IAS 2015: HPTN 068 and CAPRISA 007 cash incentive studies show value of school, financial support, but also show more is needed to protect young people from HIV

July 21, 2015 - Vancouver, Canada - Center for Global Health Policy: Science Speaks.

by Christine Lubinski

Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus.

Nearly 3,000 South African high school students in 14 schools in high HIV...

No HIV infections from partners with fully suppressed viral load during long-term follow up of landmark treatment as prevention trial

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Keith Alcorn

Final follow up of the HPTN 052 study of treatment as prevention shows no evidence of HIV transmission from people with fully suppressed viral load to their partners, four years after the first results from the study demonstrated that early HIV treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 96%. These results were presented by Professor Myron Cohen at the...

Non-daily PrEP regimens provide extra options, but adherence is often better with daily dosing

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Roger Pebody

For some people in some settings, less frequent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with doses linked to sexual activity are feasible, with high numbers of sexual acts protected by PrEP, studies that were presented on Monday to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, show.

This may give people, who want to use PrEP, and their doctors...

Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs

July 20, 2015 - BBC

By Jane Dreaper

An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years.

Doctors have presented the details of her case at an International Aids Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver.

It is the world's first report of long-term remission from HIV in a child.

Experts say big studies are needed to...

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

14 July 2015 — Addis Ababa/Geneva - UNAIDS

The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million...

New Tool Available to Fight Insurance Discrimination Against Persons Living with HIV Infection

June 17, 2015 - AIDS.gov.

By Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and
Oskian Kouzouian, J.D., ORISE Fellow, AIDS.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH) can take many forms in health care. Issues that have been raised include health insurers’ charging higher premiums for...

The ACA and People with HIV: Profiles from the Field

Jun 15, 2015 - The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lindsey Dawson, Jennifer Kates, Tresa Undem, and Kathleen Perry

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010, has provided millions of individuals with new health insurance coverage, including thousands of people with HIV. To explore what new ACA era coverage opportunities have meant for this population, we examined the coverage and enrollment experiences of...

Five Things Media Makers Can Do NOW to #StandUptoHIVStigma

via PWN-USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Olivia Ford, oford@pwn-usa.org / 347.553.5174

June 16, 2015. The responsibility for addressing and ending HIV stigma cannot rest on people living with HIV alone. In the spirit of allyship - and of helping media makers satisfy their professional responsibility to seek and report truth - Positive Women's Network-USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women living with HIV, presents...

Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals

May 27, 2015 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines

A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead...

Job Posting: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and advocacy who are interested in preparing for a career in global health justice or interdisciplinary clinical teaching. The Fellow will supervise the experiential learning component of the Global Health Justice Partnership (the “Practicum”) and...

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IAS 2015: HPTN 068 and CAPRISA 007 cash incentive studies show value of school, financial support, but also show more is needed to protect young people from HIV

July 21, 2015 - Vancouver, Canada - Center for Global Health Policy: Science Speaks.

by Christine Lubinski

Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus.

Nearly 3,000 South African high school students in 14 schools in high HIV...

No HIV infections from partners with fully suppressed viral load during long-term follow up of landmark treatment as prevention trial

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Keith Alcorn

Final follow up of the HPTN 052 study of treatment as prevention shows no evidence of HIV transmission from people with fully suppressed viral load to their partners, four years after the first results from the study demonstrated that early HIV treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 96%. These results were presented by Professor Myron Cohen at the...

Non-daily PrEP regimens provide extra options, but adherence is often better with daily dosing

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Roger Pebody

For some people in some settings, less frequent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with doses linked to sexual activity are feasible, with high numbers of sexual acts protected by PrEP, studies that were presented on Monday to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, show.

This may give people, who want to use PrEP, and their doctors...

Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs

July 20, 2015 - BBC

By Jane Dreaper

An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years.

Doctors have presented the details of her case at an International Aids Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver.

It is the world's first report of long-term remission from HIV in a child.

Experts say big studies are needed to...

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

14 July 2015 — Addis Ababa/Geneva - UNAIDS

The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million...

New Tool Available to Fight Insurance Discrimination Against Persons Living with HIV Infection

June 17, 2015 - AIDS.gov.

By Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and
Oskian Kouzouian, J.D., ORISE Fellow, AIDS.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH) can take many forms in health care. Issues that have been raised include health insurers’ charging higher premiums for...

The ACA and People with HIV: Profiles from the Field

Jun 15, 2015 - The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lindsey Dawson, Jennifer Kates, Tresa Undem, and Kathleen Perry

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010, has provided millions of individuals with new health insurance coverage, including thousands of people with HIV. To explore what new ACA era coverage opportunities have meant for this population, we examined the coverage and enrollment experiences of...

Five Things Media Makers Can Do NOW to #StandUptoHIVStigma

via PWN-USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Olivia Ford, oford@pwn-usa.org / 347.553.5174

June 16, 2015. The responsibility for addressing and ending HIV stigma cannot rest on people living with HIV alone. In the spirit of allyship - and of helping media makers satisfy their professional responsibility to seek and report truth - Positive Women's Network-USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women living with HIV, presents...

Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals

May 27, 2015 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines

A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead...

Job Posting: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and advocacy who are interested in preparing for a career in global health justice or interdisciplinary clinical teaching. The Fellow will supervise the experiential learning component of the Global Health Justice Partnership (the “Practicum”) and...

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