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Pulmonary TB can be cured with shorter treatment, study finds

New data analysis uses precision medicine approach to demonstrate treatment efficacy. When patients were retrospectively stratified into minimal, moderate and severe disease categories, the four-month drug regimens turned out to have been highly effective for the 47 percent of patients with minimal disease. But the four-month regimens were not effective for patients with moderate or severe disease. And even the standard six-month treatment was insufficient for those with the most extensive disease.

Published
06 November 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Dolutegravir plus darunavir maintains viral suppression without NRTIs

A dual antiretroviral regimen containing dolutegravir (Tivicay) and boosted darunavir (Prezista) maintains viral suppression in most people who switch from a suppressive three-drug regimen, according to an observational

Published
06 November 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
'Growing up, it felt like I was too gay to be black and too black to be gay'

"What it's like coming out as a black man when people see it as a 'white thing'" - Phil Samba talks to BBC Radio 5 live about coming out as black and gay in the UK

Published
05 November 2018
From
BBC
Los Angeles PrEP outreach campaign targets at-risk women

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has created a series of videos to raise awareness among women about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as part of a campaign called GetPrEP LA.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Daily Bulletin
Scottish hairdresser who tried to give gay partners HIV loses appeal against life sentence

Daryll Rowe became the first man in the UK to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus.

Published
05 November 2018
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Daily Record
How to evaluate PrEP and vaccines: urgency for next generation compounds

Several presentations at R4P 2018 looked at the new challenges of evaluating efficacy of new PrEP and vaccine candidates.

Published
05 November 2018
From
HIV i-Base
NAT calls for restoration of public health funding if Government is to realise its ambitions for prevention

Kat Smithson, Director of Policy and Campaigns at NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “We welcome the Secretary of State's aim to renew the focus on prevention within our health and care system." However, "The ambition of this strategy cannot be reconciled with the £700 million cut to the local public health grant in this spending review period."

Published
05 November 2018
From
NAT
Gilead investors spooked by UnitedHealthcare push to cut HIV drug costs

Unveiled this week, UnitedHealthcare’s MyScriptRewards program will offer patients up to $500 in prepaid debit cards for medical expenses if they work with their doctors to choose lower-cost HIV drug regimens. The program is rolling out in HIV antivirals to start, with other specialty drug classes to follow.

Published
05 November 2018
From
FiercePharma
HIV Rates Still Rising in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A year after public health officials sounded the alarm about rising rates of HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — which includes the Baltic states, Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine — the number of new HIV diagnoses in the region is not letting up.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Self-Lubricating Condom Shows Promise in Early Study

A self-lubricating condom that could possibly eliminate the need for lube during intercourse is in development.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Poz

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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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