Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

CROI 2015: Study shows “Near elimination of HIV transmission” in a demonstration of PrEP as a bridge to treatment

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SEATTLE, WA — What if, in couples among whom one partner is infected with HIV, and the other is not, the protective benefits of antiretroviral drugs could be used to maximum advantage? That would mean, eventually that the infected partner would enjoy the full benefits of treatment, including a sufficient suppression of virus to lower risks […]

CROI 2015: PrEP, microbicide findings show divergent paths of prevention responses

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Results of PROUD, Ipergay studies among European and Canadian men further talk of maximizing use, while FACTS 001 findings underscore failures to find an HIV protection measure African women can use SEATTLE, WA — Presentations on two studies this morning highlighted the promise of antiretroviral drugs as pre-exposure prophylaxis against acquiring HIV (commonly known as PrEP), giving numbers […]

CROI 2015: Financial incentives can increase patient engagement in HIV care and improve viral suppression in some care settings

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SEATTLE, WA – Providing financial incentives to encourage people newly identified with HIV to access care and stay in care did not significantly increase overall linkage to care and did not significantly increase viral suppression overall, findings from a study presented today showed. Wafaa El Sadr from Columbia University presented the findings from HPTN 065, a […]

CROI 2015: Medical circumcision strategies and results include implications for partners, herpes findings, effect of ARVs

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SEATTLE, WA – A series of presentations on Tuesday in Seattle on circumcision highlighted the benefit of the procedure as an HIV intervention, providing more evidence for benefits and risks for men and their sexual partners. Findings also pointed to strategies with some success reaching men most at risk for HIV acquisition. Mary Grabowski presented findings from […]

CROI 2015: With strides in treatment, prevention, and cures, science meets realities

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SEATTLE, WA — On the morning before the science-centered Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections opened today, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and now United Nations Special Envoy on TB Eric Goosby reflected on the “long, strange trip” of responses to HIV/TB. He was speaking at a discussion about HIV/TB research and noting that while […]