Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

Subsequent HPTN 052 data shows early HIV treatment is even more beneficial to patient, cost-effective

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The good news keeps getting better for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study, which found last year that HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) were 96 percent less likely to transmit the virus to an uninfected partner through vaginal sex. At the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Washington this week, two late-breaker sessions […]

Community based groups note risks, seize opportunities social media offer sexual minorities

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Driven underground by laws and discrimination, their needs for information ignored in much of the global AIDS response, social media provided a refuge but also risks for members of sexual minorities in countries around the world, panelists agreed Thursday. But, representatives of groups from Thailand, the Netherlands, Morocco and Cameroon said, social media and communications […]

On the sidelines: USAID’s Rajiv Shah on GHI and AIDS

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Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a central player in the US government’s AIDS fight. His agency, more than any other in the US government, guides aid programs in the developing world, working in 80 missions. But USAID also suffered a blow early this month when […]