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Gilead Sciences: A Preview of Important HIV Drug Study Results

Gilead is running nine phase III studies involving tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), which reflects the importance of the drug to Gilead's future HIV business. It is collecting an enormous amount of clinical data in which to make the case that TAF should be a preferred backbone drug for new and existing HIV patients, as well as patients who cannot use Viread because of pre-existing kidney conditions.

23 September 2014
The Street
Guidelines Advise Against Tenofovir for HIV Patients With Kidney Disease

HIV-positive patients who have reduced kidney function should take antiretroviral therapy, but should avoid regimens that contain tenofovir (Viread), according to updated treatment guidelines from the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA).

22 September 2014
The Body Pro
Study Dampens HOPE of HIV Organ Donations

The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which legalizes research into organ tranplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients, is less than a year old, but a new study already suggests the organs may be of poor quality.

17 September 2014
Medscape (requires registration)
Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

17 February 2014
The Atlantic
ART use not linked to advanced kidney disease in 35,000 with HIV

Neither current nor recent use of tenofovir or any other antiretroviral therapy (ART) predicted advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a study or more than 35,000 adults with HIV infection.

12 February 2014
International AIDS Society
US: Activists rally for equal access to transplants for patients with HIV

Family and friends of a 29-year-old man who died after being refused a lung transplant call hospital policies unjust

20 December 2013
Al Jazeera America
HIV Can Infect Transplanted Kidneys in HIV-Positive Recipients With Undetectable Virus

HIV can infect transplanted kidneys in HIV-positive recipients even in the absence of detectable virus in the blood, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study’s investigators also developed a simple urine test to diagnose such infections.

11 December 2013
Science Daily (press release)
Congress Votes To End The Outdated Ban On HIV Organ Transplants And Research

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives gave final approval to the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bill that will end a 25-year ban on using HIV-positive donors’ organs for any purpose, including medical research.

13 November 2013
Sourasky announces world’s first kidney donation, transplant between live HIV carriers

The surgery, the first of its kind in the world between living patients, took place a a few months ago, the hospital said, and the recipient has returned to work and normal functioning.

19 August 2013
Jerusalem Post
People With HIV Have High Rates of End-Stage Renal Disease

People with HIV have a rate of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) more than five times that of the general population,

16 July 2013

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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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