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Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care: study

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across Canada.

Published
22 June 2018
From
Globe & Mail
Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

Increasingly, public health and other medical providers -- health insurers, pharmacists, etc. -- either have data systems that speak to each other or have access across different institutions. The revolution in data collection has given public health a new set of tools to address HIV and other infectious diseases, but questions about how these data are used and whether they have the potential to cause harm will likely lead to burgeoning debate.

Published
15 June 2018
From
The Body Pro
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
From
Science Speaks
HIV Care Gaps of Less Than 9 Months Do Not Worsen Patients

Gaps in care of up to 9 months for patients with HIV do not worsen viral loads, a study involving more than 6000 HIV-infected individuals has found. Current guidelines specify that gaps in visits to primary care doctors should not exceed 6 months for clinically stable HIV patients with sustained viral suppression—even though longer lapses are common.

Published
16 May 2018
From
MD Magazine
What are the outcomes for adults who were born with HIV?

Among people who were born with HIV and have now transitioned to adult care at St Mary’s hospital in London, 80% have an undetectable viral load,

Published
25 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
'The earlier you go, the longer you live': HIV self-testing in South Africa

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment.

Published
16 April 2018
From
The Guardian
South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment

South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high

Published
26 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Improving Access to Patient Care & Time to Viral Suppression Using HIV Rapid Entry Programs

The CDC has reported that 44% of individuals who are living with HIV are residing in the southern region of the United States; HIV diagnosis rates are higher in the South than they are for Americans overall.

Published
22 March 2018
From
Contagion Live
Same-day treatment start improves retention in care and viral suppression in Lesotho

Starting treatment at home, on the day of diagnosis, proved acceptable in rural Lesotho and resulted in improved linkage to care and viral suppression compared with routine

Published
07 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Zambia: HIV deaths on treatment underestimated

People with HIV in Zambia were at least ten times more likely to die in the first two years after starting antiretroviral treatment than European

Published
14 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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