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Point-of-care HIV testing in infants leads to faster ART start

July 25, 2017

Point-of-care HIV testing in newborns exposed to the virus quickens diagnosis and ART initiation, researchers said.

Given sufficient resources, point-of-care testing (POCT) could improve linkage to care for infected infants, they wrote in The Lancet HIV.

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Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens

July 25, 2017
A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented…
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Fearing drug interactions, transgender women may skip HIV, hormone therapy

July 25, 2017
A high proportion of transgender women with HIV who were surveyed said they did not adhere to either ART, feminizing hormone therapy or both for fear of drug…
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Child with HIV suppresses virus for more than 8 years without ART

July 24, 2017
A South African child who was diagnosed with HIV as an infant has suppressed the virus for the past 8 1/2 years without treatment, researchers said. The child was…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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HCV rates climbing in younger HIV-positive MSM

July 20, 2017
Hepatitis C infection rates continue to increase in Northern Europe in recent years among younger men who have HIV and…
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