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Latest DHHS Guidelines for Initial HIV Therapy Now Include 5 Choices — But Really 2 Are Best

With the important caveat that what follows represents my opinion and not that of these or any other guidelines, one could easily argue that there are really two primary choices here, not five.

Published
23 April 2018
From
NEJM Journal Watch
Integrase inhibitors do not raise risk of IRIS in severely immunocompromised people

Use of an integrase inhibitor, which can bring down viral load rapidly, was not associated with an increased risk of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in people

Published
27 March 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Improving Access to Patient Care & Time to Viral Suppression Using HIV Rapid Entry Programs

The CDC has reported that 44% of individuals who are living with HIV are residing in the southern region of the United States; HIV diagnosis rates are higher in the South than they are for Americans overall.

Published
22 March 2018
From
Contagion Live
Average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment fell to six days in 2016 in San Francisco

The average time from HIV diagnosis to treatment initiation in San Francisco shrank from 35 days to six days between 2013 and 2016 as the city implemented

Published
07 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Same-day treatment start improves retention in care and viral suppression in Lesotho

Starting treatment at home, on the day of diagnosis, proved acceptable in rural Lesotho and resulted in improved linkage to care and viral suppression compared with routine

Published
07 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Issue Brief: Suboptimal Immune Recovery on Antiretroviral Therapy

A subset of people on ART experience limited or no recovery of CD4+ T cell counts despite achieving and maintaining undetectable HIV viral loads, and these individuals have an elevated risk of illness and death compared with counterparts who obtain greater CD4+ T cell gains.

Published
06 March 2018
From
TAG
An Exciting Act II for the Study That Proved Treating HIV Early Is Best

With a grant to follow their large study population through 2021, researchers hope to gain vital new insights about HIV infection.

Published
25 February 2018
From
Poz
Darunavir/ritonavir most durable boosted protease inhibitor in European patients, especially those switching treatment for any reason

Darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) is the most durable boosted protease inhibitor for antiretroviral therapy (ART)-experienced people, investigators from the EuroSIDA cohort report in HIV Medicine. People switching

Published
13 February 2018
By
Michael Carter
Study finds more than half of patients worldwide don’t access HIV treatment until immune systems are severely compromised

Data from nearly a million patients starting treatment for HIV across the world over the last decade shows 55 percent of them accessed antiretroviral treatment only after their immune cell — or CD4 — counts had dropped below 200, leaving them extremely vulnerable to illnesses and infections.

Published
02 February 2018
From
Science Speaks
GlaxoSmithKline Projects Tough Environment for Triumeq and Tivicay

GlaxoSmithKline is witnessing increased demand for Tivicay as compared to Triumeq. Approximately 40% to 45% of the prescribed Tivicay is used by physicians with Gilead Sciences’ Tenofovir alafenamide (or TAF) therapy, Descovy. The company expects increased competition for its dolutegravir franchise after the launch of Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) integrase inhibitor, bictegravir.

Published
01 February 2018
From
Market Realist
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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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