Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

CROI 2014: With “Mississippi Baby” update, news of another infant, case for early intensive HIV treatment progresses

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BOSTON, MASS – The story of the baby born with HIV in Mississippi, treated intensively and immediately, only to be lost to care for five months before turning up healthy, is dominating talk at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections for a second year, with news that the child continues to show no sign […]

CROI 2014: GeneXpert real world study yields mixed results, highlights SA health system challenges

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BOSTON, MASS – Gavin Churchyard and Katherine Fielding presented results this morning from the XPert for TB: Evaluating a New Diagnostic Trial (EXTEND) on the question of whether Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test reduces early mortality in adults with suspected TB, facilitates earlier initiation of TB treatment and antiretroviral therapy and reduces the number of patients […]

CROI 2014: HIV patient deaths, treatment interruptions highlight need to integrate care, strengthen data collection

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BOSTON, MASS – A discussion launched by findings from researchers working in Africa and India Tuesday focused on the quest to keep people living with HIV in care, and on measures to  improve their outcomes. Elvin Geng and colleagues looked at more than 35,000 patients in 14 clinics operated by 5 programs in East Africa […]

CROI 2014: VOICE trial follow shows reported use of products predicted reality “less than a coin toss”

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BOSTON, MASS. – On one hand, researchers had trial participants’ reports that they could, would and had used the products being tested to determine their potential for preventing HIV acquisition — whether pills or vaginal gels — and to back that up they had the unused pills and gel applicators the women returned. On the […]