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AIDSMAP UPDATE FROM CROI CONFERENCE – FEBRUARY 20, 2017

News from CROI 2017 Unique case of PrEP failure without drug resistance reported from Amsterdam HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be nearly 100% effective if taken consistently so that there are high drug levels in the body at the time of exposure to HIV. However, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) held […]

CROI CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNIST INFECTIONS

Friday 17 February 2017 Contents Spanish vaccine induces viral control off ART in nearly 40% of recipients Unique case of PrEP failure without drug resistance Hepatitis C ‘treatment as prevention’ cuts new infections by half Smoking, cancer and heart attacks Good results for three-drug regimen against XDR-TB How should HIV self-testing services be provided? Antiretroviral […]

AIDSMAP UPDATE – JANUARY 23, 2017

News from aidsmap Tenofovir alafenamide approved for hepatitis B in Europe The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for tenofovir alafenamide, to be sold under the brand name Vemlidy, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, according to an announcement from Gilead Sciences. Read more >> Regular small incentives can improve adherence to […]

CROI 2017: Wednesday 15 February 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017 Contents Two-drug regimen maintains HIV suppression for 48 weeks after switch New integrase inhibitor bictegravir matches dolutegravir for first-line HIV treatment Combination HIV prevention drives incidence down in Rakai, Uganda Infants treated within days of birth may rapidly clear HIV reservoir Point-of-care test for early infant diagnosis improves outcomes Changes in […]

Top Stories on TheBodyPRO.com: January 10, 2017

Top Stories on TheBodyPRO.com: January 10, 2017 Confronting Implicit Bias to Transform Sexual Health and Medical Care A new provider training centralizes the lived experiences of black gay and bisexual men, and transgender people. Heather Boerner takes an in-depth look. Read more This Week in HIV Research: Vitamin D May Protect Against HIV; and Protease […]

ONLINE HIV RESOURCES, TOOLS AND APPS

Resources Booklets Booklets Booklets Most Popular Anti-HIV drugs This booklet is a starting point for anyone who wants to know about the drugs used in HIV treatment. First published: October 2014 Other languages: Spanish Portuguese French German Polish Russian Text version View flipbook CD4, viral load & other tests This booklet provides information on tests used […]

NAM HIV BOOKLETS ONLINE

Resources Booklets Booklets Booklets Most Popular Anti-HIV drugs This booklet is a starting point for anyone who wants to know about the drugs used in HIV treatment. First published: October 2014 Other languages: Spanish Portuguese French German Polish Russian Text version View flipbook CD4, viral load & other tests This booklet provides information on tests used […]

Policy makers’ inaction is leading people to take PrEP ‘in the wild’

PREP   Policy makers’ inaction is leading people to take PrEP ‘in the wild’ Jerome Galea presenting at HIVR4P. Photo by Roger Pebody / aidsmap.com Roger Pebody Published: 19 October 2016 An increasing number of gay men and others at risk of HIV are seeking to protect their health with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), but the lack […]

aidsmap news from Achieving the 90-90-90 target

Scaling up adult male circumcision calculated to have HIV prevention benefits additional to those seen with 90-90-90 treatment target CIRCUMCISION Michael Carter | 05 January 2017 Scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in countries with a high HIV prevalence has the potential to reduce incidence of new infections over and above the level associated with […]

HIV update – 5th January 2017

Large drop in HIV diagnoses in London gay men Four sexual health clinics serving large numbers of gay men in London have reported that they diagnosed far fewer gay men with HIV during 2016 than they did during 2015. These are preliminary figures and have not been fully analysed, but many doctors believe that the […]