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HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in

Published
29 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
‘Negligible’ risk of HIV transmission with a suppressed viral load, Canadian public health officials tell prosecutors

The potential for sexual HIV transmission when a person living with HIV adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains an undetectable viral load is ‘negligible’, says the Public

Published
23 November 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Two cases of HIV transmission through breastfeeding in mothers with undetectable viral load reported

Two cases of HIV transmission from mother to infant during the breastfeeding period when mothers had an undetectable viral load have been reported by PROMISE, a large

Published
20 November 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Switzerland: Historic drop in reported HIV cases in 2017

HIV is on the decline in Switzerland, according to the latest figures of the health ministry, with only 445 new cases reported in 2017. That's a 16% decrease relative to 2016. The Federal Office of Public Health credits increased screening among at-risk groups through targeted campaigns and earlier treatment of HIV-positive individuals for the achievement of this historic low.

Published
19 November 2018
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swissinfo.ch
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

Published
14 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
Why U=U does not cover breastfeeding

Cases of HIV transmission have already been reported when mothers are on ART with undetectable viral load, notably in the PROMISE trial. Latest results presented at AIDS 2018 reported that 2/8 cases when transmission occurred form breastfeeding were in women whose most recent viral load was <40 copies/mL.

Published
11 November 2018
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HIV i-Base
Viral suppression within three months of HIV diagnosis should be a policy target, NYC officials say

An undetectable viral load within three months of HIV diagnosis should be added as a target to the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy, public health officials from New

Published
23 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Becoming a parent should not be denied to HIV positive gay and bisexual men

If a man cannot pass HIV onto another man during sex because his viral load is undetectable, then it follows that his sperm would not pass HIV to a surrogate or child should he wish to conceive in this way. Even as a well informed HIV activist, this is an aspect of the U=U debate which I had not come across before in the context of same-sex couples.

Published
17 October 2018
From
Gay Times
Large proportion of people living with HIV, including gay men, would like to have children

Approximately 40% of HIV-positive adults starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the United States would like to have children in the future, a proportion that remained unchanged after two

Published
02 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in people taking HIV treatment

A study conducted with gay men in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely

Published
28 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns

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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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