretroviral therapy for the first time recover their CD4 cell count to above 500 cells/mm3, French researchers report in AIDS. Having

Published
03 December 2018
By
Alain Volny-Anne
Kenya: Riddle of gender disparities in HIV-Aids deaths

Why are men more likely to die from HIV compared with women?

Published
01 December 2018
From
Daily Nation
HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in

Published
29 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
People living with HIV underestimate the harm of smoking

People with HIV in Denmark who smoke greatly underestimate the impact of smoking on life expectancy, a study of perceptions of life expectancy published this month in

Published
03 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Unstable housing associated with low CD4 cell count and detectable viral load for HIV-positive women in US

Unstable housing is associated with an increased risk of a detectable viral load and low CD4 cell count among HIV-positive women, according to US research published in Social

Published
06 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
Three-quarters of deaths of people with HIV in London are due to non-AIDS conditions

Over three-quarters of deaths of people with HIV in London are due to non-AIDS conditions, with most occurring in people who were taking HIV treatment and had

Published
28 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Navigating Mixed Messages About HIV

We are required to both downplay the seriousness of HIV and to stress its terrible impact. Here’s the view I favor.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Poz
Starting HIV treatment at diagnosis slashes drop out, drug failure rates, China study finds

Patients diagnosed with HIV who started antiretroviral treatment within 30 days had significantly lower rates of dropping out of treatment, and higher rates successful treatment, than those who started later, particularly those who started more than three months after their diagnosis, a study in China has found.

Published
04 June 2018
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Science Speaks
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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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