Undetectable = Untransmittable: Public Health and HIV Viral Load Suppression

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Twenty years of evidence demonstrates that HIV treatment is highly effective in reducing the transmission of HIV. People living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy who have an undetectable level of HIV in their blood have a negligible risk of transmitting ...

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Key Messages from ‘Debriefing the 22nd AIDS conference’

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Introduction Share-Net Netherlands, AFEW International and Aidsfonds organised this debriefing for members and beyond to reflect on three key topics: 1.) Eastern Europe and Central Asia region; 2) Cures and Treatment and 3.) Funding. Furthermore, there was the opportunity to ...

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Scaling-Up Pratt Pouch Use in Uganda

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand Infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, and Save Infant Lives Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Organization Location: Washington, DC Annually, 120,000 ...

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Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

More girls in rural Bihar, India are going to school after mini-grid-powered household lights give mothers and children two extra hours of evening work and study time. Experts say that when girls receive prolonged education this reduces HIV prevalence, child ...

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Updated recommendations on first-line and second-line antiretroviral regimens and post-exposure prophylaxis and recommendations on early infant diagnosis of HIV

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 3:08 pm

 Since 2016, WHO has recommended tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) + lamivudine (3TC) (or emtricitabine, FTC) + efavirenz (EFV) 600 mg as the preferred firstline antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen for adults and adolescents. WHO recommended dolutegravir (DTG) as an alternative option ...

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Nieuw fonds voor onderzoek naar genezing hiv

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Aidsfonds en de Nederlandse overheidsorganisatie Health~Holland bundelen krachten en richten gezamenlijk een nieuw wetenschappelijk fonds op. Dit maken we vandaag bekend op de vooravond van de internationale aidsconferentie AIDS 2018, in Amsterdam. Het fonds wil nadrukkelijk vervolgonderzoek naar de genezing ...

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Session Summaries from AIDS 2018 on Treatments and Cures

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm

From conception to delivery: The vaccine discovery pipeline SESSION SUMMARY This session highlighted research focused on both the development of new vaccine strategies and results from current vaccine trials. The first three presenters provided data on new mechanisms for eliciting ...

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TB/HIV at the International AIDS Society conference 2018 in Amsterdam

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 9:30 am

Report back from KNCV TB and hepatitis were frequently mentioned in sessions dealing with co-morbidity/mortality of PLHIV and in treatment and care sessions. In summary: TB/HIV prevention and care has shown much improvement in terms of policy and practice over ...

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SEARCH community cluster randomized study of HIV “test and treat” using multi- disease approach and streamlined care in rural Uganda and Kenya

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 4:48 pm

SEARCH aims to use HIV testing and treatment to eliminate HIV and to build community health. SEARCH (Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health) is about using treatment to stop the spread of HIV and building community health. Our research and programs aim to guide a ...

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Session Summaries from AIDS2018 on News and Highlights

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Building bridges from scientific innovation to implementation SESSION SUMMARY The plenary delivered by Pedro Cahn in this session was a compelling review of the integrase inhibitor (InSTI) class of drugs, emphasizing why this class is increasingly the preferred class of ...

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