Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Men lagging behind women on HIV treatment rolls, viral load monitoring gets scaled up . . . we’re reading about catching up to get ahead in a World AIDS Day MMWR, and more

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Lower levels of antiretroviral therapy enrollment among men with HIV compared with women — The latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes this examination of  765,087 HIV treatment records from 12 countries, between 2002-2013, in what it says is the most comprehensive look  yet at disparity between the numbers […]

Thanks for listening, PEPFAR, but could you come a little closer? Civil society members answer questions on HIV response planning

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Analysis finds gaps, opportunities, and appreciation as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief opens door to local advocates, implementers, and affected populations On paper, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief guidance for country and regional planning in 2015 seemed to open a new era, as the document released last February instructed PEPFAR […]

HIV drug resistance study highlights need for viral load tests, affordable second line treatments

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A study across southern Africa following more than 2700 people with HIV showed that before their treatment even began, more than 5 percent had viruses that were resistant to at least one of the first line of drugs used to treat HIV, necessitating a switch to a second, less accessible and more expensive treatment. Authors […]

Campaign highlights patients’ right: “Be Healthy — Know your viral load”

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By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. UNAIDS, 2014, 90-90-90 It is the last stop, essential to the success of […]