Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Interactive website highlights global gaps, leaders, outliers among national HIV policies

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When the World Health Organization released an announcement in Vancouver this month that its updated and highly anticipated HIV treatment guidelines were “moving towards” advising treatment for all people living with HIV, the international agency noted that the recommendations follow scientific evidence from three major clinical research trials showing that immediate access to antiretroviral treatment […]

With UNAIDS as common denominator, reports bring impetus, optimism, and now, realities

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Kaiser/UNAIDS report looks at donor funding for HIV responses and sees sole donor preventing drop in dollars First came the UNAIDS Lancet report, which warned that without accelerated movement to greatly increase access to antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV worldwide, progress against the epidemic would not only stall, but reverse. Next came the […]

People with HIV who inject drugs benefit most from integrated treatment, study finds

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While antiretroviral treatment and opioid substitution therapy (methadone, for example) each increase survival rates among people who inject drugs and live with HIV, the two treatments lower risks of dying from all causes, including those stemming from drug use and HIV, most effectively when both are available at the same time, a study reported in […]

Analysis shows death rate divide for those with and without earlier access to HIV treatment

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Comparison shows that in 2013, an estimated 65 of every thousand people living with HIV in Nigeria died, a rate as much as 13 times that of higher income countries Ensuring that in the next five years, 90 percent of people living with HIV in South Africa are aware of their infections, 90 percent of […]