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Big increases in proportion of HIV-positive people in US treated with ART and with viral suppression

The proportion of people living with HIV receiving care in the United States who accessed antiretroviral therapy (ART) and achieved viral suppression increased substantially between 2009 and

Published
10 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Sub-type C infection does not increase the risk of virologic failure when people are taking tenofovir-containing first-line ART

There is no evidence that HIV-positive people with sub-type C infection have an increased risk of treatment failure when receiving tenofovir-containing regimens, investigators from the UK report in

Published
08 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Very high levels of drug resistance seen in people experiencing first-line antiretroviral therapy failure in Kenya

A cross-sectional survey of viral load in patients attending the largest HIV clinic in Kenya has shown that after an average of nearly two years

Published
31 May 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Spirituality May Help HIV Patients Survive Longer

Over 17 years, researchers followed HIV-positive men and women who were already in the mid-stage of their disease by the time the study began. They found that people who engaged in spiritual practices and thinking had a greater rate of survival than people who did not—two to four times greater, in fact.

Published
09 May 2016
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The Atlantic
AIDS Treatment in Haiti Promising for Developing Nations

One of the first groups of HIV patients in a poor country to get free AIDS drugs has about the same survival rate as their closest counterparts in the United States, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Published
19 April 2016
From
The New York Times
ART has averted over 850,000 HIV-related opportunistic infections in low and middle income countries

Rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle income countries has averted over 850,000 cases of HIV-related opportunistic infections at a saving of at least $47 million

Published
21 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
Starting HIV therapy associated with improvements in liver function, especially when viral load is suppressed

Starting antiretroviral therapy is associated with improvements in liver function in HIV-positive men with and without viral hepatitis co-infection, investigators from the United States report in the online

Published
17 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
START study shows that people starting HIV treatment earlier have better quality of life

Rather than treatment side-effects having a negative impact on people’s quality of life when they start HIV treatment, data from the large randomised START study show a

Published
07 March 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Life expectancy in HIV-positive people in the US still lags 13 years behind HIV-negative people

A study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) comparing life expectancies of HIV-positive and HIV-negative people within the Kaiser Permanente health insurance

Published
28 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Older People With HIV Have Longer, But Still Limited Lifespan

Antiretrovirals have greatly expanded the life expectancy of people with HIV age 50 and older, but this group still has a higher risk of death than the general population.

Published
18 February 2016
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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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