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Updates to US HIV treatment guidelines

The United States Department of Health and Human Services released a number of updates to its HIV treatment guidelines for adults on January 10th. These include: A refinement

Published
11 January 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Immune paradox

Why is it that some HIV patients treated with antiretrovirals end up suffering from a new immunopathology? Martyn French is trying to solve this puzzling conundrum.

Published
10 January 2011
From
Australian Life Scientist
Immediate HIV treatment has biggest impact in TB patients with CD4 counts below 100

Minimising the gap between the start of TB treatment and the start of antiretroviral treatment had the biggest impact on death rates in people with very low

Published
30 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Nevirapine / rifampicin interaction linked to higher recurrence of TB in people on ART

People with HIV and tuberculosis who took a once-daily nevirapine regimen alongside TB treatment containing rifampicin were significantly more likely to develop a recurrence of TB than people

Published
16 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
TB still killing 4000 people with HIV each day, WHO reports

Tuberculosis is still killing more than 4000 people with HIV every day worldwide, the World Health Organization reported this week. Despite progress over the past few years,

Published
12 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
SOUTH AFRICA: Preventative TB therapy halves risk of death among ARV patients

Preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy can reduce death among patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by about half, according to new research from South Africa.

Published
11 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Managing MDR-TB in the community: from presentation to cure or end-of-life care

Part of a series, this edition examines the sequence of care of a person with drug-resistant TB.

Published
18 October 2010
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Decentralised, patient-centred models of delivering treatment and palliative care for people with M/XDR-TB

Part of a series on improving care of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, this edition examines delivery of treatment and palliative care, focusing on decentralised patient-centred TB care.

Published
07 October 2010
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
South Africa: Aids Doctors Condemn 'Sub-Standard' Drug Trial

Twenty two eminent HIV/AIDS doctors and activists have condemned a recent clinical trial for delaying the antiretroviral treatment of people with CD4 counts below 200 until they had finished their TB treatment, saying that it compromised their care.

Published
20 September 2010
From
AllAfrica
KENYA: TB patients held in police cells for defaulting on treatment

Kenyan government officials have defended the arrest and incarceration of two men infected with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, who failed to adhere to their treatment.

Published
24 August 2010
From
IRIN Plus News

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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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