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India: SC forces govt to agree to second-line ART to all AIDS patients

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday tried everything -- from huge costs to irrational treatment by private hospitals -- to express reservations about extending second-line treatment to all HIV positive patients, but the Supreme Court used the right to life argument to counter them. The government had said it was willing to extend second-line treatment costing Rs 28,500 each to all patients except ...

Published
11 December 2010
From
Times of India
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
Malawi adopts UN guidelines on AIDS

Malawi's vice president says her AIDS-ravaged southern African country will adopt the latest U.N. health guidelines that call for putting HIV-positive people on drugs sooner.

Published
29 September 2010
From
Washington Post
India not treating AIDS patients early: Global Fund

 Thousands of AIDS patients in India are not receiving treatment on time, underscoring huge challenges the country faces as it combats the disease, the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said on Thursday.

Published
09 September 2010
From
Reuters
Botswana: HIV-positive mothers not convinced to exclusively breastfeed

Resistance to new guidelines on infant feeding among mothers with HIV and health care workers is being expressed in Botswana.

Published
02 September 2010
From
IPS
CASCADE analysis finds antiretroviral treatment benefits are evident below CD4 count of 500, uncertain above this level

Starting antiretroviral therapy with a CD4 cell count between 350 and 500 cells/mm3 reduces the likelihood of HIV disease progression and death relative to initiation below 350 cells/mm3,

Published
23 July 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
5.2 million now on ART — and more to come; WHO officially releases 2010 HIV treatment guidelines

Proclaiming that at least 5.2 million people with HIV were now receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle-income countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally launched the

Published
20 July 2010
By
Theo Smart
New HIV treatment guidelines indicate importance of early, individualized antiretroviral treatment

Advances in antiretroviral treatment have shown that the progressive immune system destruction caused by HIV infection, including AIDS, can be prevented, indicating the importance of beginning ART early, when a person with HIV infection is without symptoms, according to the 2010 recommendations of the International AIDS Society-USA Panel.

Published
18 July 2010
From
Science Daily
Early versus Standard Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Infected Adults in Haiti

Full results of the Haitian study showing that early treatment, after the CD4 cell count falls below 350, reduces the risk of death in low-income settings.

Published
14 July 2010
From
New England Journal of Medicine
Treat all under-twos with HIV immediately, says WHO

All infants and children with HIV below two years of age should receive antiretroviral treatment regardless of their CD4 count or disease stage, and treatment

Published
16 June 2010
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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