Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Advisory group aims to close gap between men who have sex with men and “fast-tracked” HIV responses

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If can be difficult to imagine a world suddenly so equitable that in the next four years 90 percent of all people living with HIV have had a chance to learn they have the virus, 90 percent of those are receiving treatment, and the quality and consistency of that treatment is good enough to make […]

Rural Tanzania study cites multiple failures in treatment of pediatric HIV patients

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” . . . after a decade of successful rollout of [antiretroviral treatment] in Africa, children and adolescents still represent an underprivileged population.” A study examining the effectiveness of treatment for HIV among children and adolescents in Tanzania found gaps in meeting their needs that led to acquired resistance to available drugs. The study, reported in […]

Mozambique: Our report on an HIV treatment pivot examines what can happen Right Now

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Center for Global Health Policy visits responses in Mozambique and reports in Right Now: Observations on an HIV treatment pivot Mozambique August 2015 With the advent of the third iteration of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, new research and guidelines added new urgency, exemplified when calls for “the right things in the right […]

While “Time to Act is Now,” boundaries, barriers and delineations that marginalize still stand between HIV service provision and need

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In its function as a source of inspiration, a World AIDS Day theme must be unambiguous and positive, and leave out nuances that might offend or discourage, with the result this year of  “The Time to Act is Now.” More upbeat than “Don’t stop now,” less daunting than “Try harder,” and more forgiving than “Better […]

Men lagging behind women on HIV treatment rolls, viral load monitoring gets scaled up . . . we’re reading about catching up to get ahead in a World AIDS Day MMWR, and more

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Lower levels of antiretroviral therapy enrollment among men with HIV compared with women — The latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes this examination of  765,087 HIV treatment records from 12 countries, between 2002-2013, in what it says is the most comprehensive look  yet at disparity between the numbers […]

Thanks for listening, PEPFAR, but could you come a little closer? Civil society members answer questions on HIV response planning

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Analysis finds gaps, opportunities, and appreciation as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief opens door to local advocates, implementers, and affected populations On paper, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief guidance for country and regional planning in 2015 seemed to open a new era, as the document released last February instructed PEPFAR […]

HIV drug resistance study highlights need for viral load tests, affordable second line treatments

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A study across southern Africa following more than 2700 people with HIV showed that before their treatment even began, more than 5 percent had viruses that were resistant to at least one of the first line of drugs used to treat HIV, necessitating a switch to a second, less accessible and more expensive treatment. Authors […]

Campaign highlights patients’ right: “Be Healthy — Know your viral load”

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By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. UNAIDS, 2014, 90-90-90 It is the last stop, essential to the success of […]