Door-to-door HIV counseling and testing, followed by immediate access to treatment led to incidence drops — but with a caveat . . . SEATTLE – When the PopART study began in Zambia and South Africa five years ago, the measures it would test among roughly a million people were so obviously beneficial, that the results […]
It sounds obvious, urgent, and ambitious: Make HIV counseling and testing as well as links to subsequent care and prevention services universally available, and watch the numbers of new infections drop steeply.
Increasingly, Richard Hayes of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said Monday, it also sounds practical.
Professor Richard Hayes of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LHSTM) will lead a team of researchers in a $37 million project – entitled PopART – to test innovative combination strategies to prevent HIV in African countries. That’s according to a press release from LSHTM last week that announced the joint effort to […]
Communities’ HIV prevalence could be predicted “almost exactly” from prevalence of herpes virus, researchers find A study across 21 communities in Zambia and South Africa confirms a strong association between infection with the virus that causes genital herpes, and HIV infection, with findings that indicate being already infected with herpes simplex virus 2, or HSV2, […]
Progress toward ending the HIV epidemic is challenged by threats to ACA – In a timely call for accountability, Chair of the HIV Medicine Association Dr. Melanie Thompson describes here how political battles to undermine the Affordable Care Act also undermine resources needed to win the war against HIV at home. Dr. Thompson, who also […]
SEATTLE – They are curious, impulsive and renownedly reckless. Studies have indicated they remain blissfully unaware of their risks, and unequipped to face them. Now, their numbers are growing fastest in countries that are home to great risks — where rates of HIV infection are among the world’s highest and where current approaches to testing and treatment already […]
At the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, Dr. Helen Ayles presented some key results on behalf of the ZAMSTAR team from the first randomized trial of a combined HIV and TB intervention strategy to demonstrate a reduction in population prevalence of tuberculosis. The study, conducted in 24 communities in Zambia and […]