Tag Archives: VOICE

From an Ebola response to a PrEP trial, we’re reading why infectious disease responses and health system strengthening go together

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Women in PrEP trial feared they would have to leave study if they reported low adherence – This is a story we’ve heard before — several times now: Women are enrolled in a study to determine the effectiveness of a biomedical method to protect themselves from HIV infection. Earlier studies have indicated the method holds […]

AVAC: HIV vaccine, microbicides, PrEP trial results say reality must guide research

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For all the graphics illustrating results of HIV prevention trials in recent years, the Venn diagram on the cover of Research & Reality, the report released by AVAC today, may be the one that depicts the sum of their findings. Which is really saying something, when one considers the up-and-down nature of prevention research results […]

Can a vaginal ring be part of HIV prevention arsenal by 2016?

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With up to $40 million in two five-year USAID grants, HIV prevention for women gathers speed . . . A little more than 10 years ago, a New York Times reporter interviewing International Partnership for Microbicides chief executive Zeda Rosenberg pointed to estimates putting the earliest possible marketing of topical product women could use and […]

At urban crossroads, research, care and community meet

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA —Here at the Warwick Avenue Triangle every form of land transportation into the city converges — trains, buses, trucks, taxis — bringing three million people a day through this intersection. This makes it a convenient spot for a TB clinic which is one of the services offered here at the Centre for […]

With study of injecting drug users, preventive HIV medicine demonstrates protective value to all at high risk

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CDC releases updated Guidance for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: PrEP for Injecting Drug Users, while questions on real-world impact remain With a five-year study in Bangkok showing that daily doses of antiretroviral medicine reduced risks of HIV infection among people who inject drugs by at least half, and more with the […]

Dr. Myron Cohen: Treatment as prevention is a bridge to the future

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Dr. Myron Cohen had a broken arm in a sling, was talking on a subject he has discussed scores of times before, but all the same, he was having a good time. “It’s a really exciting time to be in AIDS research,” he explained. He was talking to an audience Wednesday evening at the George […]

Wrapping up CROI 2013, Part I: TB on the verge, VOICE trial point to future research needs, sequestration consequence points to rough road ahead

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Science Speaks spent March 3 – 6 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, covering breaking research news and discussions. Today and tomorrow we will wrap up with summaries of sessions, and questions they raised. Today Science Speaks will look at a obstacle for researchers, while presentations pointed to directions for future studies First […]