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Early and continuous antiretroviral therapy advocated by Swiss to stop HIV transmissions in gay men

Most new HIV infections amongst gay men in Switzerland originated in individuals with chronic HIV infection, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Transmission

Published
13 April 2010
By
Michael Carter
If suppressed for 12 months, low risk of viral load rebound above 1000 copies

Once suppressed, the risk of viral load rising to levels associated with onward transmission is extremely low in patients taking antiretroviral therapy who have maintained

Published
31 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
'Test and treat' prevention approach may not require universal treatment to succeed

Treating everyone to halt the HIV epidemic in the worst-affected countries may not be the most cost-effective use of antiretroviral drugs as a prevention tool,

Published
18 March 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Beliefs about reduced infection risk on ART linked to STI risk

People who believed that having undetectable viral load on antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of passing on HIV were more likely to have a sexually

Published
04 March 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV treatment may prevent at least nine out of ten transmissions

A study of HIV transmission between long-term, HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa has found that the chance of transmission is reduced by at least 90%

Published
19 February 2010
By
Gus Cairns
Treatment drive in British Columbia produces modest declines in diagnoses and viral loads

An expansion in the numbers of people with HIV in the Canadian province of British Columbia diagnosed and on treatment has started to produce modest

Published
19 February 2010
By
Gus Cairns
Increased testing leads to decrease in viral load and infections in San Francisco, and in late diagnosis in Washington

The HIV infection rate in San Francisco appears to be falling, and the fall is associated with a reduction in the average viral load in

Published
18 February 2010
By
Gus Cairns
High probability that HIV viral load remains suppressed between tests: implications for infectiousness debate

Individuals who are taking antiretroviral therapy and have had their viral load suppressed to undetectable levels can be confident that it will remain undetectable

Published
19 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
IAS: PrEP and timed intercourse reduces HIV transmission risk associated with natural conception

Assisted reproduction techniques have been helping mixed-status heterosexual couples conceive safely since 1992. When the male is HIV-positive, this usually involves ‘sperm washing’ and artificial

Published
23 July 2007
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Main article: Integrating HIV prevention and treatment

Early thinking on how HIV treatment and prevention can be integrated in low and middle-income settings.

Published
06 July 2004
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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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