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Is Truvada (PrEP) the game-changer that will end new HIV transmissions in Australia?

Is Truvada (PrEP) the game-changer that will end new HIV transmissions in Australia?
- This compares to an HIV risk reduction of 70% for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 80% for heterosexuals who choose consistent condom use alone to prevent HIV infection. In 2015 the World Health Organisation declared that PrEP should be offered as an additional HIV prevention option to all ...

Recommendations for Selecting Therapy in HIV Infection

Recommendations for Selecting Therapy in HIV Infection
- In HIV, we are really fortunate with how many large randomized control trials there have been. We've talked about when to start therapy. We've talked about treatment during acute opportunistic infections. Basically, we have a variety of options. The guidelines panels are mostly focusing on efficacy.

HIV and Hep C in vulnerable counties

HIV and Hep C in vulnerable counties
HIV stand for human immunodeficiency virus and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it weakens a person's immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. There is no known cure for HIV and it can be controlled with proper medical care.

South Africa's DIY battle against HIV/AIDS

South Africa's DIY battle against HIV/AIDS
- Students, porters and laborers have flocked to a new HIV self-testing stand outside a supermarket in Hillbrow, a gritty district of central Johannesburg. The project was started in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2015 and expanded last year to include South Africa, which has an 18.9 percent HIV rate ...

A milestone step towards ending HIV': the truth about the PrEP funding decision

A milestone step towards ending HIV': the truth about the PrEP funding decision
- And as we can see from the recent proposal to change the funded brand for HIV treatments tenofovir and entecavir to generic versions, Pharmac has no problem with funding generics and frequently does so once patents expire. Typically we see a list price drop by at least 90% when generics become ...

AIDS West free testing campaign is necessary with HIV on the rise again

AIDS West free testing campaign is necessary with HIV on the rise again
- Increasing numbers of people at risk from HIV, which is once again on the rise, is a major concern for Aids West. The voluntary organisation, which is funded by HSE West, has rolled out some 40 free confidential rapid HIV testing sessions in the city and county, but manager for Aids West Ireland Joe ...

Highest Stroke Incidence Among Women, Blacks Living with HIV

Highest Stroke Incidence Among Women, Blacks Living with HIV
- The study authors utilized the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Longitudinal Linked Randomized Trials (ALLRT) study, a cohort study of HIV-infected subjects prospectively randomized into selected clinical trials for antiretroviral (ARV) treatment-naïve and ARV treatment-experienced individuals.

Hope dims for Nigeria's efforts to eliminate HIV, TB

Hope dims for Nigeria's efforts to eliminate HIV, TB
- Also, the wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the new Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and the Promotion of Treatment for Children Living with ...

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