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Who Resists Starting ART Therapy for HIV?

The study found that the demographic characteristics of patients who failed to initiate ART within 2 years of entering care were not as important as clinical factors. Higher CD4 count, lower viral load, and a prevalent AIDS diagnosis were clinical characteristics associated with delayed ART initiation.

Published
07 September 2017
From
MD Mag
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.

Published
21 August 2017
From
Poz
Terrence Higgins Trust and BHIVA advise on the use of generic HIV antiretroviral therapy

We believe that people living with HIV should be at the heart of decisions made about their care. Therefore decisions around switching to generic HIV medication should be based on a full discussion between a person living with HIV and their HIV clinician.

Published
16 August 2017
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Boosted darunavir plus lamivudine matches three-drug regimen

A combination of darunavir/ritonavir and lamivudine was just as effective as the same combination plus tenofovir, according to 24-week results of the ANDES study presented

Published
08 August 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
New guidance says start HIV treatment within 7 days of diagnosis – but is everyone ready?

Everyone diagnosed with HIV should be offered the option to start treatment within seven days of diagnosis and everyone who feels ready should have the option to

Published
25 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
International study of gay couples reports no transmissions from an HIV-positive partner on treatment

A study of 343 gay couples, where one partner had HIV and the other did not, has not found a single case of HIV transmission in

Published
25 July 2017
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
23 July 2017
From
World Health Organization
Viral load as low as 400 copies/ml six months after starting ART is associated with a significant ten-year mortality risk

A viral load as low as 400 copies/ml six months after starting HIV therapy is associated with a substantial ten-year mortality risk, investigators from the

Published
05 July 2017
By
Michael Carter
Why are women lost from HIV care during pregnancy? Malawi study shows social support and counselling are critical

Lack of social support after diagnosis and inadequate counselling about HIV treatment and HIV disclosure were identified as key reasons for dropping out of HIV

Published
28 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Study: 1 in 3 Patients Starts HIV Treatment Late in 10 Countries

A large team of international researchers has found 30 percent of HIV positive individuals in nearly a dozen countries delay starting life-saving drugs. A study spearheaded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at the prevalence of HIV in Haiti, Vietnam, Nigeria, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Published
09 June 2017
From
Voice of America
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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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