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Once Engaged in Care, Trans Women Have High Rates of HIV Suppression

Continuum of care review finds 80% of transgender women in care achieve an undetectable viral load.

01 July 2019
Many Women on HIV Treatment Are at Risk of Developing a Detectable Viral Load

An ongoing study finds that considerable challenges in such women’s lives may compromise their adherence to antiretrovirals.

22 May 2019
Opioid overdose deaths are rising among people with HIV in the United States

A growing number of people with HIV in the US are dying from opioid overdoses, according to a presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

28 March 2019
Liz Highleyman
More than 1 year to HIV control raises failure risk almost 10-fold

Failure to reach an undetectable viral load in the first year of antiretroviral therapy (ART) led to nearly a 10-fold higher risk of subsequent virologic failure in a 17,000-person North American analysis [1]. Taking more than 1 year to control HIV did not confer a higher risk of low-level viremia or viral blips in this 6-year study.

15 March 2019
Up to 95% virologic response rate with rapid ART in safety-net clinic

Up to 95% of people with newly diagnosed HIV and beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) within a week of diagnosis reached a viral load below 50 copies in the first year of therapy. High proportions of people in this San Francisco safety-net clinic had a substance use disorder, a major mental health diagnosis, or unstable housing.

14 March 2019
Wider ART Rollout Tied to Declines in HIV Mortality in Kenya

Both all-cause mortality and mortality among HIV-positive people dropped in Western Kenya following a scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART), a researcher said here. From 2011 to 2016, all-cause mortality dropped from 10.0 per 1,000 person years (95% CI 8.4-11.7) to 7.5 per 1,000 person years (95% CI 5.8-9.1), reported Emily C. Zielinski-Gutierrez, DrPH, of the CDC.

12 March 2019
MedPage Today
Multiple benefits to scaling up universal test and treat in Africa

As well as the important findings of PopART, the largest HIV prevention trial ever conducted, this week’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle heard about

08 March 2019
Roger Pebody
DAA treatment reduces the risk of death and liver cancer in people with hepatitis C

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) reduced the risk of death, liver cancer and death from liver-related causes in French people with hepatitis C, according to

13 February 2019
Keith Alcorn
Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in

07 February 2019
Gus Cairns
Is ageing in people living with HIV accelerated or accentuated?

Earlier than normal ageing in people living with HIV has been debated for many years. The issue emerged when it became clear that HIV-positive people had an

30 January 2019
Alain Volny-Anne
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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