Daily Archives: March 2, 2011

CROI coverage: HIV treatment adherence in resource-limited settings

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David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, from Harvard Medical School shared some data and insights from his groundbreaking work on adherence during a global scale-up symposium on Tuesday afternoon.  He pointed out that both levels and patterns of adherence are important, and that the critical period for adherence is likely early in treatment when viral suppression is […]

African journalist Gondwe reflects on reporting on his own circumcision

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Kennedy Gondwe, 31, a freelance journalist based in Lusaka, Zambia, reports for the BBC and CNN among other outlets. One of his stories for BBC in 2007 itself drew wide coverage: He reported on his own circumcision as a way to show his audience the importance of the surgery, which provides a significant yet partial […]

CROI coverage: From HIV testing to treatment initiation

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Sydney Rosen from the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University provided a thoughtful overview of the evidence and the key issues relevant to linkage to and continuity in care for HIV infected persons during the pre-antiretroviral therapy (ART) period. She presented Wednesday at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) […]

Drugs for HIV prevention: topical and systemic PrEP

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Connie Celum, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and global health at the University of Washington, took the plenary stage Wednesday morning at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) to provide an overview on progress to date on topical and systemic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), where antiretroviral drugs are used to protect an individual prior to possible […]