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Is treatment really reducing infections?

This time last year, at the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dr Moupali Das of the San Francisco Department of Public Health presented evidence to

Published
09 March 2011
By
Gus Cairns
At least one in six patients maintains a viral load over one hundred thousand

A study of patients in southern Africa diagnosed during primary HIV infection has found that one in five maintained viral loads over 100,000 copies/ml for at least 400

Published
09 March 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Six months of nevirapine prophylaxis for breastfeeding infants reduces transmission by 76% if mother not on ART

Extending the use of daily infant nevirapine to six months reduced the risk of breastfeeding mother-to-child transmission by a significant 76% in HIV-positive mothers with CD4 cell

Published
07 March 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Partners study expands our knowledge of HIV transmission risk

A prevention study in which the intervention being tested failed is turning out to be a fertile source of information about HIV transmission risk in heterosexuals. Three

Published
03 March 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Modellers examine the cost-effectiveness of PrEP in Africa

As well as two models of how PrEP/microbicides would impact on HIV prevalence and incidence in a southern African context (see Forecasters agree PrEP/microbicides could cut HIV infections

Published
03 March 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Safer sex in the treatment era

There is mounting evidence that reducing viral load through HIV treatment may be one of the most effective ways of stopping onward transmission of HIV. But how

Published
01 March 2011
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HIV treatment update
China follows B.C.'s lead on HIV/AIDS treatment

The Chinese government has announced it will use a treatment strategy developed in BC to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS in China.

Published
25 February 2011
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Vancouver Sun
Samples obtained after prostate massage a good guide to HIV load in semen

HIV can be successfully measured in urethral fluids and urine that are obtained after prostatic massage, an international team of investigators report in the online edition of Sexually

Published
23 February 2011
By
Michael Carter
An HIV Strategy Invites Addicts In

By offering clean needles and aggressively testing and treating those who may be infected with H.I.V., Vancouver is offering proof that an idea that was once controversial actually works: Widespread treatment, while expensive, protects not just individuals but the whole community.

Published
08 February 2011
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New York Times
Ugandan study shows little evidence of increase in risky sex after HIV treatment roll out

The introduction of antiretroviral therapy in Uganda has been accompanied by only modest changes in sexual risk behaviour, investigators report in an advance online publication of the

Published
25 January 2011
By
Michael Carter

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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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