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Laboratory requirements for scaling up HIV treatment

Review of how laboratory systems in resource-poor settings are scaling up to monitor HIV disease and antiretroviral treatment.

Published
14 March 2005
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Highly sensitive method uncovers high levels of resistance in mothers given single-dose nevirapine

A sophisticated laboratory test has demonstrated that single-dose nevirapine given to mothers can lead to a higher incidence of resistance than detectable by standard assays,

Published
25 February 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
CD4 cell count and viral load accurately predict risk of disease progression, regardless of which antiretroviral used

CD4 cell count and viral load provide an accurate guide to the risk of progression to AIDS and death for all antiretroviral regimens, according to

Published
21 February 2005
By
Michael Carter
Viral load blips are likely due to lab error and not cause for concern

Viral load blips are the result of statistical fluctuations in the test used to measure viral load levels, and not clinically significant, according to the

Published
16 February 2005
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Resistance mutations persist for many years in untreated HIV-positive people

Many untreated HIV-positive patients maintain resistance mutations for many years after infection, according to a large study from the United States published in the 1st

Published
25 January 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
ICAAC: Mitochondrial DNA level in blood may provide early warning of lipodystrophy

People with low mitochondrial DNA content in their blood after 48 weeks of treatment with either AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) / 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir) or d4T

Published
30 October 2004
By
Keith Alcorn
Nucleic acid testing for HIV and HCV making US blood supply safer

State-of-the-art testing systems to screen donated blood have improved the safety of the US blood supply by preventing the transmission of potentially deadly viruses, according

Published
19 August 2004
By
Keith Alcorn
New, accurate TB test approved for use in Europe

A new more reliable and quicker test for tuberculosis (TB) has been approved for use in Europe. The T SPOT-TB blood test will replace the

Published
16 August 2004
By
Michael Carter
Genetics influence response to HAART and incidence of pancreatitis, studies show

Two studies published in the 23rd July edition of AIDS provide further evidence for the role of genetics in predicting the response to antiretroviral treatment

Published
03 August 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
HIV Drug Resistance Workshop: population surveys of resistance

Many guidelines now include recommendation for resistance testing before patients begin antiretroviral therapy where the prevalence of population resistance is known to be 10% or

Published
29 June 2004
By
Yasmin Halima

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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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