All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • European panel recommends major industry-funded research into body fat changes

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    Pharmaceutical companies are to fund four major studies of metabolic and body fat changes following a series of meetings at the request of the European Agency for the Evaluation of ...

  • HIV could hide for 60 years

    Anon | 05 March 2001

    US researchers now believe that it may be impossible to eradicate HIV from some individuals, following experiments which suggest that HIV could persist in latent form in some memory CD4 ...

  • Acetyl carnitine treatment for peripheral neuropathy

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    Highlights from the First International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of HIV Therapy, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, March 30-31, 2000. L-acetyl carnitine, a substance which transports long chain fatty acids to the mitochondria ...

  • 97/98 UK testing campaigns did not improve detection rates in gay men

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    A 6315 man survey of gay men in the UK, conducted annually by SIGMA Research has found no improvement in HIV testing rates or HIV detection rates amongst untested men ...

  • New NNRTIs: mixed results for drugs in pipeline

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    A new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor under development by Agouron/Warner-Lambert shows just as much potency on its own as triple therapy, researchers reported today. However, the first reported data on ...

  • Boehringer revise nevirapine management guidelines

    Anna Poppa | 05 March 2001

    Boehringer Ingelheim, producers of the UK's top-selling antiretroviral nevirapine, have issued new guidance to doctors on managing the risk of serious side-effects. This follows the publication by the European Agency ...

  • Pharmacia & Upjohn sells off its anti-HIV drugs

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, Pharmacia & Upjohn, has sold the marketing rights to its anti-HIV portfolio just months after re-affirming its commitment to HIV drug development. Agouron/Warner Lambert ...

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hiv & aids news selected from other sources

  • Finance and funding
    EU pressed to do more to combat AIDS in Eastern Europe
    Euractiv | 05 August 2013

    AIDS death rates in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have soared in the last decade while the EU continues to put the brunt of its funding for treatment and prevention in developing nations, according to experts who say this is creating a potential health timebomb on the EU’s eastern frontier.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Roche and the Medicines Patent Pool Sign Agreement to Increase Access to Medicines to Treat CMV infection in HIV-patients, a major cause of Blindness
    Roche press release | 05 August 2013

    The Medicines Patent Pool and healthcare company Roche today announce an agreement to increase access to Valcyte (valganciclovir), a key medicine to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is a viral infection that can result in loss of vision and greater risk of death in people living with HIV. This infection affects around 1 in 10 people living with HIV in low-and middle-income countries.

  • Delivery of care
    Brighton-based nurse wins award for HIV care
    The Argus | 05 August 2013

    A nurse who has spent more than 20 years helping people with HIV has won an award. Anna Bamford, HIV clinical services manager at Sussex Community NHS Trust, has been given the 2013 HIV Nursing Award by the National HIV Nurses Association.

  • Cancer
    A Call to Count More HPV Cancers as AIDS-Defining Illnesses
    AIDSMeds | 05 August 2013

    A Connecticut health groups has called for the CDC to expand the definition of “AIDS-defining illnesses” to include the full range of HPV-–related cancers.

  • People who inject drugs
    Identifying a Monitor for Viet Nam’s Drug Treatment Centres Becomes a Condition of Global Fund Support
    Global Fund Observer | 05 August 2013

    The Vietnamese government has agreed to identify an international, independent non-governmental organisation to monitor conditions in all compulsory drug treatment centres where the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria supports interventions.

  • Epidemiology
    Government to Conduct First Study of HIV Among Gays, Prostitutes
    The Moscow Times | 05 August 2013

    The Federal Consumer Protection Agency will conduct the first nationwide study on the spread of HIV among homosexual males and prostitutes next year.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    China Revokes Viread Patent; Pricing Was at Issue | 05 August 2013

    A year after China introduced an amended patent law, authorities have revoked the patent on Gilead Science Inc.'s HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B drug Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Op-ed: Are You Responsible for My HIV? | 05 August 2013

    If I knew that some of my closest friends are shooting, snorting, or sleeping their way toward potential HIV infection (or worse, death), would my inaction make me indirectly responsible?

  • Chemsex and recreational drug use
    Sex, drugs and health inequalities: gay men and the public health system
    Information Daily | 02 August 2013

    New HIV infections amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in London are up more than 20% on last year, a trend we’ve feared based on the gay and bisexual men accessing specialist support around their drug use. It’s another example of health inequalities for people of different sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

  • Dating, relationships and feelings
    How Grindr has transformed users' experience of intimacy
    The Guardian | 02 August 2013

    Bodies are cropped, filtered and framed for consumption. Whether you're looking for a relationship or a one-night stand, being on Grindr is serious emotional labour

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