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How do we maximise global HIV treatment access? IAPAC Care Continuum Guidelines make recommendations

IAPAC, the International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care, has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure

Published
09 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
New antiretrovirals and HIV treatment strategies highlighted at ICAAC

Researchers presented findings from several HIV studies at the 55th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) last week in San Diego, USA, including an overview of the START treatment initiation

Published
07 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Women are missing from HIV drug trials

In an analysis spanning several decades that included work done as recently as 2012, researchers found that women typically comprised about 11 percent of participants in trials investigating cures for HIV. Similarly, drug studies were only about 19 percent female and just 38 percent of vaccine trial subjects were women.

Published
05 October 2015
From
Reuters
Phase 3 women-only HIV study sheds light on safe and effective antiretroviral treatments

Results from the first phase 3 HIV study to enroll only women show improved safety and efficacy of the drug Stribild over multi-pill antiretroviral drug regimens.

Published
22 September 2015
From
Science Daily
Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over their Condition

Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance. That is the major message from a pair of new studies in Philadelphia, one published early online this month in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and the other published in July in PLOS ONE.

Published
26 August 2015
From
Drexel Now
WAVES shows elvitegravir regimen beats boosted atazanavir for women with HIV

A study of antiretroviral treatment specifically for women with HIV showed that a single-tablet regimen containing the integrase inhibitor elvitegravir suppressed the virus better than a regimen

Published
06 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Intensification of antiretroviral therapy reduces risk of late-term mother-to-child HIV transmission

Maternal and infant antiretroviral therapy (ART) intensification is very effective in preventing HIV transmission during labour and birth in pregnant women with HIV in Thailand who present late

Published
29 July 2015
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Implant and injectable hormonal contraception most effective methods for women living with HIV

Hormonal contraceptive methods are highly effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy in women living with HIV whether on antiretroviral therapy (ART) or not, according to an evaluation

Published
29 July 2015
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Raltegravir appears to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission during late pregnancy

Combination antiretroviral therapy containing the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (Isentress) appears safe and effective and may be an attractive option for treatment for pregnant women with HIV –

Published
28 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients

Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research. Researchers also found a link between potential proxy measures of nutritional status and disease progression, with those reporting food shortages and use of nutritional supplements reaching lower levels of immunity faster.

Published
10 June 2015
From
Science Daily
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