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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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

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.

By Antigone Barton for Science Speaks

Fungal Infections Still Kill Too Many People With HIV

By the time the vast majority of people who have HIV reach testing and treatment for the virus, they have had it long enough that they are vulnerable to deadly fungal infections.

By Christine Lubinski for Science Speaks

HIVR4P 2016: Circumcision Offers Major Contribution to Ending HIV Epidemic as a Public Health Threat

Kenya's medical circumcision program launched early with ambition, charting circumcisions performed for 1.3 million men by the end of 2015, leaving evaluators asking what is and what will be the impact of this HIV prevention intervention on the epide...

By Christine Lubinski for Science Speaks