News from AIDS 2014

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is taking place in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.

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aidsmap news from AIDS 2014

Novel techniques probed in cure research

Two presentations at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne described new pathways being explored in the search for either a permanent cure for HIV

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Romidepsin activates latent HIV, but does not decrease viral reservoir

The HDAC inhibitor romidepsin was able to awaken latent HIV in resting T-cells, causing it to start producing new virus, but this was not associated with a

Published
22 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Adolescent deaths from AIDS rising, especially among boys

While new HIV infections have declined among children, adolescents and adults since 2000, HIV-related deaths have risen sharply among adolescents, especially 15- to 19-year-old males, Tyler Porth of

Published
22 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Reappearance of HIV in "Mississippi Baby" poses questions for early treatment

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) heard yesterday that the reappearance of HIV in a girl now aged four, who maintained an undetectable viral load

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Cash transfers plus care halve HIV risk behaviours in South African adolescents

Combining unconditional economic support in the form of government cash transfers, school feeding and food gardens, and psychosocial support (positive parenting and teacher social support) reduced incidence of

Published
22 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
AIDS 2014: Researchers discuss progress towards an HIV cure

Progress along the multi-pronged path towards a cure for HIV was one of the themes at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), taking place this week in Melbourne.

Published
22 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Overall PrEP effectiveness in iPrEx OLE study 50%, but 100% in those taking four or more doses a week

The open-label extension of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (iPrEx OLE) reported its main findings at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
What is needed to 'step up the pace' on HIV prevention and treatment?

'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts

Published
21 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Significantly less syphilis in female partners of circumcised men

A study presented today at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne found positive associations between voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and a reduced incidence

Published
21 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Novel TB regimen could reduce treatment duration

A novel TB drug regimen that could treat drug-sensitive and some forms of drug-resistant TB far more quickly than current standard TB therapy, according to findings from a

Published
21 July 2014
By
Lesley Odendal

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