Tag Archives: Clinical Infectious Diseases

Study: A sterile syringe program already in place would have significantly reduced Scott County HIV incidence

By on .

Once outbreak was recognized, program put in place reduced number of ongoing transmissions, modeling shows In 2015, when 181 of rural Scott County, Indiana’s 24,000 residents were diagnosed with HIV, the data signaled the largest HIV outbreak in a rural setting among people who were injecting drugs yet seen in the United States. Triggering the […]

Measures of HIV treatment progress highlight lagging investments

By on .

Greater investment, established goals needed to realize antiretroviral treatment benefits of reducing new infections, improving health, and lengthening life expectancy, pieces say While the proven transmission-preventing, health-improving, life-saving benefits of antiretroviral treatment for HIV, along with rising numbers of infected people receiving the medicine have inspired talk in recent years of an “AIDS-free generation,” efforts […]

Berlin patient, standing alone, continues to prompt questions, search for answers

By on .

What happened to Timothy Brown was almost serendipitous, coming as it did from a combination of knowledge, opportunity and readiness. Although what he went through nearly killed him, he remains singularly fortunate. Today, after a year of disappointing news from some on the front lines of HIV cure research, the information gleaned from his case […]

Opioid substitution therapy successful, and critical, in first mainland sub-Saharan Africa program

By on .

The first publicly funded program to provide methadone maintenance therapy to people who inject opiate drugs on the mainland of sub-Saharan Africa retained clients at rates comparable to wealthier countries and, in the process, yielded information that could increase the success of other such programs, a study has shown. The program, and the study to […]