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  • Treatment breaks

    Taking a break from your HIV treatment is not recommended. Studies have found that people taking treatment breaks are more likely to become ill.If you’re thinking of taking...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Structured treatment interruption

    Structured treatment interruption refers to planned ‘drug holidays’ or breaks from antiretroviral therapy. Treatment breaks have numerous real or theoretical benefits, and some early research...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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  • The Search for a Permanent Alternative to HIV Drugs

    Researchers Carefully Tailor a Study to Find Patients to Test Going Off Antiretroviral Medication

    16 February 2015 | Wall Street Journal
  • Russia may face shortage of anti-AIDS drugs in 2015

    Russia may face a shortage of anti-AIDS drugs in 2015 due to the current complex situation in the national economy and devaluation of the rouble, according to recent statements of Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the Russian Federal Research and Methodological Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS.

    29 January 2015 | EATG
  • Malawi: Malawi's Never-Ending Drug Shortage Problem

    Malawi is again experiencing a crisis in the delivery of essential medicines, with understaffed clinics and erratic drug supplies preventing many dangerously ill patients from accessing treatment.

    20 February 2013 | AllAfrica
  • Pegylated interferon may maintain HIV suppression and reduce viral DNA integration

    Adding pegylated interferon alfa to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV may help some people control viral replication when they interrupt treatment, according to a small study reported at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) and published in the October 26, 2012, advance online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

    12 November 2012 |
  • Brief Treatment Interruptions for Cure Studies Are Safe, Well-Tolerated

    Short treatment interruptions of HIV antiretroviral regimens are both safe and well-tolerated, which is good news for scientists pursuing functional cures. 

    05 November 2012 | AIDSMeds
  • Ivory Coast doctor warns hundreds more will die if they can't get HIV treatment

    “The situation is very serious. Our programmes are suspended because of the violence. We are very worried that although some HIV treatment is available, supplies will run out in the next 2-3 weeks unless new supplies of medicines are able to be got into the country."

    06 April 2011 | Reuters AlertNet
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