AIDS Progress in South Africa Is in Peril

August 25, 2014 - The New York Times.

by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

VERENA, South Africa — A fading roadside ad for Selala Funeral Service here captures what was, until recently, the essence of South Africa's AIDS epidemic: "Tombstones Are Available," it reads. "Buy One, Get One Free."

Not long ago, even places like Verena, a blip on the roadside northeast of Pretoria, supported several funeral parlors.

But in the...

Another full-regimen HIV pill enters the market: Triumeq

August 22, 2014 - Project Inform.

Convenient options for treating HIV infection got a boost today as the new all-in-one pill called Triumeq was approved by the FDA. Triumeq is a full HIV regimen made up of the three drugs dolutegravir (Tivicay), abacavir (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir). Dolutegravir is an integrase inhibitor while the other two drugs are NRTIs, also available as Epzicom. Four full-regimen pills are now...

HIV prevention drug offers new option for women

August 22, 2014 - Houston Chronicle.

By Kyrie O'Connor

A drug that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection has found a growing clientele in heterosexual women.

Doctors and advocates say the drug, Truvada, has the potential to empower women to assume more control over their own health protection. Truvada is the only drug approved by federal regulators for HIV prevention.

Dr. Charlene Flash, an infectious disease specialist...

How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

August 14, 2014 - NPR.

by Diane Cole

When it comes to protecting themselves from HIV, women need more options.

About 84 percent of all women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. And right now, the female condom is the only contraception available that stops HIV — and is controlled by the woman. These devices can be hard to find and tough to use.

Now...

Scientists Devise Method of Snipping HIV From Immune Cells

July 24, 2014 - AIDSmeds.

Researchers have created a genetic treatment that, for the first time, has succeeded in removing HIV from infected human cells, providing hope that the technique may be used as part of a treatment, cure or vaccine for the virus. Publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers devised molecular tools that delete HIV proviral DNA from infected cells....

Women with HIV fight crushing injustice of forcible sterilisation

South African delegate to Aids 2104 conference tells of bitterness at forced procedure and struggle for rights

July 25, 2014 - The Guardian

by Melissa Davey

When Sthembiso Mthembu was just 22, she was forcibly sterilised.

The South African human rights activist, now 39, had gone to hospital extremely unwell. Doctors diagnosed her with a cervical cyst needing immediate surgery. But they refused to operate unless she...

Amidst Sadness, AIDS 2014 to Proceed as Global HIV Community Mourns Lost Leaders

July 18, 2004 - TheBodyPro.com by Julie "JD" Davids

A time of much anticipated excitement for the global HIV community has instead become a day of mourning, even as the leaders of the AIDS 2014 conference vow to proceed with the gathering in honor of comrades who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.

A statement from conference hosts International AIDS Society explains that "In...

Statement on the re-emergence of HIV in the "Mississippi Baby"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Friday, 11 July, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - International AIDS Society.
 
The International AIDS Society today expressed its disappointment at the announcement made in the past 24 hours by the National Institutes of Health in the US that the child known as the "Mississippi baby" - an infant seemingly cured of HIV in early 2013, now has clear evidence of HIV...

Jailhouse theater program helps women disclose HIV status

July 11, 2014 - SFGate.

by Erin Allday

UCSF doctors have teamed with artists from the Medea Project - a jailhouse theater program for women designed to reduce recidivism rates - to help women disclose to their partners and family members that they have HIV.

The point, in turn, is to improve their support network and overall quality of life.

The troupe of HIV-positive women creates and performs theater productions...

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

July 10, 2014 - NPR.

by Richard Harris

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.

This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising new treatment for infants born with HIV.

The ...

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AIDS Progress in South Africa Is in Peril

August 25, 2014 - The New York Times.

by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

VERENA, South Africa — A fading roadside ad for Selala Funeral Service here captures what was, until recently, the essence of South Africa's AIDS epidemic: "Tombstones Are Available," it reads. "Buy One, Get One Free."

Not long ago, even places like Verena, a blip on the roadside northeast of Pretoria, supported several funeral parlors.

But in the...

Another full-regimen HIV pill enters the market: Triumeq

August 22, 2014 - Project Inform.

Convenient options for treating HIV infection got a boost today as the new all-in-one pill called Triumeq was approved by the FDA. Triumeq is a full HIV regimen made up of the three drugs dolutegravir (Tivicay), abacavir (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir). Dolutegravir is an integrase inhibitor while the other two drugs are NRTIs, also available as Epzicom. Four full-regimen pills are now...

HIV prevention drug offers new option for women

August 22, 2014 - Houston Chronicle.

By Kyrie O'Connor

A drug that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection has found a growing clientele in heterosexual women.

Doctors and advocates say the drug, Truvada, has the potential to empower women to assume more control over their own health protection. Truvada is the only drug approved by federal regulators for HIV prevention.

Dr. Charlene Flash, an infectious disease specialist...

How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

August 14, 2014 - NPR.

by Diane Cole

When it comes to protecting themselves from HIV, women need more options.

About 84 percent of all women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. And right now, the female condom is the only contraception available that stops HIV — and is controlled by the woman. These devices can be hard to find and tough to use.

Now...

Scientists Devise Method of Snipping HIV From Immune Cells

July 24, 2014 - AIDSmeds.

Researchers have created a genetic treatment that, for the first time, has succeeded in removing HIV from infected human cells, providing hope that the technique may be used as part of a treatment, cure or vaccine for the virus. Publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers devised molecular tools that delete HIV proviral DNA from infected cells....

Women with HIV fight crushing injustice of forcible sterilisation

South African delegate to Aids 2104 conference tells of bitterness at forced procedure and struggle for rights

July 25, 2014 - The Guardian

by Melissa Davey

When Sthembiso Mthembu was just 22, she was forcibly sterilised.

The South African human rights activist, now 39, had gone to hospital extremely unwell. Doctors diagnosed her with a cervical cyst needing immediate surgery. But they refused to operate unless she...

Amidst Sadness, AIDS 2014 to Proceed as Global HIV Community Mourns Lost Leaders

July 18, 2004 - TheBodyPro.com by Julie "JD" Davids

A time of much anticipated excitement for the global HIV community has instead become a day of mourning, even as the leaders of the AIDS 2014 conference vow to proceed with the gathering in honor of comrades who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.

A statement from conference hosts International AIDS Society explains that "In...

Statement on the re-emergence of HIV in the "Mississippi Baby"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Friday, 11 July, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - International AIDS Society.
 
The International AIDS Society today expressed its disappointment at the announcement made in the past 24 hours by the National Institutes of Health in the US that the child known as the "Mississippi baby" - an infant seemingly cured of HIV in early 2013, now has clear evidence of HIV...

Jailhouse theater program helps women disclose HIV status

July 11, 2014 - SFGate.

by Erin Allday

UCSF doctors have teamed with artists from the Medea Project - a jailhouse theater program for women designed to reduce recidivism rates - to help women disclose to their partners and family members that they have HIV.

The point, in turn, is to improve their support network and overall quality of life.

The troupe of HIV-positive women creates and performs theater productions...

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

July 10, 2014 - NPR.

by Richard Harris

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.

This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising new treatment for infants born with HIV.

The ...

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