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Trying to prevent and diagnose HIV at the same time – a Catch-22?

The doctors were puzzled by the fact that it wasn’t quite HIV. If it became HIV they could treat it. If it didn’t become HIV and went away they could discharge him. But this just being short of HIV all the time confused them.

Published
11 November 2018
From
Daily Maverick
Why U=U does not cover breastfeeding

Cases of HIV transmission have already been reported when mothers are on ART with undetectable viral load, notably in the PROMISE trial. Latest results presented at AIDS 2018 reported that 2/8 cases when transmission occurred form breastfeeding were in women whose most recent viral load was <40 copies/mL.

Published
11 November 2018
From
HIV i-Base
Bohemian Rhapsody: Should pop culture figures bear the burden of identity politics?

Rachel Weatherley argues that the omission of the AIDS crisis turns the new Queen biopic into a work of fiction

Published
10 November 2018
From
Varsity
In Utero HIV Infection Sharply Increases Cytomegalovirus Risk for Newborns

Nearly 1 in 4 infants who acquire HIV infection in the womb will also contract congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to new research.

Published
09 November 2018
From
MD Magazine
Fake news, real consequences: What happens after headlines about false HIV 'cures'

A company touted a fake "potential HIV cure". Now, it admits its "trial" wasn't registered & it can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got.

Published
09 November 2018
From
Bhekisisa
HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Often Prescribed for Anxiety, not Need

A retrospective review of HIV-1 post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) finds it is often prescribed in response to patients' emotional stress rather than according to treatment guidelines.

Published
09 November 2018
From
MD Magazine
Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs, especially in rectal tissues, than cisgender men

A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure

Published
09 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

Published
08 November 2018
From
AVERT
Safe injecting sites: the right fix?

Safe injecting sites aren’t an exciting panacea to all drug users’ problems. They are in fact a luxury in an age of austerity and all the virtue signalling and group-think in the world won’t change that.

Published
08 November 2018
From
Drink & Drug News
Why almost no one in Nigeria is using HIV prevention drugs

In Nigeria, more than 3 million people are living with HIV, but less than 400 people at the highest risk of infection are using PrEP, widely regarded as a key tool in the battle against the disease’s spread.

Published
08 November 2018
From
Devex

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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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