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New HIV Resistance to Antiretrovirals Almost Disappears in Switzerland Img
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New HIV Resistance to Antiretrovirals Almost Disappears in Switzerland

New resistance to antiretrovirals nearly disappeared from 1999 to 2013 in a nationwide study in Switzerland. Researchers calculated that 401 people taking antiretrovirals in 1999 had a new resistance mutation, compared with only 23 people in 2013....

Test and Treat Did Not Impact Transmission Rates in South African Study Img
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Test and Treat Did Not Impact Transmission Rates in South African Study

On behalf of IFARA, Fred Schaich spoke with François Dabis, M.D., Ph.D., about a study presented at this year's International AIDS Conference on the impact of the "test and treat" strategy on HIV transmission rates.

Excellent Uptake of Test and Treat in Swaziland Pilot Project Img
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Excellent Uptake of Test and Treat in Swaziland Pilot Project

The results of a "test and treat" pilot project in Swaziland presented at this year's International AIDS Conference were very positive, with a very high uptake of testing and starting treatment, good retention in care and good viral suppression.

Continued Access to Generic Drugs Needed to Enable 'Test and Treat' Strategy Img
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Continued Access to Generic Drugs Needed to Enable 'Test and Treat' Strategy

On behalf of IFARA, Fred Schaich spoke at this year's International AIDS Conference with Vivian Cox, M.D., about strengthening access to generic HIV medications and the price of antiretrovirals.

Sub-Saharan African Countries Moving Quickly to Recommend 'Treat All' Img
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Sub-Saharan African Countries Moving Quickly to Recommend 'Treat All'

There is broad support for universal treatment of people with HIV among fast track countries, and many are committed to adopting "Treat All" policies by the end of this year, say researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO). But challenges to...

Community ART Groups Support Adherence in South Africa Img
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Community ART Groups Support Adherence in South Africa

Fred Schaich spoke with Musa Ndlovu at the International AIDS Conference about a South African community involvement program for HIV treatment.

More Prevention Resources Needed to Meet UNAIDS Goals Img
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More Prevention Resources Needed to Meet UNAIDS Goals

Fred Schaich spoke with Haidong Wang about his study of the global HIV burden from 1980 to 2015, which was presented at this year's International AIDS Conference.

CHAMP: Mobilizing People Living With HIV and Allies to Champion HIV Prevention and Care in Ethno-Racial Communities Img
African-Americans

CHAMP: Mobilizing People Living With HIV and Allies to Champion HIV Prevention and Care in Ethno-Racial Communities

CHAMP (Community Champions HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project) evaluated two innovative and culturally relevant training programs to reduce HIV stigma and promote the championing of HIV-related issues amongst Asian, Black and Latino communities ...

Research Update: Ontario Study Shows Online Outreach Services Beneficial for Gay, Bi, Two-Spirit and Other MSM Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

Research Update: Ontario Study Shows Online Outreach Services Beneficial for Gay, Bi, Two-Spirit and Other MSM

A survey of men who use the internet to seek sex with other men in Ontario assessed if gay and other MSM use online outreach services. The study found that a minority of men have used online outreach but most report a positive change to their HIV and...

Fast Facts: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada Img
Canada

Fast Facts: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada

Chlamydia

73% -- The percentage increase in the number of reported cases of chlamydia from 2003 to 2012.

103,716 -- The number of reported cases of chlamydia in 2012.

299 -- The number of reported cases of chlamydia for every 100,000 people in Can...