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China offers free antiviral therapy for HIV/AIDS

Antiviral treatment should be recommended for all those with HIV/AIDS under China's newly revised guidelines, said an online notice issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Published
20 June 2016
From
Asia One
WHO releases second edition of Consolidated ARV guidelines

This edition updates the 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs following an extensive review of evidence and consultations in mid-2015, shared at the end of 2015, and now published in full in 2016. It is being published in a changing global context for HIV and for health more broadly.

Published
15 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
Sub-type C infection does not increase the risk of virologic failure when people are taking tenofovir-containing first-line ART

There is no evidence that HIV-positive people with sub-type C infection have an increased risk of treatment failure when receiving tenofovir-containing regimens, investigators from the UK report in

Published
08 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Two million people with HIV started treatment in 2015

At least two million people worldwide started antiretroviral treatment in 2015 alone, and 17 million people are now taking antiretroviral therapy, up by a third since 2013,

Published
31 May 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.

Published
16 May 2016
From
UNAIDS
South Africa moves to ‘test and treat’

Treasury has allocated an extra R1-billion to finance this “universal test and treat” (UTT) programme, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced during his budget speech in Parliament today.

Published
16 May 2016
From
Health-e News
South Africa to adopt WHO’s ‘test and treat’ HIV guidelines

SA WILL adopt the World Health Organization’s new "test and treat" guidelines for HIV patients in September, enabling people to start treatment as soon as they are diagnosed instead of having to wait until their immune systems weaken, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday.

Published
10 May 2016
From
Business Day
A simple ask in 2016: the UN goal of universal HIV treatment

Last week, the working draft for 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS was released with only a few days for comments. Called the Zero draft, like previous statements produced every five years, it is a list of observations, comments and goals. But using the UN Statement as a platform of human rights has become disconnected from the scientific and medical advances in HIV over the last five years. The bulk of the draft document could have been written at any time during the epidemic, certainly most of it could have been written in 2011. There is only one reference to dramatic changes in the WHO 2015 guidelines and only two references to PrEP.

Published
28 April 2016
From
i-Base
South Africa rolls out ‘test and treat’ to sex workers

South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

Published
14 March 2016
From
Health-e
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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