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The HIV/AIDS Activists Transformed Genetic Engineering

Over the past decade, a group of HIV activists has helped pioneer gene therapy.

20 December 2018
The Atlantic
Community Recommendations for Clinical Research Involving Antiretroviral Treatment Interruptions in Adults

Scientists working to develop a cure for HIV infection sometimes need to conduct clinical trials in which participants are asked to temporarily interrupt ART, which contradicts the recommendations and guidelines for people with HIV under medical care.

15 November 2018
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.

05 November 2018
HIV i-Base
STEPS V: HIV cure community workshop in Glasgow

STEPS, a community initiative to design the pathway to a long-term remission of HIV infection, has reached its 5th edition in Glasgow. This year the theme of the meeting that was held just before the opening of the HIV Drug Therapy Congress was ‘socio-behavioural science and ethics around HIV cure research’.

01 November 2018
Boston HIV clinic sees 90% reduction in infections in people being prescribed PrEP

The Fenway clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the first to institute a large pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme in the USA, has seen a reduction

30 October 2018
Gus Cairns
Making Clinical Trials of PrEP More Inclusive of Women, No Matter Their Pregnancy Status

Three new trials of HIV prevention drugs seek to answer directly a question that researchers inside and outside the field of HIV have explicitly avoided for years: How do drugs work -- and are they safe -- in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

01 October 2018
The Body Pro
Lymph node biopsies in individuals with acute HIV infection are safe and well-tolerated

Biopsies of lymph nodes in the groin, performed in the context of acute HIV infection, are safe and well tolerated, according to a Thai study published in

27 September 2018
Alain Volny-Anne
Meta-analyses were supposed to end scientific debates. Often, they only cause more controversy

Although the basic rules of the meta-analysis are simple, researchers must make many choices along the way, allowing conscious or unconscious biases to creep in.

19 September 2018
FRESH program combines basic science with social benefits for women at risk of HIV

A program established by the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard is addressing the persistently elevated risk of HIV infection among young women in South Africa from two angles -- first, investigating biological factors that modulate infection risk and the early immunologic events following viral exposure, and second, alleviating the socioeconomic factors that limit opportunities for young women, the group at greatest risk in the region hit hardest by the HIV epidemic.

16 September 2018
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Half of Europe's clinical trials fail to report results despite EU rule

Almost half of all European-registered clinical trials - in which scientists test drug treatments, interventions or therapies in humans - have breached EU rules by failing to report results, according to an analysis published on Thursday.

13 September 2018

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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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