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New Option for PrEP: TAF/FTC Is Non-Inferior to TDF/FTC -- Results of Phase 3 DISCOVER Study Img

New Option for PrEP: TAF/FTC Is Non-Inferior to TDF/FTC -- Results of Phase 3 DISCOVER Study

The results from this large study are notable, showing that a new version of PrEP is at least as affective at protecting against HIV infection as the currently approved formulation.

Viral Reservoir Can Explain Persistent Low Level Viremia With Good Adherence on ART Img
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Viral Reservoir Can Explain Persistent Low Level Viremia With Good Adherence on ART

A CROI 2019 study suggests the dynamics of HIV proliferation in the viral reservoir might explain why viral load sometimes fails to become undetectable, especially when adherence is good.

Phase 3 Results With Dual Therapy Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine Long-Acting Injections: ATLAS and FLAIR Studies Img
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Phase 3 Results With Dual Therapy Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine Long-Acting Injections: ATLAS and FLAIR Studies

Two oral presentations at CROI 2019 showed that dual therapy with long-acting monthly injections resulted in very low levels of virological failure with high participant preference for injections compared to oral combinations.

UK Patient Likely to Be the Second Person Cured of HIV: Two Further Cases at CROI 2019 of HIV Remission After Allogenic Stem Cell Transplants Img
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UK Patient Likely to Be the Second Person Cured of HIV: Two Further Cases at CROI 2019 of HIV Remission After Allogenic Stem Cell Transplants

The procedure used in this case was similar to that used in the only previously confirmed HIV cure case, "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown, albeit with a somewhat less aggressive approach.

NHS England Doubles Places on IMPACT PrEP Study to 26,000 Img
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NHS England Doubles Places on IMPACT PrEP Study to 26,000

Although the move means that more Britons might be able to access free PrEP, this study is also controversial for being seen as a way to delay full government approval.

FDA Approves Generic TDF/3TC for Use in the U.S. Img

FDA Approves Generic TDF/3TC for Use in the U.S.

The U.S. FDA has approved Temixys, a generic combination tablet of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate plus lamivudine.

Why U=U Does Not Cover Breastfeeding Img

Why U=U Does Not Cover Breastfeeding

"Undetectable equal untransmittable" is sometimes wrongly interpreted as covering all ways that HIV can be transmitted.

3D Imaging Videos Show HIV Infection Might Establish Within Hours Img
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3D Imaging Videos Show HIV Infection Might Establish Within Hours

A fascinating lecture at this year's HIVR4P conference showed how advances in modern scanning technologies can be used to get more accurate information about the first stages of HIV infection and on the ways that HIV drugs are absorbed and distribute...

How to Evaluate PrEP and Vaccines: Urgency for Next-Generation Compounds Img
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How to Evaluate PrEP and Vaccines: Urgency for Next-Generation Compounds

Several presentations at the 2018 HIV Research for Prevention conference looked at the new challenges of evaluating efficacy of new PrEP and vaccine candidates.

HIV Diagnoses in UK Drop for Third Year: Among All Ages, Risk Groups, and Ethnicities and Across Most UK Regions Img

HIV Diagnoses in UK Drop for Third Year: Among All Ages, Risk Groups, and Ethnicities and Across Most UK Regions

Preliminary data released by Public Health England show that HIV diagnoses dropped by 17% in 2017 compared to 2016.