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March 04, 2015
Low Rates of Viral Suppression Seen in South Africans With HIV
South Africa’s HIV-positive population has relatively low rates of engagement in health care and viral suppression, paralleling similarly low U.S. figures.
Coinfected People With Hep C May Have to Switch HIV Meds to Take Olysio
People coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C who are looking to take the HCV drug Olysio (simeprevir) may need to change HIV medications to avoid drug-drug interactions.
March 03, 2015
Gay Mixed-HIV-Status Couple Study Has No Transmissions So Far
An ongoing study of gay mixed-HIV status couples has seen no transmissions within the couples at its interim two-year analysis.
96% Hep C Cure Rate for Harvoni in Those Coinfected With HIV
Harvoni yielded a 96 percent cure rate among people with genotype 1 of hepatitis C, as well as a small number of those with genotype 4.
Yet Another Study Touts the Benefits of Earlier HIV Treatment
Beginning HIV treatment when CD4s are higher than 500 significantly reduces the risk of major HIV-related illness and death when compared with delaying treatment.
March 02, 2015
WHO Calls for Universal Use of 'Smart Syringes' by 2020
The World Health Organization has called for all hospitals and clinics worldwide to use “smart syringes,” which prevent a second use, by 2020.
HIV Likely Evolved to Enter Latent State Because This Fuels Survival
A pair of new studies suggest that HIV evolved to enter into a latent state in order to thrive in the long run, and that the virus itself, and not infected immune cells, controls when replication stops and starts.
More Evidence That Circumcision Is Lowering African HIV Rates
The expansion of male circumcision in Rakai, Uganda, is substantially reducing the rate of new cases of HIV among men in the district.
U.S. Fails in Abstinence and Faithfulness Push in Sub-Saharan Africa
The nearly $1.3 billion the U.S. government has spent promoting abstinence and faithfulness in sub-Saharan Africa has gone to waste,
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