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 […]

Study sets out to capture pediatric antiretroviral treatment costs, improve planning

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Earlier this month we posted an interview with Ambassador Deborah Birx on a new partnership aiming to expand pediatric antiretroviral treatment access in Africa. The following is a guest post from Ron MacInnis, Sarah Alkenbrack and Sara Bowsky with the Health Policy Project about work to strengthen that effort with reliable data. By Ron MacInnis, […]

HIV infant diagnosis follow shows challenges to successful program

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In Botswana, where in 2011 more than 30 percent of pregnant women were estimated to have HIV,  rates of mother to child transmission of HIV have dropped in the last decade from as high as 40 percent, to less than 4 percent. Between 2005 and 2012, of more than 10,000 infants exposed to HIV, more […]

Studies show “Real World,” benefits of HIV treatment: It reduces likelihood of HIV transmission in communities, ups overall life expectancy

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First the landmark HPTN 052 study proved what antiretroviral treatment can do to prevent transmission of HIV. Now, two studies reported in the most recent edition of the journal Science spell out what increased treatment coverage has done, in communities in the “real world” — among people going about their business, not receiving instructions of […]