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Forgotten Negatives: The Limits of Treatment as Prevention

The CDC’s High-Impact Prevention strategy takes aim at the stubborn HIV incidence rate in the United States. The only problem: it doesn’t include an ambitious plan for those at risk for the virus.

Published
02 April 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
GPs are a 'potential barrier' to widespread HIV testing, experts say

A study of GP attitudes found that just 14% of GPs felt that HIV testing should be routinely offered to everyone aged 18-44 years.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Practice Business
Standard HIV treatment achieves high concentrations in female genital tract and suppresses shedding of virus

Standard antiretroviral therapy containing tenofovir, FTC and atazanavir achieves high concentrations in the female genital tract and suppresses HIV replication throughout the menstrual cycle, US investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV viral load in semen can differ in two samples provided within one hour

HIV can be intermittently detectable in the semen of men taking long-term antiretroviral therapy that is achieving full suppression of viral load in the blood, French investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
New report: key questions and good practice on instant result self-testing for HIV

The report from HIV Scotland gives detail on self-testing and recommendations on how the NHS, Scottish Government and third sector organisations can navigate the opportunities and challenges this new development will bring.

Published
31 March 2014
From
HIV Scotland
Point-of-care HIV tests elude poor countries

High costs and logistic hurdles have delayed the rollout of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for HIV in resource-poor countries where they are urgently needed, experts say.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Sci Dev Net
Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Renato Barucco: Beyond "Poz" and "Neg": Five HIV Statuses, Plus a New One

I can count five HIV statuses, plus a new one. They entail different responsibilities, possibilities and risks. Let's review them on a continuum from the safest to the problematic ones.

Published
28 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
South African treatment guidelines need to consider viral load, not CD4 count, to achieve greater impact of treatment as prevention: study

Recommendations about the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) need to change for the use of HIV treatment as prevention to have maximum benefit, according to an international team

Published
27 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs

The Labour leader told PinkNews.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he was alarmed by reports of healthcare professionals failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of carrying the virus. “The Government has a responsibility to work with GPs and health centres to make sure, not only are they aware of their responsibilities, but also to encourage them to provide testing” he said.

Published
20 March 2014
From
Pink News

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