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Clinical Trials Will Play a Vital Role in Charting the Path to an HIV Cure

The search for a cure for HIV has recently been given fresh impetus by the widely reported case of an HIV-positive individual named Timothy Brown who has remained free of detectable virus for four years (and counting) after a complex series of treatm...

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Tuberculosis

Moving an Exciting New TB Diagnostic From Policy to Practice

On December 8, 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the use of the new Xpert® MTB/RIF test as the initial test offered to people suspected of having HIV-associated TB or multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. The test, developed by Cepheid Inc., ...

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The Past, Present and Future of HIV Microbicide Research Advocacy

Polly Harrison founded and led the Alliance for Microbicide Development from 1998 to early 2010. She is now a senior policy advisor at AVAC. TAG worked closely with Polly in support of microbicide research and in fall 2010 TAGline_ interviewed her to...

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Tuberculosis

The First New Tuberculosis Drug in Decades: Promise and Challenges

After nearly 50 years, there is finally something to get excited about in tuberculosis (TB) drug development. Tibotec's TMC207 -- the first compound from a novel class of TB drugs, the diarylquinolines -- will likely be submitted to the U.S. Food and...

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HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Network to Take on New Research Priorities Under Severe Funding Constraints

Big changes are planned for the $300 million AIDS clinical trials networks funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Founded in 1987 at the height of the AIDS crisis, the networks are credited with numerous groundbreaking clinical advan...

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Microbicide Field Wrestles With the Implications of Success

In July of this year, the stubborn persistence and commitment of microbicide researchers, advocates, and trial participants was finally rewarded with positive results from a South African trial of the gel form of the antretroviral drug tenofovir (tra...

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Hepatitis C

Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: A Global Movement Gains Momentum

Being a person living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and an injection drug user, I look at my body. People want to treat my virus -- my immune system -- people want to treat my chest -- my TB -- but no one wants to treat my liver, so we have to find som...

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News

What U.S. Health Care Reform Means for People With HIV

After a century of failed efforts, decades of debate, and months of partisan rancor, this past March, Congress finally passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. The 2010 health ca...

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News Analysis

Can More People Be Put on ART Without Increased Cost?

With no end to the global funding retreat in sight, new strategies are required to change the way we provide treatment to the world's 33 million people infected with HIV.

On June 7-10, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) hosted a conference,...

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People Who Use Drugs

Request for Organizational Sign-On: Release U.S. Funding for Global Harm Reduction

The Global AIDS Roundtable is collecting organizational sign-ons for a letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to release U.S. funding for international syringe exchange programs before the International AIDS Conference in July. We need as m...