What's New or Notable in HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence?

What's New or Notable in HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence?

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Today in the HIV field, effective and tolerable treatment is commonplace, and the prevention toolbox contains implements that clients and providers alike could scarcely have dreamed of just 10 years ago. Researchers have articulated an HIV care continuum that traces an individual's journey to viral suppression and provides an actionable blueprint for the eventual end of epidemic HIV. Yet, there is still so much to learn, explore and even dismantle, before the majority of people living with HIV can follow an unfettered road toward HIV treatment success.

Today in the HIV field, effective and tolerable treatment is commonplace, and the prevention toolbox contains implements that clients and providers alike could scarcely have dreamed of just 10 years ago. Researchers have articulated an HIV care continuum that traces an individual's journey to viral suppression and provides an actionable blueprint for the eventual end of epidemic HIV. Yet, there is still so much to learn, explore and even dismantle, before the majority of people living with HIV can follow an unfettered road toward HIV treatment success.

In June 2017, a dedicated, convivial cadre of international HIV professionals gathered in Miami to discuss the latest research and insights into optimizing the HIV care continuum and supporting adherence across the spectrum of engagement in HIV prevention and care. At the 12th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, TheBodyPRO.com spoke with a range of U.S.-based providers, diverse in geography as well as discipline, about their top "aha moments" from the gathering.

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