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Newly Diagnosed HIV+ Men Are Embracing Treatment More Than Ever Before

Gay and bisexual men who are newly diagnosed with HIV change their behaviour to reduce the chance of onward transmission, according to the results of a long-running Australian study released today. It found that more newly diagnosed men are adopting treatment as prevention (TasP) than ever before.

Published
26 April 2016
From
Star Observer
First in, best health: treat HIV now

It may be over 30 years since HIV hit the world, but it’s only recently that a study finally revealed the sooner a person diagnosed with HIV begins taking antiretroviral medication, the better it is for their long-term health outcomes. In light of this, the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and Living Positive Victoria (LPV) have teamed up to launch their first ever social marketing campaign dedicated solely to early treatment: Treat HIV Now.

Published
26 April 2016
From
Star Observer
People not taking HIV treatment feel under pressure to ‘do the right thing’

Australian people living with HIV who have chosen not to take antiretrovirals and who have doubts about HIV medicine report feeling excluded and silenced within HIV organisations

Published
13 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
No adverse social consequences from early ART initiation in West Africa

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not have negative social consequences, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Research involving patients in Côte d’Ivoire showed

Published
05 April 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
Dumbing Down Treatment Decisions, Part Two

Bob Leahy say there are wrong decisions made - both regarding treatment and prevention - all the time. But how do we help our most vulnerable who face barriers to good decision-making avoid them?

Published
02 March 2016
From
Positive Lite
Rate of entry into HIV care improved by personalised counselling

Entry into HIV care can be increased by around 40% if people receive a point-of-care CD4 test and counselling sessions to overcome personal barriers to seeking HIV

Published
01 March 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Early antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of infection-related cancers

People who started antiretroviral therapy at a CD4 cell count above 500 had a significantly lower risk of developing a cancer with an infectious cause when compared

Published
25 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Removing clinic barriers to rapid initiation of ART in Uganda enables 70% to start on the same day

Making point-of-care CD4 count diagnostics available, revising adherence counselling requirements and giving extra training to healthcare workers can almost quadruple the number of patients who begin antiretroviral

Published
25 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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