Daily Archives: July 21, 2015

IAS 2015: UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal is useful if it helps programs focus, get out of the bedroom, treat those most affected as part solution

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VANCOUVER, Canada -When Francois Venter of Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute in South Africa got news of UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal last autumn, he told a morning audience here, he wasn’t eager to embrace another international agency target. But as targets go, this was not a bad one, he realized. At least 90 percent of […]

IAS 2015: HPTN 068 and CAPRISA 007 cash incentive studies show value of school, financial support, but also show more is needed to protect young people from HIV

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VANCOUVER, Canada –  Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents  in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates  while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus. Nearly 3,000 South African high school students in 14 schools in high HIV incidence […]

IAS 2015: Confronting community realities together will beat AIDS, Amb. Birx says

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As usual, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has the numbers to prove it, in Uganda where she says willingness to change is turning daunting numbers downward, and Malawi, where relevant practices are making a difference VANCOUVER, Canada – “Ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat” is the stated mission of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator […]

IAS 2015: As HPTN 052 ends, Dr. Cohen confirms findings with new insights

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Those whose antiretroviral treatment was delayed never recovered the immune cell counts achieved by those who initiated treatment earlier VANCOUVER, Canada – The first findings from the original “game-changing” HIV treatment study that Science magazine hailed as its “Breakthrough of the Year,” came four years ago, after trial monitors determined they were too good to keep under […]