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Pipeline for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

A new report on the sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment and prevention research “pipeline” points to serious gaps in the development of new tools to address a growing epidemic in the U.S. The report, released today by Treatment Action Group (TAG), provides an assessment of the current research pipeline and calls for a major new investment in STI research.

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On-Demand PrEP With TDF/FTC Not Associated With Clinically Relevant Decline in Kidney Function

On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC) is not associated with a significant relevant in kidney function, especially among young people with low pill use and high baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate, investigators in France found.

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Trogarzo’s Effects on Hard-to-Treat HIV Are Stable Over Two Years

Researchers followed a small group of people with highly drug-resistant virus taking Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk) plus an optimized background regimen.

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CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used part of a plenary session at the March 4-7 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle to explain and defend the agency's molecular surveillance program. The presentation was given by Alexandra Oster, M.D., a medical epidemiologist who has worked on this research for the CDC for over ten years. Oster began her presentation by arguing that cluster detection and response can help bring the nation closer to ending the HIV epidemic by allowing us to identify when HIV is being transmitted rapidly, and when public health can step in to stop transmission.

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19 March 2019
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US: 80% of new HIV cases transmitted by undiagnosed or untreated people

In 2016, more than 80% of new HIV infections in the United States were transmitted by individuals who either did not know they were infected with HIV or had been diagnosed but were not receiving care, according to data released on the first day of the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.

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19 March 2019
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Healio
New UN guidelines to mainstream human rights in the global drugs debate

In early March, the Chief Executives Board of the United Nations, representing 31 UN agencies – including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – adopted a common position on drug policy. Among the actions agreed is was a commitment to “support the development and implementation of policies that put people, health and human rights at the centre … and to promote a rebalancing of drug policies and interventions towards public health approaches”.

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19 March 2019
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The Conversation
Q&A: Understanding persistent low-level viremia in people with HIV

Persistent low-level viremia among people living with HIV who are adhering to treatment is a challenging issue for clinicians, and there is not much guidance available.

Published
19 March 2019
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Healio
Urine test can provide accurate point-of-care results about PrEP adherece

A point-of-care urine test can accurately determine if a person if adherent to tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to research presented to the recent Conference on Retroviruses

Published
19 March 2019
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Michael Carter
Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

The administration will focus on more than fifty “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the challenges every day.

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18 March 2019
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New York Times
US Immigration Groups Want Data On HIV Asylum Seekers

It's been nearly a decade since the United States began allowing people with HIV from abroad to enter the country as immigrants. But the U.S. has never provided data on the number of HIV-positive refugees or asylum seekers admitted since the immigration law changed in 2010, despite efforts from groups including the Center for American Progress and Immigration Equality.

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18 March 2019
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Gothamist
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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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