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For Our Stable HIV Patients, Why Are We Still Sending All These Lab Tests So Often?

Do the guidelines for laboratory monitoring still make sense when our HIV treatments have become so safe and effective?

Published
29 January 2019
From
NEJM Journal Watch
Uganda: Financial incentives do not boost HIV viral suppression rate

Financial incentives had no effect on viral suppression among HIV-positive adults in Uganda, according to a recent study. Researchers said these findings suggest a need for better interventions to promote the achievement of viral suppression.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Healio
How do we define “undetectable” in HIV prevention?

In real life, whether your viral load is 50, 100, or 200 copies may not matter as much as how long your virus has been suppressed.

Published
23 January 2019
From
BETA blog
Atripla or efavirenz plus Truvada failed one in 16 people in first year

Although analyses of the failure rate of ART have been conducted before, a new analysis is the first to compute these rates for a single-drug regimen

Published
21 January 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Drug resistance accumulates fast in people with low but detectable viral loads, Kenyan study finds

A study measuring HIV drug resistance at two timepoints in Kenyan patients on second-line, protease inhibitor-based regimens has found very high levels of drug resistance in people with

Published
22 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in people taking HIV treatment

A study conducted with gay men in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely

Published
28 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
What does ‘undetectable’ really mean?

Things you need to know about the HIV breakthrough.

Published
26 August 2018
From
Daily Xtra
One in nine people may be able to control their viral load after stopping treatment, US study finds

A US collaboration that pooled data from 14 scientific studies containing between them more than 600 HIV-positive people has found that 67 of them were able to

Published
16 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Zero transmissions mean zero risk – PARTNER 2 study results announced

The chance of any HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the virus to a sexual partner is scientifically equivalent to zero, researchers confirmed

Published
24 July 2018
By
Gus Cairns
HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview With Bruce Richman

Transcript of YouTube video interview with Bruce richman of U=U: published on YouTube in May 2017.

Published
03 July 2018
From
The Body

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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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