Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

CROI 2019: Point-of-care viral load testing improves HIV outcomes, researchers say

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SEATTLE – People living with HIV who undergo HIV viral load testing at the point of health care delivery and receive their results immediately go on to achieve undetectable viral loads at higher rates than people whose  testing is done at laboratories, researchers said here. Results from the Simplifying HIV Treatment and Monitoring – or […]

CROI 2019: The case of the London patient adds validation to one approach towards a cure

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SEATTLE – If you’re counting those in lasting remission from HIV, Dr. John Mellors of the University of Pittsburgh said here today, there’s been a doubling in their numbers. Now there are two. The dry tone of Mellor’s remarks, and the circumspect wording of Dr. Ravindra Gupta, the physician researcher of University College London, who he […]

CROI 2019: Thailand’s strides spanned HIV treatment, prevention and research

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SEATTLE – The first HIV vaccine trials to yield signs of hope happened here. Thailand was also the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Now, Thailand has achieved the first part of UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets: 98 percent of people infected with HIV know their status. Of that, 70 percent are receiving HIV […]

CROI 2019: Research and a moral obligation add up to a plan to end U.S. HIV incidence

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SEATTLE – Over the last decade, the evidence had continued to mount. From HPTN 052 to Partners 2 that HIV suppressed to undetectable levels is not transmitted, from the first results of antiretroviral drugs used for pre-exposure protection from the virus, to guidelines saying all people with high risks should be offered that option. Theoretically, […]