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START Trial data support starting antiretroviral treatment for HIV as early as possible

An international trial has shown that starting antiretroviral treatment for HIV early significantly lowers risks of serious illnesses, including AIDS, compared to waiting for immune cell counts to drop. The START — Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment Clinical trial — which enrolled 4,685 people living with HIV at 215 sites across 35 countries over the […]

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As future of Trans-Pacific Partnership moves to the House of Representatives, we’re reading about the selling of a treaty and its trade-offs

Following the Senate vote last week allowing White House trade promotion authority, or “fast-track” authority to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future trade deals through Congress without amendment or debate, the House of Representatives will consider the legislation. In the meantime, we’re reading continuing questions surrounding the TPP, and surrounding support for a deal reached […]

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Ebola takes center stage in Geneva a year after first appearance in Conakry

Meanwhile, crisis continues, while future readiness remains an open question Ebola had already hit the big time, making its first appearance in a capital city nearly two months earlier, when the 67th World Health Assembly convened last year. Still, the highly infectious and deadly viral disease, which by then had been reported in three west […]

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CODEL Video

Click above for a video on our Congressional study tour to Africa, and click here to read more.

HIV

Study asks: What if a “concentrated” HIV epidemic is bigger than 1 percent?

In a “generalized HIV epidemic,” what if all transmission during sex work stopped? Call it a different kind of 1 percent — the kind that doesn’t […]

Tuberculosis

Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR TB case finding

A study of more than 100,000 patients with suspected tuberculosis at 18 sites across India showed that routine testing using Xpert molecular technology rather than the […]

Research & Development

Study highlights need to test patients for antiretroviral resistance in resource-limited settings as well as in wealthy ones

Study also finds HIV subtype most common in Africa progresses the fastest A multinational study has spelled out two ways the cards are stacked against those […]

Policy

As future of Trans-Pacific Partnership moves to the House of Representatives, we’re reading about the selling of a treaty and its trade-offs

Following the Senate vote last week allowing White House trade promotion authority, or “fast-track” authority to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future trade deals through Congress […]