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Six-monthly CD4 cell monitoring 'unnecessary' for people doing well on HIV therapy

CD4 cell count monitoring more than once a year is unnecessary for people doing well on HIV therapy, investigators from the United States report in the online

Published
17 January 2013
By
Michael Carter
Any reduction in viral load has immunologic benefits for people with HIV who have triple-class treatment failure

HIV therapy that achieves even modest reductions in viral load can have profound immunological benefits for people with triple-class treatment failure, European investigators report in the online edition

Published
08 January 2013
By
Michael Carter
Poor CD4 response to HIV treatment increases risk of death from non-AIDS-related illnesses, even for those with higher baseline counts

A poor increase in CD4 cell count after starting antiretroviral therapy is associated with an increased risk of death due to non-AIDS-related causes, Danish investigators report in

Published
28 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
Low levels of vitamin D associated with poorer long-term CD4 cell gains in women who start HIV treatment late

Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with poorer CD4 cell recovery among women who start HIV treatment late, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
27 November 2012
By
Michael Carter
Denmark: Late HIV diagnosis not a major factor in continued spread of HIV

Individuals whose HIV infection is diagnosed late are making only a minimal contribution to the HIV epidemic, Danish investigators report in the online edition of the Journal

Published
05 November 2012
By
Michael Carter
Point-of-Care CD4 Testing in Resource-Limited Settings

Is CD4 Testing Outside of the Laboratory Ready for Prime Time?

Published
10 October 2012
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Cellphone HIV test studied

South African and South Korean researchers are working on making a smartphone capable of doing Aids tests in rural parts of Africa that are the worst hit by the disease.

Published
03 September 2012
From
iAfrica.com
PEPFAR Launches Labs For Life with Partners

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), led by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State, and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, today announced Labs for Life, a new collaboration to help strengthen healthcare and laboratory systems in the developing world along with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
27 July 2012
From
US State Department
UNITAID commits US$140 million to bring HIV diagnostic technologies to the ‘point of care’

“UNITAID has announced major investment for cutting-edge point-of-care diagnostic tools essential for better treatment, better detection of resistance, better quality of care in people living with HIV

Published
24 July 2012
By
Theo Smart
Detectable viral load and low nadir CD4 cell count increase the risk of heart attack for people with HIV

A detectable viral load, a low nadir CD4 cell count and an elevated CD8 cell count are associated with an increased risk of heart attack for people

Published
05 July 2012
By
Michael Carter

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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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