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  • When to start treatment

    Until recently, doctors weren’t sure of the best time to start HIV treatment. However in 2015 a large, well-conducted study demonstrated that there are advantages to starting...

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    This briefing paper, produced by NAM for HIV Prevention England, describes the scientific evidence for HIV treatment as prevention and considers its implications for the UK....

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  • Globally, People With HIV Are Starting Treatment Earlier

    But the median CD4 count at treatment start is below 350, which means work is needed to catch up to World Health Organization guidelines.

    21 August 2017 | Poz
  • Zambia offering antiretroviral therapy regardless of CD4 count

    Of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in Zambia, only 67% know their status.

    21 August 2017 | UNAIDS
  • Guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

    The objectives of these guidelines are to provide recommendations outlining a public health approach to managing people presenting with advanced HIV disease, and to provide guidance on the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV.

    23 July 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Kenya to introduce better treatment for people living with HIV

    To accelerate access to better antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the Government of Kenya and Unitaid today announced the introduction of dolutegravir, a new first-line drug for people living with HIV, making Kenya the first African country to introduce the generic version of this new drug for routine use.

    28 June 2017 | UNITAID
  • Gay New Zealand welcomes removal of HIV meds restriction

    The decision of New Zealand's drug regulator Pharmac to remove a restriction on when people newly-diagnosed with HIV can be put on medications will "significantly benefit people newly diagnosed with HIV and those living with HIV as well as efforts to prevent HIV transmission” according to the NZ AIDS Foundation. “New Zealand is one of few countries in the developed world to still have a restriction on treatment access,” the NZAF's Executive Director Jason Myers says. “Early treatment is a fundamental pillar of NZAFs Ending HIV programme."

    08 May 2017 | Gay New Zealand
  • Should Antiretroviral Therapy be Offered the Same Day as Diagnosis?

    Andy Seale summarizes a discussion that took place on ITPC’s listserv about when to initiate antiretroviral therapy. The discussion included consideration of WHO’s recommendation for Same Day Start.

    23 March 2017 | ITPC
  • Advanced HIV disease & Same day start of ART - Make your voice heard!

    The World Health Organization is seeking the values & preferences of people living with HIV as it prepares new guidelines on two topics: whether ART should be started on the same day of a diagnosis of HIV, and the best combination of treatment for people living with HIV who look for care when they already have advanced HIV disease. Deadline: this Sunday, 19 March 2017.

    14 March 2017 | WHO
  • Clinical Commissioning Policy: Tenofovir Alafenamide for treatment of HIV 1 in adults and adolescents

    TAF containing products can be made available to patients who have defined renal or bone problems or who have medical reasons why they cannot take other HIV drugs.

    06 March 2017 | NHS England
  • From Twitter To Treatment Guidelines, Industry Influence Permeates Medicine

    The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine, reaching those who write guidelines that shape doctors' practices, patient advocacy organizations, letter writers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and even oncologists on Twitter, according to a series of papers on money and influence published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    18 January 2017 | NPR
  • Kiwi HIV patients 'denied access to medication'

    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) says Kiwis with newly diagnosed HIV infections are being unfairly penalised by outdated policies denying them access to important medication. Currently people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand cannot access medication until their CD4 cell (white blood cell) count has dropped below 500.

    24 November 2016 | Newshub
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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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