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Following an HIV treatment interruption, most children recover immunologically

Just over one in ten (12%) children and adolescents living with HIV in Europe and Thailand take a break from antiretroviral treatment, usually as a result of

07 June 2019
Carole Leach-Lemens
Analytical treatment interruptions: minimising the risks and maximising their scientific value

Recommendations for the safe and appropriate use of ‘analytical treatment interruptions’ have been developed by a group of HIV experts, including clinicians, patient advocates, bioethicists, social scientists and

15 May 2019
Alain Volny-Anne
HIV-positive participant in vaccine study passes virus to sexual partner during treatment interruption

An HIV-positive man transmitted HIV to his sexual partner after interrupting antiretroviral therapy as part of a research study into a therapeutic vaccine, French scientists reported in

01 March 2019
Roger Pebody
Atripla or efavirenz plus Truvada failed one in 16 people in first year

Although analyses of the failure rate of ART have been conducted before, a new analysis is the first to compute these rates for a single-drug regimen

21 January 2019
Gus Cairns
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
Viral load in semen rapidly rebounds to infectious levels during HIV treatment breaks

Viral load rebounds rapidly in semen to potentially infectious levels following interruption of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to French research published in AIDS.Increases in viral load in both

14 November 2018
Michael Carter
One in nine people may be able to control their viral load after stopping treatment, US study finds

A US collaboration that pooled data from 14 scientific studies containing between them more than 600 HIV-positive people has found that 67 of them were able to

16 August 2018
Gus Cairns
Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

17 April 2018
Corresponsales Clave
Is It Ethical to Take People Off HIV Meds for Cure Research?

Cure studies typically require a temporary break in HIV treatment, often with little promise of a personal benefit to the participant.

13 September 2017
VRC01 antibody can delay but not prevent viral rebound after interruption of early treatment

A broadly neutralising antibody modestly delayed the resurgence of viral replication following interruption of antiretroviral therapy (ART) started during very early infection, but all study participants ultimately experienced

02 August 2017
Liz Highleyman
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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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