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Time spent by US HIV patients in care with a transmissible viral load has fallen by three-quarters since 2000

A study by the US Centers for the Disease Control (CDC) presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle found that the

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

A genetic analysis of a large database of UK people with HIV in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to be exclusively

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
When science, community and political will come together, we can end the epidemic, says New York commissioner

New York City’s strategy to end the AIDS epidemic is firmly rooted in science, was developed in conjunction with community activists, and has support from top-level political

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Vaccine trial: Community trust is key

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker knows from more than 20 years in the field that researchers have to work hand in hand with the communities most affected if they want to halt an epidemic. And the townships are ground zero for HIV/AIDS in Cape Town.

Published
17 February 2017
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Fred Hutch
Spanish vaccine induces viral control off ART in nearly 40% of recipients

A so-called ‘HIV Conserv’ vaccine has, for the first time, produced significant prolonged viral control in a large minority of recipients once they were taken off antiretroviral therapy

Published
17 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
How should HIV self-testing services be provided?

Chairing a session on HIV self-testing at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this week, Joanne Stekler said that much is already known about

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Unique case of PrEP failure without drug resistance reported from Amsterdam

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be nearly 100% effective if taken consistently so that there are high drug levels in the body at the time of

Published
17 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Oral PrEP Works Well in Women With Abnormal Vaginal Microbiota

This challenges a finding that an anti-HIV vaginal gel might not be effective in women with abnormal vaginal flora.

Published
16 February 2017
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Poz
An 18% Decline in HIV Incidence in the US Over Six Years is Not Enough

David Holtgrave and Robert Bonacci: "At a time when some decision makers are considering possibly repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, which we know provided critical health insurance access for persons living with HIV and helped to avoid HIV transmission, we should instead be focusing as a nation on expanding critical HIV-related services and access to comprehensive care."

Published
16 February 2017
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Huffington Post
Vaginal Ring Form of PrEP Does Not Reduce Contraceptive Effectiveness

The antiretroviral (ARV)-containing vaginal ring form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that reduced HIV risk in a major trial does not lower the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. This finding assuages concerns raised by previous research that the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) class of ARVs has been associated with a lowered effectiveness of some hormonal contraceptives.

Published
16 February 2017
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Poz
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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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