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Two thirds of people living with HIV too scared to disclose their status to dates, new survey finds

Over two thirds of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in the UK are too scared to reveal their status to potential partners, according to a shocking new survey. The ‘HIV is: Expectations from Life’ survey found 68% of PLWHIV said a fear of disclosing their status has impacted their decision to go on dates.

Published
26 October 2017
From
Gay Star News
Boosted protease inhibitor and lamivudine provides effective maintenance treatment

HIV maintenance treatment with two drugs, a boosted protease inhibitor and lamivudine, is just as effective as three-drug treatment with a boosted protease inhibitor in people who

Published
26 October 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
New York City finds gaps in the HIV cascade of care linked to reduced survival

60% of HIV-positive people in New York City who died had not been virally suppressed through treatment. Rates of viral suppression lowest among women, young people, black and Hispanic people, as well as people in low-income neighbourhoods.

Published
25 October 2017
From
CATIE
The German CEO Pushing for an Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer and HIV

Mariola Söhngen, CEO of Mologen, discusses biotech entrepreneurship in Germany and her company’s unique immunotherapy against both cancer and HIV.

Published
23 October 2017
From
Labiotech.eu (blog)
Wife of ex-US health secretary Price asks if people with HIV can be quarantined

A Georgia state lawmaker who is married to former Trump health secretary Tom Price asked during a legislative committee meeting about the possibility of quarantining people with HIV.

Published
21 October 2017
From
The Guardian
The Best Antiretroviral Therapy for Pregnant Women? The Controversy Continues

There's considerable controversy in an area of HIV medicine that one would think should be all but solved by now. It's what HIV treatment we should give pregnant women.

Published
18 October 2017
From
The Body PRO
Experimental HIV therapy may block virus longer with fewer drugs, Florida study says

A new therapy for HIV that does not require a lifelong regimen of daily drug cocktails may be on the horizon if early indications from studies on mice prove effective in people, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida announced Tuesday in the journal, Cell Reports.

Published
18 October 2017
From
Miami Herald
Gilead’s Updated Version of Tenofovir Performs Well Among Blacks With HIV

Compared with the older tenofovir, called TDF, the new one, TAF, suppressed the virus as well and offered bone, kidney and lipid benefits.

Published
18 October 2017
From
Poz
Gilead Awards $7.5 Million in Second Round of Grants to Advance HIV Cure Research

Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced the second round of recipients of its HIV cure grants program. This new commitment will provide $7.5 million to support five additional HIV cure research initiatives led by top academic institutions and focused on translational research and efficacy studies in preclinical models.

Published
16 October 2017
From
Gilead press release
Guidelines for the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV - consultation open

These BHIVA / BASHH / FSRH guidelines are an update to the 2007 UK guidelines for the management of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of people living with HIV infection (PLWH). They are open for consultation to Friday 8 December 2017.

Published
13 October 2017
From
BHIVA

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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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