People living with HIV who must travel long distances to their HIV care providers -- or are out of care due to a shortage of local providers -- are highly vulnerable to disease progression, which increases the likelihood of transmitting HIV. Brian Wo...
Electronic Monitoring Pillboxes Effective in Monitoring Antiretroviral Adherence in Low-Technology Contexts
A new small pill container records the date and time the container is opened and uses mobile networks to transmit that information to a secure server, offering a new tool for measuring adherence.
Community- and clinic-based adherence clubs in Johannesburg, South Africa, promoted retention in care and high HIV suppression rates in a 785-person randomized, controlled trial.
Fred Schaich spoke with Musa Ndlovu at the International AIDS Conference about a South African community involvement program for HIV treatment.
Zero: No Linked HIV Transmissions in PARTNER Study After Couples Had Sex 58,000 Times Without Condoms
The PARTNER study provides the strongest estimate of actual risk of HIV transmission when an HIV positive person has undetectable viral load -- and that this risk is effectively zero.
"The first lesson in adherence is that preconceived ideas about who will be adhering and who will not are often wrong," said Carlos Del Rio, M.D., a professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
HIV treatment has evolved over decades of research and development. With so many potent HIV medications to choose from, we take a look at which HIV regimen to start for patients today.
If you want to fight the HIV epidemic, you have to put your money where your mouth is.
Implementation of community-based "adherence clubs" in South Africa, helped 94% of approximately 2,000 people with HIV to be retained in care, and 98% to be virally suppressed after a year.
Actively identifying patients living with HIV who have been lost to care and then implementing a brief, focused, patient-oriented bundled intervention in two dedicated office visits improved re-engagement in HIV care at a large urban HIV clinic in Ph...