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Immediate HIV treatment initiation has improved but not yet universal in NYC, study finds

A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved since local and federal guidelines began to recommend universal treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their disease stage.

Published
07 May 2019
From
News-Medical.net
Do Feminizing Hormones Impact Efficacy of PrEP Drugs?

A team of investigators is examining why some transgender women taking hormones may need higher levels of PrEP medication.

Published
29 April 2019
From
Contagion Live
ViiV Healthcare submits New Drug Application to US FDA for the first monthly, injectable, two-drug regimen of cabotegravir and rilpivirine

If approved, cabotegravir and rilpivirine would be the first-ever long-acting, injectable treatment regimen for adults living with HIV

Published
29 April 2019
From
ViiV press release
Most UK clinic staff now tell people about U=U, but not always in the same way

Two presentations at this month’s British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Bournemouth show that most specialist healthcare workers are now informing people with HIV that if their

Published
29 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
ViiV Healthcare announces CHMP Positive Opinion for Dovato® (dolutegravir/lamivudine) as a once-daily, single-pill, two-drug regimen for the treatment of HIV infection

Recommendation based on landmark GEMINI 1 & 2 studies which demonstrated non-inferior efficacy of dolutegravir + lamivudine compared to a traditional dolutegravir-based, three-drug regimen, in HIV-1 infected, treatment-naïve adults.

Published
26 April 2019
From
ViiV press release
The Listening Project: I’ll Speak About it All Day Long (sound file)

Two 17-year-old girls infected with HIV as babies discuss their common experience in the BBC's Listening Project, a sound archive of our modern times.

Published
25 April 2019
From
BBC
The largest study involving transgender people is providing long-sought insights about their health

The research examines once taboo questions about the impacts of gender transition. The European Network for the Investigation of Gender Incongruence (ENIGI) is the largest scientific study of transgender people in the world, now with 2600 participants, and is unique because it is prospective, studying the impact of hormone and other therapies on their health over the long term.

Published
25 April 2019
From
Nature
U.S. Revises Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines

Changes include new information about risks associated with Tivicay during pregnancy and a removal of older drugs owing to toxicities.

Published
23 April 2019
From
Poz
A Promising Anti-HIV Drug Poses A Dilemma

The anti-HIV drug dolutegravir is effective — but may carry a risk for pregnant women. While women in wealthy countries are given choices about their medical care, for women in poor countries the situation is different. There aren't enough doctors and nurses to explain the risks and benefits of the new drug to every patient. The country may not have the resources to keep supplies of two different drugs on the shelves. And there is no consistent access to effective birth control.

Published
23 April 2019
From
NPR
Naltrexone implants provide better HIV treatment outcomes for those with HIV and opioid addiction in Russia

A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial conducted in Russia found that slow-release naltrexone implants resulted in better HIV treatment outcomes for people living with HIV and opioid dependence when compared

Published
19 April 2019
By
Krishen Samuel

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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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