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Was AIDS epidemic caused by 1950s polio vaccine trials?

The most detailed investigation of the origins of the AIDS epidemic yet conducted has concluded that the most likely route by which HIV entered the

Published
05 March 2001
By
Keith Alcorn
One-a-day ddI capsule approved in Europe

The European Union's drug licensing body has approved a new formulation of ddI (didanosine) designed to cut down the number of tablets and make the

Published
05 March 2001
By
Keith Alcorn
St John's wort causes dangerous reduction in indinavir levels; implications for other HAART drugs too

A popular herbal remedy being used as an anti-depressant has the potential to reduce blood levels of indinavir by 50-80%, according to research in HIV-negative

Published
05 March 2001
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV likely to have infected humans before 1930, knocking polio vaccine theory

The theory that HIV was introduced into humans through live oral polio vaccine in the late 1950s took a knock today with the news that

Published
05 March 2001
By
Keith Alcorn
Moral imperative to act on AIDS in Africa says judge

Access to anti-HIV drugs is the major moral issue facing the developed world into the next century, according to South African High Court judge Justice

Published
05 March 2001
By
Megan Nicholson
Five drugs or more for second-line therapy

"Throw everything at the virus with your second-line combination," Dr Mike Youle of the Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine told a NAM forum on

Published
05 March 2001
By
Anon
European activists and drug authority agree on need for single early access system

Europe should have a single system for making drugs available to people who need them before they have completed phase III trials, according to European

Published
05 March 2001
By
Keith Alcorn
UK doctors urge caution over maternal nevirapine use in developed world

Use of a single dose of nevirapine monotherapy may be enough to narrow future treatment options for women with HIV, a number of UK HIV

Published
05 March 2001
By
Anon
Adjusting methadone dosage on efavirenz: how much and when to do it

Methadone dosage may need to be increased by around 22% a week after starting efavirenz treatment, according to Dr Fiona Mulcahy of St James's Hospital,

Published
05 March 2001
By
Keith Alcorn
Induction-maintenance strategy fails

Data from two clinical trials which investigated whether a two drug maintenance regimen could maintain viral suppression induced by a three month period on three

Published
05 March 2001
By
Anon

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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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