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Doravirine combination works well as a switch option

A combination pill containing doravirine (Delstrigo) maintains undetectable viral load in people with well-controlled HIV who switched therapy, and continues to provide sustained viral suppression at 96

Published
08 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
A Global Health Evangelist Is Shocked To Hear He's A 'Genius'

Gregg Gonsalves took a wild, meandering path to the Ivory Tower. His route to becoming a professor at Yale started in street protests and spanned the globe. On Thursday he was honored with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Published
08 October 2018
From
NPR
The Gay Men Who Have Lived for Years With Someone Waiting on Their Death

At the height of the AIDS crisis, a number of Americans confronting HIV sold their life insurance for quick cash. Then lifesaving drugs came along.

Published
08 October 2018
From
The Atlantic
HIV prevention drug PrEP to be evaluated for State funding

Health authorities have begun a formal process to evaluate the possibility of introducing a State-funded HIV prevention drug.

Published
08 October 2018
From
Irish Times
Dual-antibody combination therapy produces three to seven months of viral suppression without pills

A group of researchers have for the first time used infusions of antibodies to produce prolonged suppression of HIV viral load without antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the

Published
08 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
First U.S. Failure of Truvada as PrEP Is Reported at IDWeek

A poster presentation at IDWeek, a yearly conference held by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, revealed that a 21-year-old Latinx man has acquired HIV despite consistently high adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This new report is unique for several reasons, primarily because this is the first known HIV seroconversion with verified adherence to PrEP in the U.S.

Published
07 October 2018
From
The Body Pro
HIV stigma blocks efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission in India

Outreach workers identify a number of personal, social, and structural challenges that impede efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India.

Published
05 October 2018
From
AVERT
Merck’s HIV Therapy DELSTRIGO™ (doravirine / lamivudine / tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Phase 3 DRIVE-SHIFT Study Evaluating Switch to DELSTRIGO from Other Antiretroviral Treatment Regimens

The study met its primary endpoint of non-inferior efficacy as measured by the proportion of participants who switched to DELSTRIGO and had plasma HIV-1 RNA levels <50 copies/mL at Week 48 compared to the proportion of participants who continued on their baseline regimen and had HIV-1 RNA levels <50 copies/mL at Week 24.

Published
05 October 2018
From
Merck press release
Janssen Reports Switching to SYMTUZA™ Results in Maintained High Virologic Suppression and No Resistance Development up to 96-Weeks in Virologically Suppressed Adults with HIV-1

Results from the pivotal Phase 3 EMERALD study demonstrate that in adults with HIV-1 who are virologically suppressed, switching to SYMTUZA™ resulted in maintained high virologic suppression (91%, 692/763) and low virologic failure (1%, 9/763) at week 96 (per FDA-Snapshot); low cumulative virologic rebound (3.1%, 24/763); and no resistance development, up to 96-weeks.

Published
05 October 2018
From
Janssen press release
Efavirenz in HIV-positive pregnant women, risk of neurological condition in children

Researchers found children of women whose ART regimen included efavirenz were 60 percent more likely to develop a neurological condition, such as microcephaly (small head), seizures (from a high fever or other cause) and eye abnormalities than children whose mothers took other ART medications.

Published
05 October 2018
From
IDSA press release

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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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