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Treatment cascades show 90-90-90 goal within reach for some – but Eastern Europe lags behind Africa

Global analysis of HIV treatment cascades – the proportions of people diagnosed with HIV, in care, on treatment and virally suppressed – shows that some of the

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Innovative approaches to linkage to care boost clinic visits, HIV treatment uptake in African study

A systematic effort to promote HIV testing, linkage to care for people diagnosed with HIV and circumcision for those testing negative can result in high levels of

Published
21 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
World Health Organization urges more HIV testing by non-medical staff, outside of clinical settings, targeted to those who need it the most

In addition to recommending that routine HIV testing in medical settings be expanded to reach new groups of patients, the World Health Organization’s new guidance on HIV

Published
20 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
San Francisco Sees Declines in New HIV Infections and Deaths of People with HIV

Experts agree that the decline in new infections is due to a combination of factors including widespread testing, early antiretroviral therapy (ART), and possibly pre-exposure prophylaxis -- although PrEP is probably too recent to have had a substantial effect yet.

Published
17 July 2015
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Community-based adherence clubs show high retention in HIV care and treatment adherence

People with HIV who were receiving their HIV treatment outside of health facilities in community-based adherence clubs close to or in their homes demonstrated extremely high rates of

Published
10 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
Scientists have the tools to end the HIV epidemic; they just need better ways to use them

In the past, there was a sense that stopping the HIV/AIDS epidemic would require some radically new biomedical intervention, such as a cure or a vaccine. The growing consensus, however, is that the tools needed to stamp out HIV already exist if they could just be used in the right way.

Published
08 July 2015
From
Nature
Toward Comprehensive HIV Prevention Service Delivery in the United States: An Action Plan

This action plan, based primarily on the proceedings of the two consultations, seeks to define a communityfocused national strategy for integrating historically separate HIV prevention interventions and services— many with established positive effects on individual health outcomes—into needs-driven components of population-based care and support programs.

Published
25 June 2015
From
Treatment Action Group
Early HIV Treatment Is Essential, But So Is Testing And Linkage To Care

Last week’s announcement of the Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) trial results confirms what many experts have long believed — early treatment for HIV reduces illness and death. While START further establishes the vital role of early antiretroviral therapy (ART), many questions remain on how to actually bring the life-saving benefits of treatment to individual patients.

Published
05 June 2015
From
Health Affairs (blog)
Program Succeeds at Better Keeping People With HIV in Medical Care

A program designed to rate the rate of HIV-positive people who stay in routine medical care has succeeded, and at a cost deemed reasonable.

Published
15 April 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Lawsuit Claims AHF Defrauds Federal Programs of $20M a Year

In a whistleblower lawsuit, three ex-employees of AIDS Healthcare Foundation allege that AHF is guilty of illegal patient-referral kickbacks.

Published
09 April 2015
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Poz magazine news
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