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Viral suppression within three months of HIV diagnosis should be a policy target, NYC officials say

An undetectable viral load within three months of HIV diagnosis should be added as a target to the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy, public health officials from New

Published
23 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Integrated support intervention improves engagement with HIV and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs

Providing information on how to navigate care pathways, psychosocial support, and immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia increased retention

Published
18 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

Published
15 October 2018
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Community ART groups: bringing HIV treatment closer to patient's homes and to communities in conflict

Charles Ssonko of Médecins sans Frontières describes the role of community groups in maintaining access to antiretroviral drugs for patients in Central African Republic, even under the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.

Published
03 October 2018
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US doctors’ organisation endorses event-based PrEP for the first time

For the first time, a US-based professional HIV body has published guidelines endorsing event-based or so-called ‘on-demand’ pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an alternative to daily dosing. The International

Published
19 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Stigma remains a substantial barrier in accessing HIV care in rural East Africa

A set of varied barriers adversely impact positive outcomes at different stages in the HIV care cascade in the rural East African context, according to a qualitative

Published
14 September 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
Work to improve the HIV care continuum for black transgender women should concentrate on HIV diagnosis

Less than half of black transgender women living with HIV in the United States are aware of their HIV status, but most of those who have

Published
05 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Poorer ART outcomes show need to prioritise older people in HIV test and treat programmes

HIV testing and treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa need to prioritise older individuals, according to research published in PLOS ONE. Investigators in Uganda found that after starting antiretroviral therapy

Published
05 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
Social Determinants of Health Debated at USCA 2018

To enroll and retain people with HIV in treatment, physicians and HIV care providers need to acknowledge the social determinants of health and the barriers that keep patients, especially young people of color, out of care.

Published
04 September 2018
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Indonesia: tackling HIV in one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics

A prospective study that recruited a significant proportion of people newly diagnosed with HIV in four locations in Indonesia and offered them immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
04 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
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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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