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HIV monitoring every six months is adequate for people on ART with stable viral suppression

People with HIV who have their viral load and CD4 cell count monitored every six months were no more likely to experience virological failure or to change

Published
10 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Specialised testing and social marketing campaigns increase the detection of acute HIV infection among gay men

Big increases in diagnosis rates of acute HIV infection (AHI) can be achieved with the use of targeted pooled nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), research published in AIDS

Published
10 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Multi-disease prevention campaigns (part 1): integrating HIV into wider public health campaigns

This edition examines the concept of multi-disease prevention campaigns targeting a range of public health issues in a concentrated burst of activity in a locality.

Published
08 October 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Studies look at community vs hospital-based HIV care and medication issues

HIV-positive people treated at community clinics were more likely to continue receiving care, while those treated at hospital clinics were more likely to maintain undetectable viral load,

Published
07 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Revisiting the safety spectrum: how gay men fall into different 'risk classes' for HIV

Gay men fall into different groups that are at radically different risk for acquiring HIV, Canadian research presented at the 11th International AIDS Impact Conference last week

Published
07 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
New recommendations for the medical care of people living with HIV (en français)

New guidance issued on September 26 recommends treatment for all people diagnosed with HIV.

Published
04 October 2013
From
ANRS press release
France adopts new national policy to test and treat HIV

The French Ministry of Health recently announced its new recommendations for the treatment of people living with HIV (PLHIV). The main novelties are the adoption of antiretroviral therapy in all PLHIV and the promotion of a “combined prevention” which associates behavioral measures, testing strategies and antiretroviral therapy. The announcement was made after broad discussion with key actors of HIV care, prevention and research in the country.

Published
04 October 2013
From
Brazilian Ministry of Health
Home-based counselling and testing achieves very high testing rates in Kenya

A home-based counselling and testing (HBCT) programme in western Kenya achieved 96% uptake of HIV testing and identified almost 5400 undiagnosed infections among over 154,000 adolescents and

Published
04 October 2013
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
1 In 10 Gays On Grindr Have Never Been Tested For HIV, Claim They’re Negative Anyway

A recently published study by Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) found that 10% of men on Grindr have never gotten tested for HIV, though nearly a third of them still claim they’re negative.

Published
30 September 2013
From
Queerty
OraQuick(R) In-Home HIV Test Launches New Targeted Campaign Strategy

The "Life. As we know it." campaign takes a bold new strategic approach to reaching consumers most at risk for HIV through the creation and sharing of relevant content designed to engage consumers in a discussion about topics related to love, sex, relationships and sexual health.

Published
30 September 2013
From
GlobeNewswire (press release)

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