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PrEP: Risk of resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to prevent infection is lower than thought, study finds

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Highest risk of resistance found in those starting drugs with undiagnosed infection, pointing to importance of screening The landmark study that found preventive use of antiretroviral medicine by a person who is not infected with HIV can lower the risk of acquiring the virus from his or her infected partner has yielded data showing that […]

With study of injecting drug users, preventive HIV medicine demonstrates protective value to all at high risk

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CDC releases updated Guidance for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: PrEP for Injecting Drug Users, while questions on real-world impact remain With a five-year study in Bangkok showing that daily doses of antiretroviral medicine reduced risks of HIV infection among people who inject drugs by at least half, and more with the […]

Groups to Global Fund, PEPFAR: Support switch from toxic treatment

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Imagine a country that, while poor, serves as something of a model for getting treatment for HIV out to those who need it —  addressing  obstacles that can make the  vision of full-scale coverage and  treatment as prevention seem like a mirage elsewhere. That’s how international donors and implementers talk about Malawi, where, they say, […]

HIV/AIDS Physician-Scientists, Advocates Call for Bold HIV Treatment Goals for PEPFAR

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Physician-scientists working on the frontlines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic today urged the White House to set bold new HIV treatment targets for PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The Center for Global Health Policy joined with a coalition of other organizations—including HealthGAP, amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), the Treatment Action Group, […]

What Keeps Dr. Eric Goosby Up at Night?

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You’ll find the answer to that question, and other fresh insights into the Administration’s plans for PEPFAR, in this ScienceInsider interview with Dr. Goosby, President Obama’s global AIDS coordinator. Among the highlights, Dr. Goosby tells SI that efforts to nix the ban on needle-exchange programs are well underway within the Administration and the PEPFAR office. […]