https://www.thebodypro.com/author/antigone-barton

Latest by Antigone Barton

Advanced Illness at HIV Treatment Start Is Dropping in Some Countries Surveyed, Still Seen in a Third of New Patients Img

Advanced Illness at HIV Treatment Start Is Dropping in Some Countries Surveyed, Still Seen in a Third of New Patients

The prevalence of advanced HIV among people beginning antiretroviral treatment has declined in eight of 10 resource-constrained countries surveyed, while median immune cell counts went up.

Where Harm Reduction Policies Went Up, Hepatitis C Incidence Went Down, Study Finds Img
Hepatitis C

Where Harm Reduction Policies Went Up, Hepatitis C Incidence Went Down, Study Finds

The first study of hepatitis C incidence and injecting behavior across cities and over 25 years showed the differences in incidence reflect differences in policies to reduce the harm of injecting drug use.

Community-Based and Comprehensive, Response to HIV Among People Injecting Drugs in Athens Reversed Climb in New Cases Img
News

Community-Based and Comprehensive, Response to HIV Among People Injecting Drugs in Athens Reversed Climb in New Cases

New rapid response of HIV care and prevention measures reached an estimated 88 percent of people injecting drugs in Athens, Greece within the year that followed the initiation of the services.

With Possibilities for Long-Acting HIV Treatment, Modern Science Creates Modern ART Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

With Possibilities for Long-Acting HIV Treatment, Modern Science Creates Modern ART

Technology that eliminates daily pill taking, and with it "pill fatigue," stigma and other barriers to adherence, has already proven its value, and is on the horizon for HIV.

Coming 'Youth Bulge' Presents HIV Responses With Impetus, Obstacles, Opportunities Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Coming 'Youth Bulge' Presents HIV Responses With Impetus, Obstacles, Opportunities

The prospect of a coming explosion of teenagers, across countries that are struggling now to control the spread and impacts of HIV, is daunting.

Rural Cameroon Study Indicates Need to Double HIV Treatment Success, Monitor Outcomes in West, Central Africa to Control Epidemic Img

Rural Cameroon Study Indicates Need to Double HIV Treatment Success, Monitor Outcomes in West, Central Africa to Control Epidemic

The numbers of people who are receiving antiretroviral treatment HIV in remote rural areas of west and central Africa for whom that treatment is succeeding is about half of what it needs to be.

HIV Viral Load Testing Capacities Progress, Require Global Support, Multiple Partners to Reach 90-90-90 Goals Img
News

HIV Viral Load Testing Capacities Progress, Require Global Support, Multiple Partners to Reach 90-90-90 Goals

Four of seven sub-Saharan African countries followed by researchers over the last year and a half now can track the effectiveness of HIV treatment among all patients receiving it.

WHO Issues Guidelines for HIV Self-Testing, Partner Notification Img

WHO Issues Guidelines for HIV Self-Testing, Partner Notification

The World Health Organization has released guidelines to help nations and programs use self-testing for HIV as an additional tool to increase the numbers of people who know if they are infected with the virus.

WHO HIV Guidelines Adopted Last Where They Would Make the Biggest Difference, Study Finds Img
News

WHO HIV Guidelines Adopted Last Where They Would Make the Biggest Difference, Study Finds

Nearly a year after the release of the World Health Organization's HIV treatment guidelines update, only three countries in sub-Saharan Africa have adopted the latest guidelines as their criteria for treatment access.

AIDS 2016: Victimized, Vilified by Law and Media, a Nurse Faces an Uncertain Future Img
Conference Coverage

AIDS 2016: Victimized, Vilified by Law and Media, a Nurse Faces an Uncertain Future

HIV-positive nurse Rosemary Namubiru's life was "taken apart" by police, prosecutors and reporters after a workplace accident when the needle she was using to inject a struggling child instead pierced her own skin.